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Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research from the National Institute on Aging Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder— A recently recognized brain disorder called LATE mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease. LATE has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and other guidelines for advancing andContinue reading “Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA”

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

A message from the National Institute on Aging… Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. Scientists are conducting basic studies, biomarker studies, and clinical trials to better understand why some people with Down syndrome develop dementia while others do not, measure cognitive and biological changes, and developContinue reading “What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?”

Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   People with Alzheimer’s may not see as well as they used to, making it a problem to navigate around the house safely. Here are some changes you can make around the house that may reduce their risk of falling: Simplify the home. Too muchContinue reading “Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s”

Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!

The following is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   Alzheimer’s and related dementias clinical trials nationwide are looking for volunteers just like you! Many people say participating in a clinical trial is a way to play a more active role in their own health care. Other people say they want to helpContinue reading “Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!”

Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television

Posted for Susan Frick, MSW: For many years, the Without Warning support group of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center has been creating a documentary on the experience of younger onset Alzheimer’s disease, called Too Soon To Forget. Selected by American Public Television, the documentary aired on Public Television for the first time on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The messageContinue reading “Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television”