Tag Archives: Alzheimers

How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer's Patient in a Nursing Home

How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home While the nursing assistants came to change Peggy’s bedding, I talked to her treatment nurse in the hallway. When Peggy had arrived at this facility about two weeks earlier, she had bedsores on her heels and on her …

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Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease Bennett, who has had a seven-decade-long career, scored his first big hit in 1951, “Because of You.” In 1962 he recorded “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which became his signature song. Long after other crooners had died or faded from the airwaves, Bennett experienced …

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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests Is it possible to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease simply by looking at writing patterns years before there are symptoms? According to a new study by IBM researchers, the answer is yes. And, they and others say that Alzheimer’s is just the beginning. …

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Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial

Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial

Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Small Trial In a small clinical trial, an experimental Alzheimer’s drug slowed the rate at which patients lost the ability to think and care for themselves, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Monday. The findings have not been published in any form, and …

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain

Alzheimer's Researchers Study a Rare Brain

Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain Each brain donation begins not in a hospital mortuary but in a large and well-equipped funeral home. The arrangement allows the researchers to remove the brain and walk it quickly to their dissection lab a block away, after which the family can proceed with a funeral or cremation. …

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Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel

Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Faces Critical Test Before F.D.A. Panel A federal panel will decide on Friday whether to recommend approval of a controversial but potentially promising Alzheimers drug, which would be the first to come to market in nearly two decades. The drug, aducanumab, would not stop or reverse dementia, but …

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‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach

‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach ‘Amazing, Isn’t It?’ Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach Blood tests could eventually be used earlier, allowing people who were beginning to have mild memory issues to learn whether they would develop Alzheimer’s or instead had another condition that might be less aggressive or fast-moving, Dr. Weiner said. And, …

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Gum Disease Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Gum Disease Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Gum Disease Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Severe gum disease and tooth loss may be linked to an increased risk for developing dementia, a new study has found. Researchers looked at 8,275 men and women whose average age was 63 at the start of the study. Over an average follow-up of more than …

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