Ten Things to Know About the New FDA Approved Alzheimer’s Drug, Kisunla (donanemab)

Pat Bishara, 79, was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in late 2017. Beginning in 2021, she participated in both the phase 3 trial and the extension trial for donanemab. Along with the monthly infusion, she was also … [Read more...]

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Columbian Woman Continues to Offer Clues to Escaping the Genetic Fate of Alzheimer’s

As an elder care law firm, we strive twice a week to bring our readers timely information on developing topics in the field of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.In the past, we wrote about Aliria Rosa Piedrahita de … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Can Alzheimer’s Symptoms Be Reversed? Sanjay Gupta Explains in Newest Documentary

Dear Angel,I recently read about “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient,” starring Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The documentary describes Alzheimer’s patient Cici Zerbe, who claims that her early Alzheimer’s symptoms have been reversed. This was … [Read more...]

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Speed of Speech, Rather Than Loss of Words, May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia

Years before they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, subtle changes became apparent in the spoken and written words of public figures Ronald Reagan and Iris Murdoch. During non-scripted public speaking, the late President Reagan … [Read more...]

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Could Forgetfulness and Disorganization in Seniors Be ADHD, and Not Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Q. Lately, I’ve become quite forgetful and have been struggling with paying attention to things, impulsivity, and an inability to plan as well as I used to. When I think of cognitive impairment, I think of short-term memory loss, … [Read more...]

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What Are the “Big Five” Personality Traits that Can Contribute to Dementia Risk?

Roxanne is 76 and recently started hiking and swimming with fellow enthusiasts from different generations. David, a retired attorney in his 80s, got bored and went back to school and studied for his CPA. He works for a few months … [Read more...]

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How Can Alzheimer’s Drugs Get to the Brain Faster? 

Q. My sister is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and she may be a candidate for the drug Leqembi, to help slow down the progression. I read that a way to expedite the process and get Alzheimer’s drugs to the brain quicker was … [Read more...]

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How to Talk to a Child or Grandchild about a Loved One’s Dementia

Q. My father, who has Alzheimer’s, is coming to stay with us for the holidays this year. My children, who are 7, 10, and 13, saw him last year, but his symptoms have gotten a lot more severe since then. We didn’t say anything then … [Read more...]

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Sandra Day O’Connor Was a “Legal Pioneer for Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s” 

Sandra Day O’Connor, who was appointed as the nation's first female Supreme Court justice in 1981, died in Phoenix, Arizona last Friday at the age of 93. She died from a respiratory illness, with complications from Alzheimer’s, … [Read more...]

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Red Flags When Walking and Driving May Be Indicative of Dementia 

Some people take wide turns when they are walking or driving and get disoriented easily. Some drive slowly, while others are fast and erratic. Some get lost in their own neighborhood or have momentary lapses where they forget … [Read more...]

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