Blood Tests and a New Promising Drug for Alzheimer’s Are Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Q. I know Alzheimer’s research, diagnostic tools, and treatments have come a long way in the past few years, with several new options having been introduced. But, I’m curious — do any of these options really work or even show real … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: A Urine Test for Alzheimer’s?

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that there is a urine test for Alzheimer’s that is being tested? What do you know about this? Thanks for your help! Pete Tesst --- Dear Pete, It’s true. There is a urine test being … [Read more...]

TikTok and Caregiving: The #Dementia Hashtag on TikTok Has over 3 Billion Views!

The first time Jacquelyn Revere walked into a support group for caregivers of family members with dementia, she felt completely out of place. Revere, then a 20-something who’d just moved from New York City to California to care … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Research Shows How Having Pets Helps Promote Healthy Aging and Prevent Cognitive Decline

Dear Angel, I’ve been living alone for the past five years and I’m thinking of getting a pet to keep me company. I’ve heard about benefits of having a pet, but didn’t realize that there were cognitive benefits as well. What are … [Read more...]

Can a Mortality Prediction Model Lead to Fewer Unnecessary Medical Interventions?

Imagine knowing how long a loved one with dementia is going to live. Would you want to know? What would you do with that information, and how can it be helpful? Predictions from a prognosis prediction model were followed by the … [Read more...]

The Importance of Managing Chronic Diseases

Q. I am middle aged and overweight with diabetes and high blood pressure. My friend told me that he read somewhere that having two or more chronic health conditions in middle life puts people at a higher risk of developing … [Read more...]

Is Physician-Assisted Death Possible for People with Dementia?

Q. My wife and I recently sat down to discuss the topic of end-of-life planning. She surprised me when she told me that if she ever gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, she’d want to die on her own terms, … [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Loved One Becomes Violent Due to Dementia

When some think of dementia, they may think of it as a mental illness. Confusing the two occurs frequently as certain mental illnesses and dementia share many of the same symptoms, including difficulty concentrating, confusion, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, According to Experts

Dear Oakley, I often forget people’s names or what I’m doing even while I’m doing it, it seems. I’m worried I could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Is there any new information available about the early warning signs of … [Read more...]

Can a New Device Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Develop?

Many people don’t realize that Alzheimer’s actually begins 15-20 years before symptoms become evident, but this has been proven to be the case. Now, a research team has developed a device and strategy that may be able to detect … [Read more...]

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