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Doctors not Good at Detecting Alzheimer's and Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 12:38am Diagnosing mild-to-moderate dementia cases can be difficult. Indeed, more than half of such cases are not recognized by physicians, according to a recent review of the literature at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. This comes as no surprise to me. When most people think of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, they think of memor ... Read on »
Another Drug for Alzheimer's Flops by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 May 2013 11:10am Another promising treatment for Alzheimer's has failed to provide any evidence that it reduces cognitive decline and preserves functional abilities in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. +Alzheimer's Reading Room Another Phase 3 clinical trial for the purpose of finding a treatment for Alzheimer's has failed and end ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s: Technology Bracelets to the Rescue by Rosemary M. Posted Mon 21 May 2012 9:41am Since when does fresh air increase the risk of getting lost?  How often do we read about dementia patients who find themselves panicked and lost because they have unknowingly wandered away from watchful eyes? I'm sure many caregivers reading this article have experienced the panic of this situation first hand. Irwin Goffman, a ... Read on »
Will a Pacemaker for the Brain be the Answer for those with Alzheimer’s? by Mom-n-Me Posted Tue 29 May 2012 4:23pm 05/29/2012 By ~ Sandy Leave a Comment by Dane Cross– Maria Mallaband Care Group, a UK based provider of EMI care homes Recent trials suggest that a small device, similar to a pacemaker, may be able to stimulate brain activity when implanted into the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. ... Read on »
For Alzheimer's caregivers ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 23 Feb 2013 10:14pm For Alzheimer's caregivers, patience and compassion are key Expert advice for those facing the challenges brought on by the disease. 24 feb 2013—The picture isn't necessarily pretty when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.More than 5 million Americans currently have the degenerative brain condition, there's no sure way to prevent it and current t ... Read on »
Protecting Your Loved Ones from the Risks of Alzheimer’s by John A. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 1:24pm 1 Comment By Guest Author Jim Nalley of EmFinders The Baby Boomer generation is quickly aging, with all boomers reaching 65 years old by the year 2030. At that time, the number of people aged 65 and over afflicted by Alzheimer’s will reach roughly 7.7 million, a significant increase from current numbers.  As this number increases, it is inc ... Read on »
Health Reform Lays Groundwork for New Era of Personalized Medicine and More Patient-Centered Health System by Brian Ahier Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 10:00pm Embedded in the Health Reform package are some lesser known provisions that increase emphasis on prevention, positive health outcomes, better coordination of care and comparative effectiveness research that includes personalized medicine, paving the way for a new era of individualized care in a more patient-focused health system. Personalized med ... Read on »
Portable Device Provides Quick, Inexpensive Detection of Early Alzheimer’s by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:19am This is really exciting news. A new device developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University may allow patients to take a ten minute test that gauges reaction time and memory to measure mild cognitive impairment (MCA), often the earliest stage of Alzheimer's. The test is inexpensive and could be administered as part of a ro ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Association to Offer Comfort Zone, a web-based application that tracks the position of Alzheimer's patients by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Dec 2009 10:03pm One of the most widespread and potentially dangerous behaviors for persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is the tendency to wander. As many as 60% of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s wander at some point, and are often unable to return safely without assistance. Nearly 70% of individuals that wander will do so repeatedly, and of th ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 21 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm U.S. doctors weigh in on morning-after pill denials The largest U.S. physicians group on Monday objected to some pharmacists' conscience-driven refusal to sell the morning-after pill, and suggested doctors may fill the void by dispensing medications themselves. Heavier heart-bypass patients fare somewhat better From a statistical view ... Read on »