The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

My mom passed away from this terrible brain disease called “alzheimer’s.”  Sadly, another very close relative has also been afflicted with this deadly disease and is now on stage 7.  My family’s experience with my belated mom’s dementia gave us a greater understanding on how to deal with this terminal disease. There are many clinical […]

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The National Plan for Fighting Alzheimer’s updated

HHS has come out with updates to the National Plan for fighting Alzheimer’s in the country. The plan is based on a revised opinion on the susceptibility of the senior population that lives in assisted living facilities and retirement homes, to Alzheimer’s disease. It has been established through numerous researches and studies that the elderly […]

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Brain Pacemaker May Treat Alzheimer’s [via Mashables]

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with mild Alzheimer’s, the sixth patient in a multicenter trial of the experimental therapy. The hope is that the electrical stimulation delivered by the device could improve memory and slow cognitive decline in patients with the disease. MIT Technology Review  [via […]

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