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Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease

Is it possible that a simple blood test might be able to offer an earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis in some people?  According to new research from Georgetown University and the University of Rochester, a new test can determine with 90 percent accuracy whether an older adult might develop Alzheimer’s disease within approximately three years. The exciting […] Read More >>

Alzheimer’s: Possibly Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

More than 500,000 deaths per year in the U.S. may now be attributed to Alzheimer’s disease according to a new study by the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago featured in an NBC News story by senior health reporter JoNel Aleccia. The data about the way deaths are estimated suggests that Alzheimer’s may indeed be the third leading killer […] Read More >>

Music Therapy: Gentle on My Mind

Anyone who attended one of country star Glen Campbell’s “Farewell Tour” concerts in 2012 knows that music is a blessing for people living with Alzheimer’s, and their caregivers. Sold-out audiences included not just long-­‐time fans, but also many people in early stages of various memory-­‐impairing diseases and their family members, all of whom enjoyed  cheering […] Read More >>

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium, an estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s disease. In Texas alone, that number is expected to increase from 340,000 to 470,000 by 2025. As you can see, individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease are growing. What warning signs should you […] Read More >>