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A Dementia That Rivals Alzheimer’s Strikes Before Age 65

The assumption by many is that memory impairing diseases only affect those age 65 and older.  However, these diseases are being diagnosed much earlier in life with other forms of dementia besides Alzheimer’s included.  NBC recently wrote an article detailing one of these forms of memory impairment called frontotemporal dementia or FTD. What is FTD?  […] Read More >>

Women: Alzheimer’s More Likely Than Breast Cancer

In a startling report by the Alzheimer’s Association, new figures indicate that women 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime.  Women are twice as likely to develop the disease over breast cancer.  These new figures not only further compound the thought that those living with Alzheimer’s […] Read More >>

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 >>

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