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Posts tagged "Alzheimer’s"

Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family

Good news on the memory care front – when it comes to Alzheimer’s and related dementias, quality of care can improve quality of life for patients and family caregivers alike according to a new study published this summer. Dementia is a syndrome affecting memory, thinking, and language which is caused most commonly by Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family

Daughter Says Hospital Left Mother with Alzheimer’s Locked Out in Middle of the Night

It’s every concerned daughter’s worst nightmare. Costanza Genoese Zerbi reportedly did what she could to provide the best possible care for her 84-year-old mother who started to show signs of Alzheimer’s dementia a year ago. Still, it wasn’t enough to protect her mother from exposure and endangerment. Zerbi placed her mother, Savina Genoese Zerbi, in … Continue reading Daughter Says Hospital Left Mother with Alzheimer’s Locked Out in Middle of the Night

Discoveries May Improve Identification of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

There’s some much-needed good news on the science horizon when it comes to older African Americans and Alzheimer’s disease, according to MedPage Today. This is a particularly salient development because African Americans have a significantly higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, perhaps even twice as high than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. In a study published in … Continue reading Discoveries May Improve Identification of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

At Long Last, New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease?

At first glance, there seems to be no good news and little reason for hope when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently 5.7 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s at an annual cost to the nation of $227 billion. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States overall, and the fifth … Continue reading At Long Last, New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease?