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Studies: Alzheimer drug may stabilize brain plaque

“We're very disappointed that we were not able to come up with a treatment to provide to our dementia patients in the near term,” said Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Alzheimer's center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and leader of one of …
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Another View: US must combat Alzheimer's

Medicare and Medicaid cover about 70 percent of the costs of Alzheimer's care. The average per-person Medicare payments for those with Alzheimer's are three times higher than for those without dementia. Medicaid spending for older adults with Alzheimer …
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Facts about Lewy Body Dementia HealthWorks Collective

Boss” star Kelsey Grammer, Lewy Body Dementia PSA.
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EKU's 'Place to Be' program for adults with memory loss set Sept. 28

RICHMOND — For local adults who are experiencing memory loss related to dementia or Alzheimer's, the Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University has provided “The Place to Be” for the past two decades. The department will again …
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Vitamin C and beta-carotene might protect against dementia

It might thus be possible to influence the pathogenesis of AD by a person's diet or dietary antioxidants. 74 AD-patients and 158 healthy controls were examined for the study that has been published in the “Journal of Alzheimer's Disease” (JAD). AD is a …
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Studies: Alzheimer drug shows some promise

About 35 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer's is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimer's. Current medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just temporarily ease symptoms. There is no known cure.
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