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Early changes in the brain may occur decades before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease begin to show.

Early Changes In The Brain May Occur Decades Before The First Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease Begin To Show Does Alzheimer’s disease pathology accumulate in our brains in our younger years without making us symptomatic? Typically, individuals don’t get evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) unless they begin to notice a change […]

Thelma’s Place, Winner of the Brodsky Innovation Grant!

The winner of the Brodsky Innovation Grant is… Thelma’s Place! Each year the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America awards a $25,000 grant to a nonprofit organization to help fund new programs or services within the community. To be considered for the Brodsky Innovation Grant the proposed program must seek to improve the lives of individuals living […]

What Is The AFA and What Do They Do?

What Is The AFA and What Do They Do? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is an organization that provides support and education to those living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as, their caregivers and families. The AFA also helps to fund research on improved treatments in the hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. […]

Normal Aging vs. Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Normal Aging vs.Early Alzheimer’s Disease How can we tell the difference between normal age related memory symptoms and early Alzheimer’s disease symptoms? It is important to note that not everyone will experience the same symptoms. What may be normal for one person may not be normal for another. Generally speaking, normal age-related cognitive decline is […]

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease Sleep problems and disorders are relatively common among seniors. Many individuals with a neurodegenerative disease complain of experiencing  insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, or abnormal motor activity while they are sleeping. [3] Research shows that adults should be sleeping 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis, give or take […]

Does Periodontal Bacteria Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

Does Periodontal Bacteria Cause Alzheimer’s Disease? We have been taught the importance of brushing our teeth since childhood, but could maintaining healthy oral hygiene protect us from getting Alzheimer’s disease? The human mouth is home to at least six billion bacteria! [2] A recent study published in Science Advances claims that the oral pathogen Porphyromonas […]

Clinical Trial Myths vs Facts

Clinical Trial Myths vs Facts Clinical trials tend to have a cloud of negative talk hovering over them. Participating in something that involves your health can be daunting and scary, and unfortunately, this fear has led to some misconceptions about participating in clinical research trials. Here are some of the common Myths/Facts surrounding clinical trial […]

Tips and Resources for Caregivers

Tips and Resources for Caregivers According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, resulting in an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care. While being a caregiver is gratifying, it is also associated with physical, psychological, and financial burdens. It is common for caregivers to […]

IDEAS Study Results

IDEAS Study Results The Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study was a 12 month, observational, open-label, longitudinal study done from February 2016 to December 2017. This study was done to assess the impact of amyloid PET scans on patient outcomes. An amyloid PET scan of the brain can identify underlying Alzheimer’s disease even in […]

Hobbies, Are They Really That Important?

Hobbies, Are They Really That Important? Many of us are stretched for time and lead busy lifestyles. By the time we reach the end of our day, the idea of sitting in front of the TV seems very appealing. However, there could be a more proactive and beneficial use of our time! It may seem […]