“Different triggers spark stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases, but the molecular chain of events responsible for brain cell death in these conditions are the same. Johns Hopkins researchers have isolated the single protein at the end of the chain that delivers the fatal blow and hacks up a cell’s DNA.”

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“Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in women may be more difficult than in men because older women tend to retain better verbal memory, according to new research.”

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“Depth of dusk, a husband and wife tend to the day’s quotidian kitchen chores. He tries to help, but, of late, the house where he’s lived with her for some 50 or more years has become an uncomfortable space. He sets down the plate he’s struggling to put away, and she is, for a moment, relieved, but then she’s not because he says to her “I want to go home.””

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“Alzheimer’s Disease Expected to Double

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the frequency of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to double by mid-century. Currently, someone is diagnosed with the disease every 66 seconds. By 2050, someone will receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis once every 33 seconds.”

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“BEVERLY HILLS — Sitting beside a neatly made crib, 88-year-old Vivian Guzofsky held up a baby doll dressed in puppy dog pajamas.

“Hello gorgeous,” she said, laughing. “You’re so cute.”

Guzofsky, who has Alzheimer’s disease, lives on a secure memory floor of a home for seniors. Nearly every day, she visits the dolls in the home’s pretend nursery.”

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“Sitting beside a neatly made crib, 88-year-old Vivian Guzofsky holds up a baby doll dressed in puppy dog pajamas.

“Hello gorgeous,” she says, laughing. “You’re so cute.”

Guzofsky, who has Alzheimer’s disease, lives on a secure memory floor at a home for seniors in Beverly Hills, Calif.”

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“TimeOut@UCLA trains and mobilizes undergraduate students to interact and provide companionship to elders with early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia while providing respite for family caregivers.”

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“When we talk about Artful Aging at Next Avenue, we aren’t talking about therapeutic arts. We’re talking about how actively engaging in the arts — producing creative work — helps healthy older adults age better.”

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“As the world marks Alzheimer’s Day on Wednesday, a new survey shows just how costly the disease can be for family caregivers.”

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“There has been no sustained reduction in the prescription of antipsychotics to UK dementia patients, despite government guidance, according to a report published in the medical journal BMJ Open. ”

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