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Police searching for missing woman with Alzheimer’s

SANTA ANA – Police seek the public’s help in finding a missing woman believed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and depression, authorities said. Family members Wednesday night discovered that Iris Kaufman, 75, was missing from her Santa Ana home, along with her dog, a small gray Schnauzer named Lucy, her medication and her car, [...]

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Glen Campbell and Alzheimer’s disease

The Grammy Award-winning singer Glen Campbell announced this week that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. And then he said he’d be going on the road for a farewell tour. It’s not unusual for a public figure to reveal a diagnosis of the insidious disease. Former President Reagan told the world of his battle with [...]

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5 Signs of Alzheimer’s That Sometimes Show up Before Memory Loss

Memory loss is the symptom everybody worried about Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia seems to focus on. After all, it’s distressing — and increasingly obvious. Yet there are other common symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia that can turn up even earlier, researchers say. Sometimes, according to memory experts, even doctors miss early dementia [...]

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Friday’s letters – Sarasota Herald

Regarding “Alzheimer’s sleuths follow a caffeine trail”: The article, concerning the research by Chuanhai Cao and me — showing “caffeinated coffee” as protective against Alzheimer’s disease — was generally appropriate. But I must address the comments by Michael Mullan, director of Sarasota’s Roskamp Institute. Rather than encouraging further exploration of caffeine/coffee as therapeutic against the [...]

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‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIV

From ANI London, June 24: Scientists designed molecular inhibitors that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. The researchers say the inhibitors target specific proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and HIV to prevent them from forming amyloid fibres, the elongated chains of interlocking proteins that play a key [...]

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Mentor Planning Commission Rejects Alzheimer’s Memory Care Facility

The Mentor Planning Commission Thursday unanimously rejected a developer’s proposed construction of  a 66-bed Alzheimer’s Memory Care facility at Newell Creek’s planned unit development  after hearing from homeowners who strongly opposed the proposal.  Newell Creek Development Co. of Broadview Heights asked the planning commission to change the Newell Creek Development Plan, a planned unit development [...]

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Mapping Alzheimer’s Disease, medicine’s next big thing?

BACKGROUND: Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia or memory loss that is serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases. There are more than 5.3 million people in the United States with the disease. Alzheimer’s Disease International estimates there are 35.6 [...]

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Christie Signs Bill To Create Alzheimer’s Commission

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday. The new law will establish a 15-member Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission to study the current and future impact and incidence of the disease among state residents while examining the state’s role in [...]

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There’s a Double Standard When it Comes to Housework

With a memory clouded by age and Alzheimer’s, my mother-in-law had a tough time placing my husband during his most recent visit. Then all of a sudden it came to her: “Do you still live in that messy house?” Bingo. Nailed it. My husband and I had a good laugh but it’s sobering to realize [...]

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Breaking the chain: ‘Molecular cap’ blocks processes that lead to Alzheimer’s, HIV

ScienceDaily (June 22, 2011) ? A new advance by UCLA biochemists has brought scientists one step closer to developing treatments that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. The researchers report that they have designed molecular inhibitors that target specific proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and HIV to [...]

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