August 2, 2015

Solanezumab Aims to Prevent Alzheimer's at 60 Sites

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Amyloid plaque buildup on the brain can begin decades before it actually triggers Alzheimer's. See how The A4 Trial hopes to clear plaque long before it can cause any trouble.

"Giving Voice" Chorus Sings Alzheimer's Away

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You already know the feeling of a song stuck in your head. This the story of the music that even Alzheimer's cannot shake off.

Alzheimer's, Art & Medical Students

Medical students often learn the technical facts of Alzheimer's without learning about the people. Find out how a new program helps medical students better understand people with dementia--at the art museum.

ANAVEX 2-73 Shows Positive Cognitive Effects in 10 Out of 12 Patients

In Phase 2 trials, Anavex performed as much as 4 times better than Aricept®, today's most popular Alzheimer's medication. The pill achieved cognitive and functional improvement, increased alertness, improvement in activities of daily living and greater organization. Learn more.

99-Year-Old Skydives for Alzheimer's

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See what a 99-year-old Florida man, jumping from a plane, has to say about Alzheimer's research.

August 1, 2015

Visual Confusion in Dementia

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Dementia can make it difficult to recognize familiar faces, or even trigger hallucinations. Lewy body dementia is particularly susceptible to such visual problems. Watch Stanford's Dr. Kirshner answer a few questions on the topic.

July 31, 2015

Helping People with Dementia Stay Physically Active

Regular physical activity has many benefits for people with dementia. Exercise helps keep muscles, joints, and the heart in good shape. It also helps people stay at a healthy weight and can improve sleep. Check out these 6 healthy guidelines, along with some physical activities to try.

July 30, 2015

Alzheimer's & The Power of Music

Neurologist and author Dr. Oliver SacksVIDEO + TRANSCRIPT:

Watch neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks share how his dementia patients, "without exception, respond to music. This is especially true of old songs and songs they once knew."

Is it Alzheimer's or NPH? NPH Can Be Cured.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's isn't easy. A common Alzheimer's misdiagnosis is NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus), a curable dementia. Nearly 400,000 Americans have NPH, but only about 11,000 have been properly diagnosed and treated. See how NPH imitates Alzheimer's as much as 5% of the time. Find out what you can do about it.

July 29, 2015

5 Smart Ways to Face Alzheimer's

Lady with Alzheimer's
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See how one lady faced the stigma of Alzheimer's and rose above its storm clouds. Learn why she continues to take part in her community and how she lives life with dementia to the fullest.