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Biogen Reverses Course, Asks FDA To Approve Failed Alzheimer’s Drug

Biogen, a United States drug manufacturer, has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to approve their Alzheimer’s drug, Aducanumab. Their request is highly unusual, as it’s the same drug they suspended testing just seven months ago because it was ineffective in Phase-2 clinical trials.   The Biogen announcement, shocked the scientific community and the…

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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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Driving Safely and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it Possible?

Driving safely means obeying all traffic laws and obligations. You need to be alert at all times, think clearly, and make the correct decisions. For example, if you’re tired, then don’t drive — let someone else do it, or take public transportation.   What about a person with Alzheimer’s disease? Would you trust them behind…

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Home Safety Measures For Alzheimer’s Patients, Is It Possible?

Home safety measures for Alzheimer’s patients is a constant concern for their families and caregivers. But according to the National Institute for Aging, (NIA) home safety can be accomplished by following several of their guidelines.   Why is home safety so important for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients? The reason is that over time, these patients…

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Supplements For Your Brain, Do They Really Help You?

Supplements to improve your brain function, cognition, and memory have been promoted by drug companies for years. The question is, do they really improve your brain health as promised? If so, why don’t these supplements have the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? The absence of FDA approval speaks volumes. In fact, without…

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Education Levels And Alzheimer’s, Is There A Link?

Education levels have sometimes been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s logical to think this might actually be the case. Indeed, for many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. However, some recent studies have contradicted this idea. Therefore, is there a…

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Caregiving For A Spouse With Dementia, Can You Put It Into Words?

Caregiving for a loved one who suffers from dementia is exceedingly difficult. Certainly when it is a very close loved one, such as your parent or your spouse.     If you are such a caregiver, no doubt you have read just about every article on what to do and what not to do. But,…

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Physical Exercise can Delay Dementia by 9.5 Years

Women who Tested High for Cardiovascular Fitness in Middle Age Were able to Delay the Onset of Dementia by 9.5 Years A study published in the Neurology Journal, April 10, 2018 entitled “Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness and Dementia, A 44-year Longitudinal Population Study in Women” shows that physical exercise in women can delay the onset of…

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Seniors and Alcohol

UK Lowered Guidelines for Drinking Alcohol There is certainly confusion concerning drinking alcoholic beverages. Past studies have claimed that a few alcoholic drinks a day are beneficial to health. However, newer studies and wider research have caused doctors and health associations to re-think otherwise. In fact, the UK recently lowered their guidelines to promote less…

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Knitting Therapy for Seniors

Knitting Therapy is a Popular Activity Knitting is one of the handcrafts that is still popular in today’s digital world and knitting therapy has shown itself to be enormously beneficial for senior health in a preventive way and in a therapeutic way. Knitting is both mental and physical therapy. It is beneficial for the mind…

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