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Woodward Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease Joanne Woodward, legendary actress and widow of actor Paul Newman, is battling Alzheimer’s disease. According to sources close to the family, Woodward faces a grim prognosis. Woodward’s first film was a post-Civil War Western, Count Three and Pray, in 1955. She continued to move between Hollywood and Broadway, eventually studying in the New York production […]

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Diagnosis Not Precise Usually we think of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as affecting seniors who are on up in years. It’s less well-known that 10 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have the early-onset variety. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike before 65 years of age. Of the more than 5 million people in the United States, almost 4 percent […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Rarely Reported A provocative new study has suggested that Alzheimer’s disease causes six times as many deaths as the official statistics would indicate. That makes an already alarming epidemic even more frightening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that, in 2010, Alzheimer’s caused almost 84,000 deaths in the United States, a […]

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Women More Vulnerable To Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a global health crisis affecting more than 5 million Americans alone and more than 44 million people around the world. New figures show women are bearing the brunt of the damage. While about 1 in 11 men over 65 are estimated to develop the brain disease, for […]

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Caucasian, Black Women At Highest Risk  Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Men, by comparison, have a 1 in 11 chance of getting Alzheimer’s […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Often Undiagnosed, Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease likely plays a much larger role in the deaths of older citizens than is reported, according to a new study that says the disease may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Alzheimer’s disease as the sixth-leading cause […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Many years ago, I worked as a psychologist for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Toward the end of my last tour of duty, I visited Ryoanji, the famous Buddhist monastery and meditation rock garden in Kyoto, Japan. Although I found the rock garden cultivated a sense of calm stillness within me, I […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Not Precise By Richard C. Senelick, M.D. via Huffington Post Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is defined by progressive memory loss and the loss of other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is a common problem, and your chance of developing AD doubles every […]

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Early Detection and Improve Treatment Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer’s disease — where it starts, why it starts there and how it spreads. In addition to advancing understanding of Alzheimer’s, the […]

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Many Don’t Want Test If Treatment Unavailable When researchers recently announced a promising new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — one that could be as simple to perform as a standard cholesterol test — reactions were mixed. While some experts heralded the news, others worried that, until effective treatments are available, learning that you’re likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease […]

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