Screening for Alzheimer’s — with an Eye Exam?!

The eyes have long been known as windows to the soul; new research shows they may be windows to the brain, particularly the Alzheimer’s brain, as well. Today, testing for Alzheimer’s relies on a clinical exam of mental ability; only postmortem examination can conclusively diagnose the presence of Alzheimer’s Disease. Moreover, clinical exams of mental…

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6 Things to Pack When Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Dad has Alzheimer’s, but you know he’d love a trip to visit family. You’ve planned the travel perfectly: the destination is no more than four hours away, you are traveling during his best hours of the day, and your itinerary allows for plenty of rest time. Now it’s time to pack. Here are the 6…

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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Guidelines Released

The Alzheimer’s Association has just released twenty recommendations for best practices in diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The recommendations were reported at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held this week in Chicago. The most crucial aspects of the recommendations include the admonition not to dismiss concerns as “normal aging,” but to evaluate…

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Bill Gates to Fund Search for Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Test

Bill Gates wants to add one more diagnostic test to your annual exam: a test for Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s currently afflicts 5 million Americans with progressive deterioration of brain function. Experts expect that number to triple by the year 2050. The toll it takes, both on its victims and on its caretakers, is vast and heartbreaking.…

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6 Travel Tips for Alzheimer’s

Summer is a classic time to take a family vacation. But when your family includes someone who has Alzheimer’s, it’s best to take a cue from the Boy Scouts: be prepared. These 6 travel tips will make a family vacation fun — and safe — for everyone. Be realistic. This is not the time for…

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