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How Memory Is Affected in Alzheimer’s

This interesting Health Alert from John Hopkins discusses the different memory systems — episodic, semantic, procedural, and working — of the brain and how they are affected by Alzheimer’s disease…
and memory.
Normal aging leads to changes in the brain, especially in areas involved in learning and memory. Some neurons shrink; others are disabled by damaging molecules called free radicals. Daily “insults,” such as high blood pressure or elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also take their toll.
Over time, these changes can make it more difficult for an older person to learn new tasks or to retrieve information from memory, such as someone’s name. With Alzheimer’s disease, the damage is more severe and ultimately affects larger regions of the brain.

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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You Might be Lonely, but Never Alone

You might be lonely, but on the Alzheimer’s Reading Room you are never alone.

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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Is Alzheimer’s An Infectious Disease Like Mad Cow?

“We took a normal mouse model that spontaneously does not develop any brain damage and injected a small amount of Alzheimer’s human brain tissue into the animal’s brain. The mouse developed Alzheimer’s over time and it spread to other portions of the brain. We are currently working on whether disease transmission can happen in real life under more natural routes of exposure.”

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Mother, Son, and Wife Share Bonds of Love and Alzheimer’s

“I think about it all the time — moving back. They did a wonderful job raising me, and I want to be able to help them when they need it.” — Jennifer Blackwell

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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Moderate drinking protects against Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may lower the risk of dementia, according to a comprehensive analysis of prior studies.
Moderate social drinking significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to an analysis of 143 studies by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers.

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Fish Oil Use Associated with Bigger Brains and Better Cognitive Functioning

Researchers found a significant positive association between fish oil supplement use and average brain volumes in two critical areas utilized in memory and thinking, the cerebral cortex and hippocampus.

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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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80 Percent of Medical Bills Contain Errors — 20 Percent Don’t

Here is the real issue, only 20 percent of medical bills are correct. This means it is more likely that you are holding an incorrect medical bill in your hand, than a correct bill.
I learned a long time ago, you can negotiate down the price of any hospital medical bill. To be honest, its the game they play. A hospital medical bill is like negotiating with a painter on the price to paint your home. If you accept the price the painter gives you without negotiating you are making a mistake. All painters will reduce their estimate if you negotiate.

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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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