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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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Existing Drug Improves Brain Function in Condition that Leads to Alzheimer’s

The findings have possible implications for the progression to Alzheimer’s disease.
An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found.

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Posted by on July 25, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Overwhelming Majority of the Public Want to Know If They Have Alzheimer’s

Results of an international survey reveal that over 85% of respondents in the five countries surveyed say that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer’s disease. Over 94% would want the same if a family member were exhibiting the symptoms.
The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health is holding a live webcast tomorow, Friday July, 22, at 12 PM eastern time. The forum is open to the public. Go here to learn more, or to attend.
The topic of the forum webcast is, Alzheimer’s: What is the Value of Knowing Early?
73 percent of respondents to the survey in the U.S. say they know or have known someone with Alzheimer’s.

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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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How Alzheimer’s Destroys the Brain — Video

This is a five star, must see, video that should be shared with anyone that has been touched by Alzheimer’s disease……..
I would like to see every single member of the Collective Brain of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room share the link to this article with the entire Alzheimer’s community.

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Posted by on May 21, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Pull yourself together and DO SOMETHING Joleen Firek !

The movie trailer didn’t come in. If you want to see this you will need to follow the link. Thanks. Bob

Many Alzheimer’s caregivers wonder when they are going to see real people in an Alzheimer’s special on television. Real people, not stars. Real Alzheimer’s caregivers that live in the front row. Real Alzheimer’s patients that are in a later stage of the disease…

The famous words of my best friend, Jacquelyn, 4 long years ago. Sobbing on her couch, reeling from my dad’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, overly consumed by the disease destroying our family, she literally SCREAMED me into action!

It took a few days, but once her words sank in, I started rolling a (borrowed) camera. I had no idea what exactly would come of it all, but since I “speak” video, I started shooting what was happening to my family and what was going on inside of me.

Fast forward 4 years and 300+ hours of footage later…

–Joleen Firek, Frankly Speaking: Alzheimer’s

Here ya go. Real people living in the front row.
Movie trailer for a proposed documentary on the life of a girl that lived Alzheimer’s from the front row.

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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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