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More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found

August 14, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and changes in the production of certain proteins contribute to brain deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients. Source: NEW FEED

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Eight exercises for tennis elbow

August 13, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury in the forearm. A person can usually treat it at home with rest and over-the-counter medication. Exercises that strengthen forearm muscles can also help ease the pain and prevent tennis elbow from reoccurring….

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Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's

August 12, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new study report. Source: NEW FEED

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Celebrate the RUSH Act

August 1, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

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Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer's

July 27, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

New studies conclude that individuals with Alzheimer’s are more sensitive to opioids. Researchers call for a review of how pain medication is given. Source: NEW FEED

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New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

July 25, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

A promising new drug appears to be especially good at sopping up toxic pieces of beta amyloid protein that stick together in the brain and form the clumps that are a key characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. Source: NEW…

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Could Pot-Linked Drug Help Alzheimer's Agitation?

July 24, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Canadian researchers found that a form of synthetic THC – ingredient in pot that gets you high – significantly decreased agitation in a small group of Alzheimer’s patients, working even better than the drugs now used. Source: NEW FEED

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The Right Lighting Can Calm Alzheimer's Patients

July 24, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Changing the lighting in nursing homes to regulate residents’ sleep and wake cycles helped decrease sleep disturbance, depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer’s, the authors of a new study say. Source: NEW FEED

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Alzheimer's Tests May Miss Women, Overdiagnose Men

July 23, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

The tests that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer’s catch women later in the disease, a problem that may deny women early care, overdiagnose some men and skew research findings, according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International…

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Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 3

January 3, 2018 by Ruth Folger Weiss

Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures in older adults Source: NEW FEED

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