• Dr. Waseem Ghannam, CEO & Co-Founder of TeleHealth Solution, puts it down ever so eloquently: “Tools, tools, I give you tools I give you tools, tools I give you tools, ooh These tools are for you to use These tools are…

  • LATE causes memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning, but on autopsy, doctors don’t find the Alzheimer’s-linked protein clumps known as plaques and tangles in the brain. Source: NEW FEED

  • The loss of an ability to smell has been linked to your risk of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and some dementias, but researchers suspected that sense of smell might be related to more health issues. Source:…

  • Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. Source: NEW FEED

  • The results “make it clear that amyloid PET imaging can have a major impact on how we diagnose and care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline,” said the study’s lead author. Source: NEW FEED

  • The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer’s disease. That’s up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000. Source: NEW FEED

  • The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of…

  • As Alzheimer’ progresses, amyloid beta proteins build up in parts of the brain. They clump together to form hardened plaques that disrupt the way the brain functions. Source: NEW FEED

  • It isn’t clear if sleep apnea causes the buildup of protein tangles in the brain that are a sign of Alzheimer’s, or if the increased protein helps cause the apnea, the researchers said. Source: NEW FEED

  • A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. Source: NEW FEED

  • NIC Fall Conference 2019

    09/11/2019 Read more
    When: September 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – September 13, 2019 @ 11:45 am
    Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Convening thousands of seniors housing and skilled nursing leaders, the NIC Fall Conference 2019 is the most productive and effective 3 days of the year. The premiere event for insights, relationship-building, and deal making. Decision Makers 3,000+ attendees. 67% senior…

  • Strategic Marketing Conference | Modern Healthcare

    11/05/2019 Read more
    When: November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Where: Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

    Recent industry changes have diminished traditional marketing strategies and industry expectations, creating questions in their wake. To be successful in such a rapidly evolving system, marketing and communications strategies need to change — and fast. Participate in Modern Healthcare’s Strategic…

  • Depression, Alzheimer's Share Home in Aging Brains

    August 12, 2019 Read more

    The analysis revealed a significant link between worsening depression symptoms and mental decline over two to seven years, and both of these trends seemed to be linked to a buildup of amyloid protein in brain tissue. Source: NEW FEED

  • Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

    August 12, 2019 Read more

    Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing  disease, which is why people with Alzheimer’s may nap excessively long before they start to struggle with forgetting things, the…

  • Blood Test May Spot Signs of Early Alzheimer's

    August 2, 2019 Read more

    The blood test may be even more sensitive than the current gold standard — a PET brain scan — at detecting early amyloid accumulation in the brain, according to the authors. Source: NEW FEED

  • Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

    July 17, 2019 Read more

    Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. Source: NEW FEED

  • Healthy Living Counteracts Alzheimer's Genetic Risk

    July 15, 2019 Read more

    Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows. Source: NEW FEED

  • Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia Risk

    July 8, 2019 Read more

    In total, 13% of men who had received the therapy went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease over eight years of follow-up, compared to 9%  who hadn’t gotten the treatment, the study found. Source: NEW FEED

  • Alzheimer's Genes Might Show Effects in Your 20s

    June 27, 2019 Read more

    The results revealed that participants between 18 and 65 who had family members with Alzheimer’s scored lower than those who did not. That included even young adults in their 20s. Source: NEW FEED

  • Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer's

    June 17, 2019 Read more

    Researchers don’t know whether the finding related to the drug nilvadipine can translate into any benefits for patients. But future studies should look into that possibility, they said. Source: NEW FEED

  • Could You Afford Home Health Care? Maybe Not

    June 7, 2019 Read more

    Only two out of five older adults with significant disabilities have the assets on hand to pay for at least a couple of years of extensive in-home care, researchers found. Source: NEW FEED

  • 'Bad' Cholesterol, Rare Alzheimer's May Be Linked

    May 29, 2019 Read more

    If research confirms that high cholesterol plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease, officials may need to reduce our target levels for “bad” LDL cholesterol, the study author said. Source: NEW FEED

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