• Investigators leading ongoing pivotal trials in Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and stroke have had to make a quick pivot to change plans and protocols for key trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: NEW FEED

  • Tufts is partnering with Medically Home to discharge some non–COVID-19 patients to hospital-level home care, freeing up beds. Certain COVID patients may follow after evaluation criteria are finalized. Source: NEW FEED

  • Mayo Clinic has used home-based cardiac rehab with a small number of patients over the years, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it necessary to transition all cardiac rehab to home-based settings in a matter of weeks. Source: NEW FEED

  • In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, appear to experience cognitive decline three times faster than similar people who have not lost a spouse, the researchers added. Source: NEW…

  • More than half of the opioid prescriptions issued by dentists were for longer than the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management Source: NEW FEED

  • Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn’t need it underwent the procedure too soon. Source:…

  • A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher blood levels of tau protein, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, than when they had a full and uninterrupted night of rest. Source: NEW…

  • Essential Care: Advanced Technology Coming To Skilled Nursing Facilities As featured on “SeniorsLifestyleMag.com” Monitoring vital signs in patients is a crucial part of essential care in hospitals and care facilities across North America. According to the National Center for Biotechnology…

  • Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn’t appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it’s effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported. Source: NEW FEED

  • Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, but it wasn’t clear how this type of pollution affects the brain and memory. Source: NEW FEED

  • Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

    Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer’s more quickly if they are also suffering from anxiety symptoms, a preliminary study suggests. Source: NEW FEED

  • Boy With Alzheimer's-like Illness Races For Time

    The boy already has lost some of what he’s learned in his short time on Earth, and every day he loses a little more. Source: NEW FEED

  • Low Brain Blood Flow May Spur Alzheimer's Hallmark

    Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's Has Emotional Risk

    Many people who carry the risky variants never develop the disease; and many people who have Alzheimer’s don’t carry these genes. Knowledge of your status, then, can be unnecessarily frightening or falsely comforting. Source: NEW FEED

  • Blood Test Heralds New Era in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

    A study led by Swedish researchers found the test did more than differentiate between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Source: NEW FEED

  • Could the Flu Shot Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

    Two new studies being presented Monday at this summer’s virtual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in people who got flu and pneumonia vaccines. Source: NEW FEED

  • Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

    Social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic can be especially hard for people who can’t visit loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease who are in nursing homes. Source: NEW FEED

  • Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

    Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor. Source: NEW FEED

  • Pulmonary Rehab Can Help People With COPD, So Why Do So Few Get It?

    Roughly 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but only a fraction have access to a lifesaving treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation. Source: NEW FEED

  • Fruits, Tea May Help Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease

    New research suggests that eating more fruits or drinking more tea or red wine might help protect your brain. Source: NEW FEED

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