• 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

  • Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • Researchers report on a  potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • New Alzheimer's Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Early Test

    An experimental drug appeared to slow cognitive decline in people with early Alzheimer’s disease, according to newly published research. Source: NEW FEED

  • Alzheimer's Patients Often Given Too Many Meds

    Many older adults with dementia are prescribed dangerous combinations of drugs that raise their risk of overdose, falls and further mental deterioration, a new study finds. Source: NEW FEED

  • High BP at Night, Alzheimer's Risk May Rise, Too

    Older men whose blood pressure rises at night may be at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Source: NEW FEED

  • Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer's

    As Tony Bennett releases what may well be his last album, his family has disclosed that the 1950s crooner who became popular with younger audiences decades later has Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer's Patients

    All Alzheimer’s disease patients and their family caregivers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America says. Source: NEW FEED

  • Caregivers Feel the Strain In Tough Holiday Season

    The coronavirus pandemic makes the holidays even more difficult for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, an expert says. Source: NEW FEED

  • Can Some Vaccines Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

    Could vaccines play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are looking at that question more broadly after finding that the flu and pneumonia vaccines might also help protect against the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • Financial Missteps Could Signal Future Dementia

    Older people diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s were more likely to miss credit card payments as early as six years before their diagnosis, compared with similar people without dementia (about 8% versus 7%), the researchers found. 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

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