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Report Early Signs & Changes
Families may notice a variety of symptons in the early stage. The hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is memory loss, but not every sympton will affect each person with the disease at the same time or the same way. Even after diagnosis has been made, make note of any changes you see in the following areas and discuss those changes with the doctor. Sometimes those issues may be treatable and sometimes they can indicate an issue that must be addressed immediately.
1. Memory changes.
2. Changes in executive functioning.
3. Concentration changes.
4. Difficulty with reasoning and abstract thinking.
5. Difficulty with language and ability to communicate.
6. Impaired judgment.
7. Confusion with time or place.
8. Difficulty with visual-spatial relations.
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
10. Personality changes.
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Patient Voices: Alzheimer's Disease > READ ON
Support groups are regularly scheduled, free gatherings of persons who are providing care for persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. The primary purpose of these groups is to provide education and knowledge about the disease and caregiver skills. Groups remind caregivers they are not alone, give them a chance to say what they are feeling in a supportive environment, learn new strategies and resources in the community and foster support networks.
Sep 25th 1:00-2:00 pm
Sep 26th 2:00-3:30 pm
Sep 27th 11:30-1:00 pm
New York, NY:
Sep 28th 6:00-8:30 pm
Sep 29th 11:30-12:30 pm
Search for clinical trials and studies related to Alzheimer's, other dementias, mild cognitive impairment, and caregiving at the National Institute on Aging. DETAILS HERE
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Trending In The News
Science Magazine: "Tangles" of tau protein (green) are visible in a brain cell from someone who had Alzheimer's disease. A new study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease. How does ApoE4 do its dirty work? Since 1993, when this variant of the apolipoprotein E gene was found to multiply the risk of the most common form of Alzheimer's disease as much as fourfold, researchers have probed its connections to β-amyloid, the dominant suspect for the cause of the illness. This protein fragment forms extracellular "plaques" that can disrupt brain signals and kill neurons. This week, however, one of the main proponents of the hypothesis that ApoE4 exacerbates amyloid pathology stunned many of his colleagues by showing that its most toxic effects may result from a damaging immune response to a different protein: tau.
ASU Now: Arizona State University is intimately involved in the war against this disease and has recently formed a path-breaking, interdisciplinary contingent of leading researchers known as the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC). The center, headquartered at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, has just received a portion of a new $5 million grant, with three of the six researchers named in the new award belonging to the NDRC, including the center’s Interim Director Eric Reiman, a world-renowned leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Reiman also directs the ASU-Banner Neuroscience Initiative and is spearheading the Arizona collaboration.
Alzheimer's News Today: Research on Alzheimer’s treatments could benefit from the adaptive clinical trial approach used in breast cancer research, three Georgetown University scientists argue in a commentary. An adaptive approach involves modifying a trial as results come in to find the best way to treat the disease the trial is examining. The adaptive approach to breast cancer trials requires collaboration and data sharing among pharmaceutical firms, public research organizations, academic institutions, and patient advocacy groups.
Medical Xpress: Alzheimer's disease is considered a global challenge of the century. Alzheimer's disease is a thief. It comes and takes away the most precious memories with which people identify themselves. It is a very clever thief. People whom it affects don't even remember what they have lost—they just feel lost; lost in space and time. Alzheimer's can affect anybody: intellectuals, professors, artists, musicians and handymen. My mother's Alzheimer's motivated me to start the very first Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment for Alzheimer's in Canada.
WebMD: The hunt is on for new and earlier ways to detect Alzheimer's. Scientists are looking for clues in your eyes, your speech -- even the way you smell as they try to uncover possible ways to identify early warning signs of the disease, the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for this debilitating and life-altering disease, which erodes a person’s memory, thinking and behavior. But scientists believe if they can figure out how to identify it sooner, they may be able to use medications, lifestyle changes, or other strategies to fight it before it has caused irreversible brain damage.
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins
"What better way to celebrate fall than with delicious muffins that combine the wonderful texture of apples with the warm taste of pumpkin. A simple streusel topping gives them a little something extra." - Allrecipes.com
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 teaspoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
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