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Caregiving for the person with Dementia: Facing challenging situations An Ocean County Caregivers Conference on Saturday March 21, 2015

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New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia.  In two different studies, the decreased ability to identify odors was associated with the loss of brain cell function and progression to […]

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Regular eye tests could in future be used to diagnose early-stageAlzheimer’s, new research suggests. Early trials of two different techniques show that a key Alzheimer’s biomarker can be identified in the retina and lens of the eye. Both methods were able to distinguish between probable Alzheimer’s patients and healthy volunteers with a high level of […]

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September 24, 2013  Contact: Jason Smith / (609) 693-6700 Senator Christopher J. Connors has been named to the Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission, which held its inaugural meeting on September 24 at the State Department of Human Services building in Trenton. The Commission, which was proposed by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Chapter of New Jersey, was established through legislation […]

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Tue, 09/17/13 – 15:03 Author: David T. Nash, MD Citation: Consultant. 2013;53(9):654-655 ABSTRACT: Frailty is a medical condition that is increasing in prevalence as we see our worldwide populations age. Defined as a state of increased vulnerability to psychological and multisystem stressors, frailty is a clinical syndrome with multiple pathologies. A collaborative approach between primary […]

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(CNN) — More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple. As if those numbers weren’t staggering enough, consider this: Alzheimer’s disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 […]

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(NAPSI)—Across the U.S., more than five million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease every day and more than 15 million Americans are their caregivers. On one day, everyone can join together to show those facing Alzheimer’s that they are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is calling on people around the world to honor the strength, passion […]

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Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, affects some people who have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. People with dementia who “sundown” experience periods of increased confusion and agitation as the sun goes down — and sometimes through the night. Sundowning may prevent people with dementia from sleeping well. It may also make them more likely to wander. Sundowning […]

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(CBS News) It’s very common for people who have dementia to wander off on their own. When that happens, frantic family members have to search for them, and call the police if they can’t find them. But there’s now another option. Technology — in the form of shoes that have GPS tracking — is beginning […]

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