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March 2024 Alzheimer’s News

The Alzheimer’s Association Announces New “Dementia Care Navigation Roundtable” (DCNR)” The DCNR convened experts from across the healthcare industry to share best practices and disseminate resources. The goal is to help people living with dementia achieve improved outcomes, reduce hospital stays and emergency room visits, shorten delays in long-term care placement, as well as address…

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February 2024 Alzheimer’s News

Alzheimer’s News February 2024 Scientists have uncovered a new potential diagnostic tool for recognizing early Alzheimer’s that offers a non-invasive, commercially viable technique for early disease detection in clinical settings. One of the most useful signs for detecting early Alzheimer’s is a blood protein called phosphorylated tau, or “p-tau.” “Previous work has demonstrated that high…

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January 2024 Alzheimer’s News

January 2024 Alzheimer’s News The St. Louis Walk To End Alzheimer’s last October raised $1,025,000. Our Parkway team raised $2,095 of that total. Thanks to all the donors, volunteers, walkers, and supporters. Because you walk, we are in a new era of treatment. For the first time, we have treatments that can change the course…

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Alzheimer’s News

December 2023 Alzheimer’s News: Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon? Current Alzheimer’s treatments temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning. These treatments boost the performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain cell to another. Experts are cautious but hopeful about developing treatments that can stop…

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September Alzheimer’s News

September Alzheimer’s News Research suggests there is much we can do to help stave off memory problems and keep the brain fit. Take a crack at a puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are another tool for fighting short-term memory loss. Working a puzzle can help develop abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, and solve problems. “Puzzles encompass…

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July 2023 Alzheimer’sNews

Exercising Regularly May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s According to new research, people with leaner muscles are less likely to develop the disease. Lead author Dr. Iyas Daghlas, of the University of California, San Francisco said: “Based on human genetics data, individuals randomized to lifelong lean muscle mass had a 12 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease…

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The Happiest Man in the World? How a Tibetan Monk stunned the world of science.

By Dan Connors “I have also come to understand that although some people are naturally happier than others, their happiness is still vulnerable and incomplete, and that achieving durable happiness as a way of being is a skill. It requires sustained effort in training the mind and developing a set of human qualities, such as…

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June 2023 Alzheimer’s News

June 2023 Alzheimer’s News This One Simple Action Can Help Older People Fight Off Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say; Researchers have done extensive research when it comes to Alzheimer’s. But one recent finding revealed that one simple action can help fight off the cognitive disease – regular walks. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public…

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TASOM Cooking Class

I attended a cooking class with TASOM (Turkish American Society of Missouri) and several other ladies from around the area. I was expecting to help make a Turkish dish. Instead, there was a lady nicknamed “the chef”, who prepared an entire Iftar dinner while we watched. She was amazing. She had already prepped the ingredients,…

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May 2023 Alzheimer’s News

Myra Garcia was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2020 at age 62. Her diagnosis forced her into early retirement from a job she loved, but has also provided new opportunities. She volunteers at a senior memory care center, sings in three choirs, and remains physically and socially active by practicing yoga, biking, golfing, and taking…

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