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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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
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,…Read More ›
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…Read More ›
Researchers have developed a new omega-3 fatty acid that could potentially stave off visual declines in Alzheimer’s patients, according to a new study recently published, though there is still no cure for the debilitating disease, which affects nearly 6 million Americans. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, developed an omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic…Read More ›
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