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January 2022 Alzheimer’s News Walking Toward a Dementia Diagnosis Looking at different patterns in the way older adults walk could help doctors to more accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease as well as different types of dementia. In a recent study of 500 participants, four independent gait patterns- rhythm, pace, variability and postural control were studied. The…Read More ›
If you are a caregiver living with a person who has Alzheimer’s, consider modifying your holiday celebrations. Strive for minimal confusion. Decide which traditions are most important to you. This may require a family meeting to get everyone on the same page, and asking others to help by dividing up responsibilities. You may want to…Read More ›
The results of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s have been tabulated. The St. Louis Walk was the 5th largest in the country raising a total of $1,074,511. In this second year of COVID and the walk in our neighborhood Parkway’s contribution was $2,355.00, Thank you Parkway. Thanks to all who donated, walked in…Read More ›
We welcome you to join the discussion of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, a novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived. What would happen if you had the opportunity to go back and change all the decisions you made in your life? On December 14 pages 201-288. Discussion starts at…Read More ›
A new study suggests a popular herb could help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Basil. The new study published in “Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience” reveals that fenchol, a naturally occurring compound found in basil, may have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s Disease. Fenchol was found to increase FFAR2 signaling, thus reducing levels of amyloid-beta, a protein…Read More ›
The PUCC COVID Team met Wednesday, October 27 to review our status and consider future changes. We noted two positive developments: community transmission is declining; and the approval of vaccination for 5–11-year-old children has the potential to curb the spread of the virus. We encourage vaccination for all eligible children as the vaccines have proven…Read More ›
Gum disease and dementia risk: Ignoring your gums might have serious repercussions beyond oral Health: Extreme gum disease that leads to tooth loss may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia later in life, Reports Neurology Magazine. Researchers followed more than 8,000 adults, with an average age of 63 and no dementia, for about…Read More ›
New study results show that the use of diabetes drugs known as DDP-4 inhibitors may be associated with slower decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults. Study participants taking DDP-4 inhibitors also showed smaller amounts of the plaques that build up in the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s, compared with both diabetes-free…Read More ›
Sunday, October 24 | 4:30 check in | | 5:00pm walk | Eden Seminary: 475 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119 The 2021 CROP HUNGER WALK will be a hybrid event. For those who feel safe gathering in person to walk together, we shall gather on Sunday, October 24 at Eden Seminary, 475 Lockwood…Read More ›
Saturday, October 23 | 10:00am | The Enterprise Center The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Sat. Oct. 23, 2021. The Greater Missouri Chapter is moving forward with plans to host the walk in person downtown outside of the The Enterprise Center. The start time for the ceremony is 9:00AM this year. They will…Read More ›
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