Fact Check-No evidence that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine causes Alzheimer’s disease

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As of this article’s publication, the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech has not been shown to cause Prion diseases or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Experts say a paper circulating online does not provide legitimate evidence otherwise.

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New take home drug for Alzheimer’s

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Doctors in Palm Beach County are testing a new drug that patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease can inject at home and hopefully have it repair and regenerate their brain cells.Advertisement

The clinical trial is being conducted by doctors at the Premiere Research Institute in West Palm Beach.

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Become a clinical trial volunteer

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Joe Oglesby was the highest-ranking Black newsroom executive at The Miami Herald when he announced his retirement in 2009. He and wife Linda Blash talked to us about his Alzheimer’s diagnosis and Joe’s involvement as a volunteer in an Alzheimer’s clinical trial. 

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Preventing dementia-related wandering

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The Alzheimer’s Association suggests these steps to help prevent wandering:

Have a routine for daily activities.

Identify the most likely times of day that wandering may occur. Plan activities at that time. Activities and exercise can reduce anxiety, agitation and restlessness.

Reassure the person if he or she feels lost, abandoned or disoriented. If the person with dementia wants to leave to “go home” or “go to work,” use communication focused on exploration and validation. Refrain from correcting the person. For example, “We are staying here tonight. We are safe and I’ll be with you. We can go home in the morning after a good night’s rest.”

Ensure all basic needs are met. Has the person gone to the bathroom? Is he or she thirsty or hungry?

Avoid busy places that are confusing and can cause disorientation.

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