Alzheimer’s and Pollution

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  • Many recent studies show that Alzheimer’s disease occurs more often in people exposed to fine particles in polluted air.
  • Such droplets, a 30th the diameter of a human hair, contain several toxic substances that can damage brain cells.
  • Particles can weaken a protective barrier around the brain and also can enter from nerves near the nose.

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Alzheimer’s during the pandemic

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In this time of social distancing, many families and caregivers of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are struggling.

For those who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, social connection means everything. But now, in this time of social distancing, it’s a difficult concept for them to grasp

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Alzheimer’s and corona virus

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There is now a help line for all your questions

The helpline chat system can be accessed seven days a week through AFA’s website, www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the blue and white chat box in the lower right-hand corner of the page.

The helpline is open seven days a week (9 AM to 9 PM on weekdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on weekends).

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Sex and Alzheimer’s Disease

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 50 million people have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, and these numbers are expected to double in the next 20 years. Recent studies have determined a gender predilection with the disease; as per the latest research, women have a higher risk of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease compared with men.

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Mirrors, are they a problem?

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As Alzheimer’s causes more brain cells to die, it takes away the individual’s judgment and ability to reason that the image in front of them is his or her own reflection.

Mirrors or reflective surfaces can cause a great deal of uneasiness for those with Alzheimer’s disease because they don’t understand they are seeing a reflected image of themselves. A mirror presents an unknown person, perhaps someone from an earlier period of life, a younger version of the person or even a stalker or someone threatening from the past.

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Free virtual education for caretakers

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The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is offering free virtual education programs in the coming weeks to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. The Association offers a number of education programs that can help those going through Alzheimer’s and their families understand what to expect so they can be prepared to meet the changes ahead and live well for as long as possible.

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Early and remote detection is key

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Within a few years, doctors will be able to remotely evaluate patients for their risk of developing Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia — without having to hook them up to expensive, cumbersome machines generally found only in hospitals. That’s the vision of Israeli entrepreneur Nathan Intrator, CEO of Neurosteer. “Millions of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases, and as life expectancy goes up, that number will only increase,” 

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A new blood test that could change things

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A simple blood test may soon be able to diagnose patients with two common forms of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) – and tell the two apart.

Researchers at UC San Francisco analyzed the blood test in more than 300 patients and say they hope to see such a test available in doctor’s offices within five years.

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Tea, oranges and Broccoli will keep Alzheimer’s at bay

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A new study published in the journal Neurology in January 2020 concludes that increasing the intake of plant flavonols steeply reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) by up to a half. In other words, AD could be prevented in many people simply by regularly eating and drinking more foods containing these compounds such as tea, oranges and broccoli.

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Winter with Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s association offers some tips for the winter for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

As the weather becomes inclement it is important to keep your loved one with dementia safe by taking simple precautions to prevent wandering.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Tips to Prevent Wandering in our link for today.

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