The end to senior moments near?

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A new drug shows promising results: Early results indicate that the drug could reverse natural, age-related cognitive decline. Researchers also believe that it might help patients whose memories are impaired because of conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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A pill to treat Alzheimer’s

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As powerful as the human brain is, once it’s damaged it can’t really recover completely. Now researchers at Penn State may have found a way to boost the brain’s regenerative abilities, using certain molecules to convert neighboring cells into new neurons. The technique could eventually lead to pills that treat brain injuries, stroke or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bloodtest for Alzheimer’s

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A team of researchers from Australia, the U.K. and Sweden has found a possible method to test blood samples for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their testing system and its performance.

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Alzheimer’s and hearing loss

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A new study says hearing may play a critical role in brain power. We often just think it’s frustrating when we can’t hear well or if you have a spouse or a loved one that you have to repeat things to a lot. But now, a new study in Alzheimer’s and Dementia shows hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline, especially if you don’t get something such as hearing aids to boost it.

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Experience Alzheimer’s

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Molly Fogel is part of the crusade to help people better understand what it’s like living with this illness. That’s where virtual reality comes in.

“Virtual reality helps you become part of Harry’s morning,” Fogel explains of the program. “You will be in his shoes.

“It’s a 3 minute and 12 second experience.”

The video goes through the first part of Harry’s day. He has Alzheimer’s.

During the VR experience, users will experience things like blurry vision, hallucinations, confusion and disorganization.

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Sanfilippo Syndrome

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Eliza O’Neill, nine, suffers from Sanfilippo SyndromeAlso known as ‘childhood Alzheimer’s,’ children with the devastating disease have progressive dementiaWith each year, they lose mental and physical abilities and few live beyond their teenage years

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Novel approach for Alzheimers

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In a small lab in Jackson Hole, Wyo., 65-year-old Paul Cox believes he’s closing in on a treatment that might prevent Alzheimer’s disease. And ALS. And a host of other neurodegenerative diseases, for that matter. Cox, we should point out, isn’t a neurologist. He isn’t a physician of any kind. He doesn’t work at a big drug company or an academic medical center or a government laboratory. His ideas come from so far outside the mainstream of neurological research that you might think he’s crazy or deluded or worse. But then, some very credible people think he might be on to something big—which might make the improbable, quixotic story you are about to read one of the most important as well.

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Therapy Dolls for Alzheimer patients

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Therapy dolls have been presented to the patients because they can provide a sense of calm for when they get anxious or stressed. 

“We had dolls for the females and males,” the initiative taker said. “We chose dolls because it actually helps calm them down when they get stressed or anxiety when they start to wander. It also helps the caregiver.”

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Alzheimer’s and the bees (yeah you read that right)

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Whether royal jelly has genuine health benefits for humans is a matter for more research, but in a study scientists have cracked one of the most enduring puzzles surrounding the milky gloop: the secret behind its queen-maker magic.

The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. Armed with the findings, scientists are now exploring potential new treatments for wounds and disorders such as muscle wastage and neurodegenerative disease.

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