The 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report reveals that one in 10 Americans age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease. While researchers look for an Alzheimer’s cure, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) recently awarded $3.5 million to researchers focused on promising early-detection Alzheimer’s tests ranging from blood tests to eye tests that can diagnose Alzheimer’s early and affordably. The latest Alzheimer’s disease facts and statistics illustrate why researchers are determined to find a cure or halt the disease’s progression. Ahead, some interesting facts about Alzheimer’s, and your guide to the most common questions.
L.A. Found, equips potential wanderers with trackable bracelets that, when activated by search crews, transmit a radio signal to handheld receivers placed in several Sheriff’s Department cruisers and helicopters. The battery-operated bracelets are available to anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or autism.
Researchers do not fully understand why older Latino and black adults are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics, level of education, coincidence of chronic disease, like diabetes, and stress are all suspected factors, as is an inactive lifestyle and poor nutrition.
Becoming a community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association will allow you to help local families who are seeking information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Knowledge is power, and community educators are key to helping the organization touch the lives of more families across Wisconsin.
“A Rare Success against Alzheimer’s,” by researchers Miia Kivipelto and Krister Håkansson, the future may not be quite so grim. In fact, studies show that reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may include factors as simple as “good diet, exercise, an active social life and the achievement of higher educational levels.”
Researchers have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world – to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease.
No this is not about people losing their jobs due to developing Alzheimer’s, this is a link to the story about employees from the research companies possibly losing their jobs as a result of failed trials.
Alzheimer’s may result from the brain’s effort to fight off infections. While that hypothesis is controversial and highly speculative at this point, it could dramatically alter the way researchers and doctors work to treat and prevent the degenerative disease.
The main character backed out of the movie and the Alzheimer’s association plus a member of congress has now spoken out against the making of the comedy movie about Alzheimer’s.
Here is what we know about the plot of the movie:
the film opens at the start of the then-president’s second term, when he falls into dementia. An ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.