Benefits of a bracelet for people with dementia

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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.

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Death rate from Alzheimer’s has increased 55% over 15 years

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Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans – a number that’s expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050.

As the incidence of people living with the neurodegenerative disease has gone up, the death rate has as well.

Between 1999 and 2014, the rate of deaths related to Alzheimer’s in the US increased 55 percent, to 25.4 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data released Friday from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

But there is also good news:

A Global Plan on Dementia has been adopted by the WHO, this is a big deal!

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Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteer community educators

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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.

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The future may not be so grim

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According to The Scientific American:

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.”

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Alzheimer’s could cost jobs

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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.

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Alzheimer’s a blessing?

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Charles Ogletree, author, activist and Harvard law professor, who taught both Barack and Michelle Obama, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease but that it has been a “blessing.”

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Alzheimer’s movie not so funny

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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.

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