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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