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World Alzheimer’s Day: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Brain

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate to create awareness about the disease and to reduce the stigmatization and lack of information surrounding dementia. While World Alzheimer’s Month offers a longer period of time for Alzheimer’s or dementia associations worldwide to raise awareness, World Alzheimer’s Day marks the focal point of the …

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Lumbar Puncture for Cerebrospinal Fluid is a Vital Tool to Assess Amyloid Build Up in Alzheimer’s

In recent years, research has shown that tests of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be a valuable tool for the detection of hallmark proteins that are involved in diseases that cause dementia. For example, amyloid and tau proteins build up in Alzheimer’s disease, and their levels can be measured in CSF. These abnormalities contribute to the …

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Alzheimer’s Patients and Holiday Gatherings

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially for families of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. When a family member has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the family dynamic changes dramatically. Nowhere is this more evident than at holiday gatherings. Here are a few tips for families and caregivers: Prepare your family and friends. …

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