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Alzheimer’s disease and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older

Total healthcare costs are more than three times higher for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than for other people age 65 and older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, released today. In the new report, total healthcare costs are calculated as per person payments measured from all sources. Medicare […]

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Report Finds Risks of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases can be Dramatically Reduced

BOSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental factors are key drivers in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to the authors of a new report, "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging", released today.  Importantly, the report demonstrates that the risks for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's can be dramatically reduced. It offers the most comprehensive review of the currently available […]

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Hope For The Prevention Of Senile Dementia And Alzheimers

by Robert William Locke Article kindly provided by uberarticles Mental diseases like Alzheimers and senile mental conditions have been the subject of much research recently. The latest study shows if that elderly people consume omega-3 foods, their chances of developing these diseases are considerably less. Another report recently found that carrots and other beta-carotene foods […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease to be Highlighted on Stamp Next Year

 WASHINGTON, DC — The Postal Service will issue a stamp next year to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease as part of its Social Awareness stamp series, Postmaster General John Potter announced today, on the first day of both National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

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Going to Florida Again

Dad and I are leaving tomorrow for his 61st High School Reunion.  They have a full sized reunion every five years in Highland Park, NJ where my dad went to high school and the ”mini” in Florida every year.  So, obviously, dad does not remember we are going, so I keep showing him the flyers […]

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My Father is Shrinking

Dad was always stubborn, but Alzheimer’s has added a new level.   According to dad, he has worn a size 36 pant for 60 years.  He has never worn anything bigger than a 36 (I may have believed this if I had not seen pictures).  But why argue, right?    So, anyway, a while back, I decided […]

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