Monday, January 16, 2012

About Alzheimer\'s / Dementia: Weigh In On the National Alzheimer's Plan

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From Esther Heerema, your Guide to Alzheimer\'s / Dementia
We have a unique opportunity to review and respond to a recently developed national plan to address Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The United States government has never before developed a comprehensive plan on Alzheimer's, and if unchecked, by 2050, an estimated 13.2 million Americans will suffer from this disease. I encourage you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts on this critically important plan by reading the information below and sending in your comments.

US Releases National Plan to Address Alzheimer's
This week, the United States' Department of Health & Human Services released its Draft Framework for the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. This is the nation's first comprehensive plan to target Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. They want your input... Read more

Study: Cogntive Decline Starts as Early as Age 45
As people age, they often show a slight decline in the ability to remember or process new information. This is different from the development of dementia and is often referred to as normal age-related changes. It has commonly been thought that this kind of cognitive decline doesn't typically show up until after the... Read more

Study: Healthy Food = Healthy Brain
Here's one more reason to eat healthy in 2012. A recent study again confirmed what several other studies have shown- healthy eating is good for your brain. According to the journal Neurology, researchers...

Address Book = Tool for Conversation in Dementia
A woman from Kansas wrote in to Dear Abby to share that visiting her mother-in-law, who was in a nursing home with dementia, was difficult because she didn't know what to talk about with her. Maybe you've been in those shoes? Read more


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