One of the more promising studies about a medication for treating Alzheimer's was released this past week. A skin cancer showed remarkable effects on mice with Alzheimer's. Will those benefits translate to humans? Also, the definition for "mild cognitive impairment" is changing, and this may have ripple effects for those diagnosed with early Alzheimer's.
A drug approved for treatment of skin cancer has been shown to rapidly reverse signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine demonstrated that bexarotene (brand name Targretin) decreased the presence of...Read more
A recent article in Neurology reported that a revised definition of mild cognitive impairment has been developed by a work group from the Alzheimer's Association and National Institutes of Aging.... Read more
The clock-drawing test has been around for many years and is sometimes used independently to quickly screen people for signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia. It's also been integrated as a part of other screening tests such as the Mini-Cog. Some family members have even used...Read more
Locally, the news reported a story about a man who is 82 years old and has a diagnosis of dementia. Do you know how to prevent wandering, what to do when your disoriented loved one is trying to go out the door, or how to search if a loved one is missing? Read more
Top 10 Skin Myths How do you know the information and advice you get about your skin is true? Start with this article, which debunks some of the the most persistent myths out there. More>
Learn a New Hobby Are you thinking about taking up a new hobby? From chess to painting to birdwatching, this comprehensive list provides a wide variety of options, to suit all sorts of interests. More>