Sep 1, 2012

Alzheimer's and Dementia News 151

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Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's

Mental deterioration occurs more quickly in women with Alzheimer's disease than in men with the devastating brain illness, a new study finds.

Future of Alzheimer's Battle Lies in Prevention
Bob DeMarco spent more than eight years taking care of his mother, who had Alzheimer's disease before she passed away at age 95 in May 2012.

During this eight-year period, his chief concern as a caregiver was for his mother. But sometimes, he says, he would think of his own risk in the future.

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My life with Alzheimer's: 3 stories
“I hate Alzheimer’s disease. It stole my wife and many good years of life from us.”

Early Stage: Debbie and Fred Roedger. Middle Stage: Tammy and Bob Calhoon. Late Stage: Larry and Karen McKelvey.

Veteran entertainer Max Bygraves dies aged 89 after battle with Alzheimer's
Veteran comedian and entertainer Max Bygraves has passed away.
The beloved performer died at his daughter's home last night after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, his son Anthony confirmed.

Potential Treatment for Cognitive Effects of Stress-Related Disorders, including PTSD
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a potential medical treatment for the cognitive effects of stress-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The False Alzheimer's Diagnosis
At his daughter's suggestion, Mr. Cain, of Bedford, Ind., saw a neurologist last year who did an MRI, then a spinal tap. He found that Mr. Cain had a buildup of fluid in the brain called normal pressure hydrocephalus. The fluid was drained with a surgically implanted shunt. Now, 13 years after his symptoms began Mr. Cain, 70, is walking, joking and matching wits with TV's "Jeopardy" again. "It was just like getting my life back," he says.

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