The locations affected in the six participants with mental declines matched spots that autopsies commonly reveal as damaged in Alzheimer's
If it is possible, it seems like a golden age for those who suffer from Alzheimer's
risk with aluminum hasn't been well defined," says Robert Yokel, a University of Kentucky pharmacy professor who is studying aluminum for the NIEHS.
5 million Americans--more than half of them women--have Alzheimer's
disease in the United States.
The doctors and nurses at the Alzheimer's
Disease Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, say they've seen many love stories over the years, but none more touching than the love story of Margaret and Al Hampton, who live in the San Fernando Valley.
According to the American Health Association Foundation, over 70% of America's four million Alzheimer's
patients are cared for in the home.
There's been an explosion of potentially good, exciting ways to prevent or slow Alzheimer's
," says Steven Ferris of New York University.
Providers who have successful Alzheimer's
units report that staff training is critical to providing the specialized care required by the residents with Alzheimer's
She lived with my husband and daughters and me for the first ten years of her Alzheimer's
decline; she was in a nursing home for six years.
Evidence to show a direct link to Alzheimer's
is harder to find, but other conditions associated with the risk of Alzheimer's
disease are prevented by exercise including heart disease, stress, and depression.
It appears right now that almost everything that increases your risk of vascular disease in some fashion probably increases your risk for Alzheimer's
disease," says William H.
disease extinguishes the mind and body through a vicious progression from mental lapses, memory loss, and dementia to the final failure of the brain to support survival.
has changed the routine and the nature of the Georges' marriage, as Colleen has moved into the caregiver role and Jim into the one cared for.
It's a simple message, really: Alzheimer's
kills and the number of people affected by the disease will grow to epidemic proportions unless something is done.