“Just playing Scrabble is not enough. It doesn’t push hard enough,” one study participant said.
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Recently, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation gave researchers a $3.5 million award for promising early detection Alzheimer’s tests.
The National Institute on Aging is providing researchers with $3.5 million for a five-year study on the effectiveness of an app that will help people avoid a class of drugs that could increase dementia risk.
While recent reports have found that Alzheimer’s is “the most expensive disease in America,” costing society more than a quarter of a trillion dollars, a new analysis suggests that Alzheimer’s economic impact is even greater than current estimates.
How important is it to make change? Consider that Orange County’s Vital Brain Aging Program found that 22% of participants had some level of cognitive impairment.
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“This research provides proof of concept that since different mechanisms are at work in Alzheimer’s in different patients, we need to develop more personalized treatments that will prove more effective in individuals,” said Szigeti, who is also an associate professor of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.
To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.
Women in their 60s are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s as they are to develop breast cancer, per the Alzheimer’s Association.