10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things …

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Meet Dr. Rishi Kakar

Dr. Rishi Kakar is Segal Institute’s Principal Investigator and Associate Medical Director, he’s also the Principal Investigator at Atlantic Shores Hospital and the West Broward Outpatient Clinic, and maintains an active private practice with Compass Health Systems. He conducts clinical trials for phase I-IV studies in indications including ADHD in children, adolescents and adults, depression, …

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Nutritional Tips for Alzheimer’s

Regular, nutritious meals may become a challenge for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. As a person’s cognitive function declines, he or she may become overwhelmed with too many food choices, forget to eat, or have difficulty using utensils. Proper nutrition is very important to keep the body strong and healthy. For a person who has …

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Signs of Alzheimer’s May Appear up to 18 Years Before Diagnosis, Study Finds

A large new study has found that memory troubles associated with Alzheimer’s disease may start to appear up to 18 years before an official diagnosis. Researchers tracked 2,125 people with a median age of 73 for 18 years. Every three years they administered a cognitive and memory test. None of the patients was diagnosed with …

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4 Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s affects approximately five million people worldwide. Dementia involves a neurological decline in memory and cognition.   Alzheimer’s and heart disease are linked. Studies have demonstrated that heart disease can boost a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s. Vascular conditions tied to Alzheimer’s include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, …

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Inside the Brain with Alzheimer’s

Nearly five million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a progressive decline in a person’s memory and cognitive faculties. Scientists do not know precisely what causes Alzheimer’s. But here is what neurologists do know: Plaque Buildup A hallmark sign of Alzheimer’s is beta-amyloid plaque buildup. Beta-amyloid is a critical brain protein; …

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Poor Sleep Can Raise Risk for Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

A recent study has found that older adults who do not get enough sleep may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, examined 26 adults between the ages of 65 to 81. None of them had been diagnosed with any sleep disorder, mental illness, or form of …

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White Matter Damage Could be an Early Warning Sign for Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study, having damaged white matter in the brain may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers examined the brains of 53 Alzheimer’s patients with an MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Some of these patients had less common forms of Alzheimer’s that can trigger difficulties with vision …

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