Health News

Dementia to Triple by 2050
The number of people with dementia is estimated at 35.6 million.  By 2030, the number of people with dementia is expected to double. By 2050, the number may triple.
Every Bit of Physical Activity Helps
Vigorous exercise isn't the only physical activity that improves your health. Even activities like playing cards or sweeping can offer protective benefits well into your twilight years.
Soul Man's Soul Rests in Peace
Sweet Caroline. Dock of the Bay. Soul Man. Suspicious Minds. Angel of Harlem. Let's Stay Together. Mustang Sally. You know the singers, but do you know who played those soulful horns?
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease
According to the National Institute on Aging, an estimated 5.1 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Symptoms typically develop in people over 60 and can interfere with daily life dramatically as the disease progresses.
Is it Really Alzheimer’s?
Correct diagnosis is key to the proper treatment of any disease. Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for 60%-80% of dementia cases, yet it is often misdiagnosed. New testing drugs are being created to increase diagnostic accuracy.
Mapping the Brain With Dementia
While finding effective treatments for Alzheimer's continues to challenge researchers, using MRI images to predict how the disease and other dementias spread may be closer at hand.
Controversial Alzheimer’s Testing Method
Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia cases, yet one in five cases are diagnosed as something else. Excluding Alzheimer's and looking for something else may be valuable to the patient.
New Drug for Alzheimer's Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Amyvid ( Florbetapir F 18 Injection) a drug for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain in adults who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.
Extending the use of Aricept for Alzheimer’s
Aricept ( donepezil ) is currently approved for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease and is commonly taken by people in early stages of the disease. New research extends the use of the drug for people in moderate to severe stages of the disease.
Long-term Effects of Chronic Stress
Prolonged periods of stress can have negative effects on the human body - but the extent of these effects is still being explored. New data suggests that chronic stress may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.