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Dementia | Generations Home Care
man with dementia
Dementia is a world health crisis that threatens to overwhelm our healthcare infrastructure. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 50 million people worldwide have some form of the disease. Absent a treatment breakthrough, experts predict those numbers will explode in the coming years. Thanks to a rapidly aging global population. By some estimates, there […]
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Dementia patient holding hands with younger women as they discuss her risk.
For years, physicians and researchers have warned against the growing threat of dementia. Currently, some 50 million people around the globe live with the disease, and the numbers show no sign of slowing. By 2050, the World Health Organization estimates that the total number of dementia cases could grow as high as 150 million. Ordinary Americans are hearing these reports […]
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Preventing Alzheimers Disease Arizona
Researchers have failed to make significant progress towards curing or even treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. At the same time, new cases are steadily increasing. Around the world, some 50 million people suffer from dementia, with 10 million new cases diagnosed every year. Without new treatment options, the world will soon face […]
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Arizona Dementia Resources
The looming dementia crisis has researchers, government agencies, and social service professionals worried. Currently, more than 50 million people around the globe suffer from dementia and experts predict that will nearly triple by 2050. To make matters worse, the number of new family caregivers and home health aides won’t rise at the same rate. As […]
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Phoenix Alzheimer
We’ve covered the related subjects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia closely here, and for good reason. Worldwide, more than 50 million people suffer from dementia, with another 10 million people developing the disease every year. Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common type of dementia, accounts for somewhere between 60-70% percent of all cases. By […]
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Dementia Arizona personal finance
People suffering from dementia often experience tremendous difficulty managing their own finances. This can manifest itself in simple forgetfulness, like neglecting to pay a bill on time, overspending on unnecessary or frivolous items, or through poor spending or investment decision. Patients with dementia are also at risk from fraudsters who’d look to capitalize off their […]
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finance
We talk often about the devastating effects dementia has on the people it afflicts. How it destroys intimate relationships, robs sufferers of their autonomy, and annihilates their very sense of self. But one important aspect of this struggle that we may not discuss enough, is how it affects a patient’s financial health. And we’re not […]
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gout
There’s been previous debate among researchers about how gout (also known as hyperuricemia) affects the brain, with some believing it may actually protect patients from disease. But according to new research presented at this year’s Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR), gout is associated with a higher risk of dementia among elderly patients. The study examined claims […]
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prescription drug risk dementia
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found a correlation between increased risk of dementia and long-term use of certain commonly prescribed drugs. Researchers from the University of East Anglia compared medical records of more than 300,000 pensioners and found that those who took a certain drug – known as anticholinergics – saw a […]
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definition
A paper recently published in the The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association advocates for sweeping changes in the way researchers define Alzheimer’s disease. Current guidelines – established in 2011 by another group of National Institute of Health researchers – breaks the disease into three stages. They include: Preclinical: Signs of Alzheimer’s (such as abnormal MRI […]
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