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Final Stages of Alzheimer’s


Introduction Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million American adults, with a new case developing every 70 seconds. This disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It has no known cure, but physicians are able to treat it in order to slow its progress. Understanding …

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A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia


Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of age-related …

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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education


Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 millionstudents who are learning English. Brains, brains, brains. One thing we’ve learned at NPR Ed is that people are fascinated by brain research. And yet it can be hard to point to places where our education system …

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5 Warning Signs Someone Has Dementia


“Can I remember exactly when I ‘lost’ my husband? Was it the moment when I had to start tying his shoelaces for him? Or when we stopped being able to laugh with each other? Looking back, that turning point is impossible to pinpoint. But then, that’s the nature of dementia.” – …

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Rapidly Progressive Dementia Symptoms


Dementia, no matter how progressive, will ultimately elicit certain symptoms that are often considered hallmarks of this degenerative condition. The only thing that separates a rapidly progressive form of dementia from any other form would be the speed in which the symptoms worsen. That’s really the only difference. However, not …

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What Are the Symptoms of Pre-Senile Dementia?


Pre-senile dementia afflicts individuals during middle age, usually between ages 45 and 55, and is much less common than dementia in the elderly. There are several symptoms you should be aware of that will help you to recognize if you or your loved one may be experiencing the onset of …

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Life Expectancy with Early Onset Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s is not just an “old person’s” disease. There are 400,000 Americans under the age of 65 who have this mind-crippling disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The association makes no distinction between life expectancy for those with this younger onset form of the disease versus those who were diagnosed …

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Marijuana slows brain degradation and aging, reverses dementia


  At times, the health benefits of cannabis can seem endless. Whether dealing with CBD oils, any of the many hemp products on the market or even medical marijuana, cannabis is the go-to choice for many people who are looking for a natural alternative to the unhealthy products that the pharmaceutical industry desperately …

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