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Dorian Martin

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Protect Your Brain From Dementia by Keeping a Healthy Weight

Are you overweight or obese? If so, you have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia. Researchers have learned that people who are obese have a 64-percent higher risk of developing dementia than a person who is a normal weight. In comparison, people whose weight is classified as obese have a 26-percent higher risk of developing this... Read moreChevron
posted 08/31/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

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Study Suggests B Vitamin Supplements May Not Prevent Alzheimer's

Do you know your plasma homocysteine levels? You probably don’t, but the levels of this sulfur-containing amino acid that is found naturally in blood plasma may affect your risk of developing dementia. That’s because numerous studies have shown that people who have high levels of homocysteine have an increased risk of developing... Read moreChevron
Carol Bradley Bursack

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People with Down Syndrome Heroes for Alzheimer’s Research

People with Down syndrome have become one of our most important groups of volunteers for Alzheimer’s testing. Fortunately, many are more than willing to give their time and undergo some medical procedures in order to help others.   Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. The genes on this chromosome... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Christine Kennard

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How to Stop Abuse of Elders by Caregivers

In my last sharepost I talked, in general terms, about the profile of people who physically and emotionally abuse elders with dementia. Many people, just like you and me, find themselves in very stressful and frustrating situations.  In this sharepost I want to concentrate on caregivers who look after a loved one within their own homes... Read moreChevron
Dorian Martin

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Using Your Caregiving Knowledge to Help Researchers Help Others

I realized recently that I’ve been in caregiving mode for about a decade now. I took care of my mother starting in 2005 when she was placed in a nursing home near me following her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. By the time she died in 2007, my father had moved into a duplex about a mile from where I live. He ended up moving in with me in 2010... Read moreChevron

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