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Guns & Dementia

Elderly Americans are the most likely citizens to own a gun AND the most likely patients to have dementia. How great is the danger? What should be done?

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When Hurricanes Threaten Dementia

When a hurricane hits Florida — or anywhere that has a very large population of people with dementia, there are special preparations that should be made by those living with dementia. Check these dementia-in-a-storm readiness lists.

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A Tornado and Alzheimer’s

A tornado has left 40 Alzheimer’s patients on the move. See how dementia is especially vulnerable to natural disasters and bad weather. Learn special steps you can take to help them be prepared.

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Don’t Be the 1 of 3 Who Didn’t Dial 911

Vascular dementia has struck a million Americans. It’s often caused by a stroke. Now, startling statistics reveal how easy it is to lower this number. Learn how frequently strokes are prevented when people know the signs and quickly call 911.

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Aphasia affects a person’s ability to communicate. It affects language functions, such as speaking, understanding what others say, and naming common objects. Learn its causes, types and a few tips.

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An intriguing study of 120 grandmothers might surprise you. Doctors know socially engaged people have better cognition and less dementia. But can a person get too much of a good thing? What’s the right balance?

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Red Plates for Eating with Dementia

If you couldn’t see your mashed potatoes,  you probably wouldn’t eat them. That’s why what “The Red Plate Study” found was astonishing! Alzheimer’s patients eating from red plates consumed 25 percent more food than those eating from white plates. Find out why.

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Is Alzheimer’s Catchy?

It looks like a sneeze cannot give anyone Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s abnormal disease proteins do spread from cell-to-cell, they are not “infectious”. Check out the facts.

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