US scientists say their blood test can be 94% effective in spotting those at risk of the illness

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In this interview with Dr Katrien Devolder (Philosophy, Oxford), Professor Richard Holton (Philosophy, Cambridge) argues that those interacting with people suffering from dementia have an important role to play in buttressing their identity

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“They’re not gonna want me to play ‘babies in space’,” says Greg O’Brien. “You know, where I pick ’em up in my hands and I swirl them around over my head like a rocket ship. I always say ‘Babies! In! Spaaaaace!’ “

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Shawn Blazsek knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. He would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. Still, at age 33, he was stunned after being told he had Alzheimer’s disease

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Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease experienced something she hadn’t for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland

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Fraying At The Edges

May 2, 2016

A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer’s. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope

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A curious result hints at the possibility dementia is caused by fungal infection

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Of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one for which there is no effective treatment. The disease has a staggering reach: Roughly one out of every five of us is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia in our lifetime

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