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Alzheimer's Disease Research and Treatment Updates

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 25, 2018 1:50:15 PM

Worldwide nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. (1)

In a previous blog post, we took a look at Alzheimer’s disease at large. Doctors and researchers around the world are constantly looking for new developments and researching treatment options for the growing population of patients. For a long time, doctors struggled with diagnosing the condition as there are many causes, and as a result many patient subgroups.  

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Navigating Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 11, 2018 12:06:57 PM

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. (1)

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes dementia. One of the most prominent symptoms of AD is memory loss, which will worsen over time. Some patients may experience changes in personality and behavior. Alzheimer’s Disease is generally genetically-inherited, and those who have relatives with the disease are more likely to have the disease themselves. Treatment depends on a case-by-case basis, but most patients do end up in assisted-living facility where they can receive the personalized care they need to combat the progressive disease.

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National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 2, 2016 4:00:15 PM

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month: This November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to raise awareness about the disease.

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Healtheo360 and Visus Technology Form Partnership to Connect Chronically Ill Patients to Novel Medical Research and Clinical Trials

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 29, 2016 2:49:06 PM

Will Also Provide Fast Access to Critical Health Information for Patients and Caregivers Dealing with Chronic Health Conditions Such as Alzheimer's

NEW YORK, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healtheo360®, a social media platform for people with chronic health and rare health conditions, and Visus Technology, Inc., which created a hands-free mobile health platform to enhance the quality of life of people with chronic illnesses, today announced the launch of a mobile social media platform to connect patients and caregivers dealing with chronic illness to critical health information, including details on novel medical research and clinical trial participation.

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Brain Awareness Week (14th – 20th)

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 14, 2016 12:30:13 AM

Brain Awareness week is a global campaign to increase awareness on the progress and the benefits of brain research. Did you know that nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain and central nervous system tumor?

Common Brain Diseases

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The Types of Dementia You Rarely Hear About

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 26, 2016 10:52:56 AM

Dementia is a common term used to define a decline in mental ability that is harsh enough to hinder one’s daily life. It describes a set of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and general social abilities. However, you may not know that dementia also characterizes a number of conditions that affect and damage the brain cells, leading to gradual deterioration of memory, decision making, mood, personality, self-expression, and the ability to perform routine activities. For example, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most general causes of dementia.  However, researchers have discovered that there are over a hundred types of dementia in existence.  One of the rarest forms is called Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.

An astounding 47.5 million people are currently living with dementia all over the world. These numbers are expected to triple by 2050. While 60-80% of these cases are due to Alzheimer’s disease, there are a multitude of other forms of this mental condition that are not as familiar.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month | November 2015

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 29, 2015 2:02:44 PM

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

The symptoms develop over time, slowly, and get worse as you age. The symptoms can be so severe that they can prevent you from accomplishing daily tasks. This disease is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities. It accounts for about 60-80 percent of dementia cases.

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Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Mitigating Internal Conflict and Complications

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 16, 2014 2:27:08 PM

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Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiving and Treating Behavioral Changes

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 2, 2014 11:51:23 AM

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Report: Alzheimer's Far More Likely than Breast Cancer in Women over 60

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 29, 2014 10:20:31 AM

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.

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