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  • Amyloid PET Scan
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    Amyloid PET Scans: Are They a Game-Changer?

    Amyloid PET scans allow, for the first time, accurate detection of amyloid plaques—one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—in living people. The scans may help clinicians proceed with greater knowledge and assurance, and patients will be able to have greater confidence in their diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This article explains what PET scans are and how they are currently used, and provides an update on a new clinical trial that will deliver important information on how the scans will be used in the future.

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • Eye Exam - Gonioscopy
    Expert

    Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma: What to Know

    This article discusses primary angle-closure glaucoma, the second most common form of this eye disease. The author discusses important information to know about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, known risk factors, and more.

    Friday, June 24, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Macular degeneration scientist looking through a microscope
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    Update on Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    New treatments for the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are on the horizon. Learn about these new experimental drugs; novel mechanisms that are actively being studied regarding the development of macular degeneration; and helpful suggestions that might decrease your risk of progression to the late stage of this eye disease.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Son comforting his elderly father
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    Is It Alzheimer’s?

    This article explores the normal symptoms associated with cognitive aging, and symptoms that are more severe and could be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

    Monday, July 18, 2016
  • More than 7 Million

    people will have Alzheimer's disease in the United States by 2030.
  • toiletries
    Expert

    Helpful Tips for Assisting Your Loved One with Personal Hygiene

    As a caregiver, you may sometimes wonder if there is a better way to assist with their personal hygiene and grooming. As your loved one’s ability to independently manage his or her personal hygiene declines, increasingly you need to help accomplish these tasks. This article provides tips to make the process simpler and more comfortable.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Amyloid PET Scan
    Expert

    Amyloid PET Scans: Are They a Game-Changer?

    Amyloid PET scans allow, for the first time, accurate detection of amyloid plaques—one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—in living people. The scans may help clinicians proceed with greater knowledge and assurance, and patients will be able to have greater confidence in their diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This article explains what PET scans are and how they are currently used, and provides an update on a new clinical trial that will deliver important information on how the scans will be used in the future.

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Doctor reviewig medical records with a patient.
    Expert

    Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s New?

    Not since 2003 has a new medication been approved by the FDA for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Fortunately, this long dry spell may be nearing an end. This article explores a variety of clinical trials that may one day provide new treatments and methods to more effectively manage Alzheimer’s disease.

    Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Son comforting his elderly father
    Expert

    Is It Alzheimer’s?

    This article explores the normal symptoms associated with cognitive aging, and symptoms that are more severe and could be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

    Monday, July 18, 2016
  • What happens to your brain duringAlzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • Patient consulting with an eye doctor
    Expert

    How Effective are Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments?

    A dozen years ago, there were hardly any treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Fortunately there are now several, and the best way to evaluate their effectiveness is to review the results of large, well-designed clinical trials.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  • Macular degeneration scientist looking through a microscope
    Expert

    Update on Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    New treatments for the advanced form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are on the horizon. Learn about these new experimental drugs; novel mechanisms that are actively being studied regarding the development of macular degeneration; and helpful suggestions that might decrease your risk of progression to the late stage of this eye disease.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Patient writing questions for the doctor
    Expert

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Preparing ahead of time for your visit to the eye doctor can help you manage your vision health. In honor of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, we have provided a list of the top 10 questions that you should ask your eye doctor if you have a diagnosis of macular degeneration.

    Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • A woman gives another woman an eye exam.
    Expert

    Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Since age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older, it’s important to take steps that may prevent this eye disease. Certain measures have been shown in large clinical trials to clearly decrease the risk of AMD, and other actions, based on smaller trials or theoretical considerations, may also decrease risk.

    Monday, July 27, 2015
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Eye Exam - Gonioscopy
    Expert

    Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma: What to Know

    This article discusses primary angle-closure glaucoma, the second most common form of this eye disease. The author discusses important information to know about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, known risk factors, and more.

    Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Electronic hand magnifier
    Expert

    Low Vision and Glaucoma

    When people with glaucoma are diagnosed and treated at an early stage, many will not lose significant vision. Unfortunately, some will develop low vision. This article explores what that is, how low-vision specialists perform an evaluation, and provides helpful tips on low- and high-tech devices that can help a person use their remaining vision most effectively.

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • An illustration showing how much of the retina is visible during a dilated vs. an undilated eye exam. Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, NIH
    Expert

    The Dilated Eye Exam: Why It's So Important

    Pupil dilation during an eye exam is very important at revealing the status of your optic nerve and retina, and it critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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