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    Understanding the Health Care Team in Alzheimer's Disease

    Warning signs of cognitive decline, such as forgetting conversations or missing appointments, could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. They could also represent a treatable condition, such as a medication side effect or depression. Either way, it’s important to figure out what’s wrong, why it’s happening, and what to do. This article provides helpful information on the range of health care providers, including specialists, who may become involved in Alzheimer's care.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Related Disorders, Overlapping Needs

    People who have Down syndrome are living longer than ever before, and a significant number of them will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This article explores the connection between these two disorders, and provides a summary of interventions that may help people who have both conditions.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • More than 7 Million

    people will have Alzheimer's disease in the United States by 2030.
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    Understanding the Health Care Team in Alzheimer's Disease

    Warning signs of cognitive decline, such as forgetting conversations or missing appointments, could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. They could also represent a treatable condition, such as a medication side effect or depression. Either way, it’s important to figure out what’s wrong, why it’s happening, and what to do. This article provides helpful information on the range of health care providers, including specialists, who may become involved in Alzheimer's care.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Older sister holding a younger sister with Down syndrome.
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    Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Related Disorders, Overlapping Needs

    People who have Down syndrome are living longer than ever before, and a significant number of them will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This article explores the connection between these two disorders, and provides a summary of interventions that may help people who have both conditions.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • Photo of microglia (green) and neurons (red). Image by Gerry Shaw, EnCor Biotechnology Inc. (Wikicommons).
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    A New Angle on Alzheimer’s Disease: The Inflammation Connection

    Learn how the immune system and inflammation play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and how targeting specific elements of the inflammatory process could be useful in treating or preventing this brain disorder.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    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
  • 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.
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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    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.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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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.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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    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.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    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
  • 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
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    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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