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Over the past few years, researchers at Johns Hopkins have done studies looking at how hearing loss may influence cognitive decline. In each case, they met with a number of seniors over several years and tracked which ones developed Alzheimer’s and how quickly the disease progressed. In each study, the people with hearing loss had higher rates of dementia:
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When former Wisconsin Governor, Marty Schreiber’s, wife Elaine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it changed their lives forever. Learn how Schreiber adapted to his caregiving role and read our tips for adjusting to caring for a spouse or wife with Alzheimer’s:

https://www.alzheimers.net/husbands-role-reverses-while-caring-for-wife-with-alzheimers/
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Maintaining optimal brain health encompasses several areas of self-care, including adhering to a healthy diet and lifestyle, managing stress and socializing regularly. Taking dietary supplements can help promote brain health, but how will consumers know which supplements are worth the investment?

https://www.alzheimers.net/what-experts-say-are-the-best-supplements-for-your-brain/
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Alzheimer’s myths run rampant, particularly when it comes to risk factors for the disease. Though several different behaviors and foods have been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other supposed risk factors remain unconfirmed by scientific research:
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Although the disease doesn’t affect every person the same way, informed caregivers can often reduce later stage crisis. Read our list of the symptoms to expect in the late stages of Alzheimer’s to better prepare for tomorrow, today:
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A new report by the USC Edward R. Royal Institute on Aging and USAgainstAlzheimer’s has found that a surprising number of millennials are caring for someone with dementia in the United States. The report, “Millennials and Dementia Caregiving in the U.S.,” found that 1 out of every 6 millennial caregivers was caring for someone with dementia:

https://www.alzheimers.net/millennial-caregiving/
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The FDA has drafted new guidelines for its Alzheimer’s research drug approval process. In response to the insights learned through decades of research, the FDA is placing a higher importance on early detection and the role of biomarkers in Alzheimer’s. Learn more about what prompted the FDA to draft new guidelines and how it may affect future clinical trials:
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According to the World Health Organization, there are over 50 million people living with dementia. It is the leading cause of a loss of independence in seniors and one of the hardest diseases to accept. So what do you do when your aging parent refuses to admit there is a problem?
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Making your home easy to navigate for your loved one with Alzheimer’s is a crucial step in caregiving and one that, if done right, can help them feel less anxiety and stress. Learn more:

https://www.alzheimers.net/home-safety-checklist-for-alzheimers-and-dementia/
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While there is no cure or treatment for the disease, there are positive lifestyle choices we can make now that will reduce our Alzheimer’s risk later. Learn more about how you can prioritize prevention and promote better brain health in your everyday life:

www.alzheimers.net/aging-parents-with-alzheimers-reducing-your-alzheimers-risk/
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