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Alzheimer's disease, which is characterized by cognitive decline and memory problems, is more common in women than men; currently two-thirds of the people with Alzheimer's in the U.S. are female, Healthline reports, even adjusted for age. Scientists…Alzheimer's disease, which is characterized by cognitive decline and memory problems, is more common in women than men; currently two-thirds of the people with Alzheimer's in the U.S. are female, Healthline reports, even adjusted for age. Scientists…

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New research considers whether certain eye conditions may help predict Alzheimer’s disease. The common link? Cardiovascular disease, which is partly preventable.New research considers whether certain eye conditions may help predict Alzheimer’s disease. The common link? Cardiovascular disease, which is partly preventable.

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“Tonight’s bow tie, in memory of Susan Littwin, for #STLCards at #Cubs on FOX at 7:15 ET: Alzheimer’s Association @alzassociation. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. More: https://t.co/idQ46CNGOs.”

Ken Rosenthal on Twitter: "Tonight’s bow tie, in memory of Susan Littwin, for #STLCards at #Cubs on FOX at 7:15 ET: Alzheimer’s Association @alzassociation. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. More: https://t.co/idQ46CNGOs.… https://t.co/b0CUBCXq62"

“I go purple to #EndAlzheimers. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Join me & @alzassociation in the fight to EndAlzheimers.”

Nina Garcia on Twitter: "I go purple to #EndAlzheimers. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Join me & @alzassociation in the fight to EndAlzheimers.… https://t.co/qwDeEJQiiV"

“Join me and the @alzassociation in going purple to #ENDALZ in honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Together, we can make a difference! I'm going purple for my grandfather Irv. We must find a cure now!!!!!”

Michael Rosenbaum on Twitter: "Join me and the @alzassociation in going purple to #ENDALZ in honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Together, we can make a difference! I'm going purple for my grandfather Irv. We must find a cure now!!!!!… https://t.co/7pd6IR7BrV"

“June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and I go purple for my Grandmama. Join me and the @alzassociation in the fight to #EndAlzheimers. https://t.co/YYkXteSgKr”

Terrell Owens on Twitter: "June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and I go purple for my Grandmama. Join me and the @alzassociation in the fight to #EndAlzheimers.… https://t.co/N39GBhumMo"

He's a member of the FOX 10 family and now his own family is going through a health challenge. Rick D'Amico talks about how he's working to help others get through the same challenges.He's a member of the FOX 10 family and now his own family is going through a health challenge. Rick D'Amico talks about how he's working to help others get through the same challenges.

Filmmakers tour U.S. collecting Alzheimer's stories to help find a cure - Story | KSAZ

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the World Health Organization recently released new guidelines to help reduce people’s risk for developing dementia. It says adopting a healthy lifestyle can help people significantly reduce risk of dementia. WINK News’ Medical Reporter Channing Frampton has the full story for you in the video above. For more information […]

Three things you can do to reduce your risk for dementia

When Tatiana Lagos's father stopped driving, she didn't think much of it at first. "He'd say, 'Hey, can you pick me up?' " Lagos recalled of her father, who was in his early 60s and had recently retired from a career in international law. "And he was leaning heavily on his wife for the smallest things," such as scheduling a coffee date. Lagos, who lives in Potomac, Maryland, brought up her concerns with family members, including relatives in her father's home country of Chile. But they chalked them up to the changes in his life after retirement. "I thought maybe it's just me, if no one else in the family is seeing it," Lagos said, and she dropped the subject. It was not until two or three years later, when her father had a stroke, that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. By then, it was too late to involve him in discussions about treatment options or end-of-life planning. Often, when a person first exhibits signs of dementia, close family members are the first to notice. A parent starts repeating the same stories. A spouse forgets how to get home from the grocery store. Daily life feels off in ways that are at first subtle, then less so. Bringing up cognitive decline with a loved one can be so fraught with pain, embarrassment and denial that many are reluctant to broach the topic until far into dementia's progression. A survey released this week by the Alzheimer's Association finds that nearly 90 percent of Americans say they would want others to tell them if they were showing signs of memory loss or other symptoms of dementia. And yet, nearly three-quarters of Americans say having that conversation would be "challenging" for them. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but talking about it early in the disease's progression is crucial, said Ruth Drew, director of... <p>When Tatiana Lagos's father stopped driving, she didn't think much of it at first.</p> <p>"He'd say, 'Hey, can you pick me up?' " Lagos recalled of her father, who was in his early 60s and had recently retired from a career in international law. "And he was leaning heavily on his wife for the smallest things," such as scheduling a coffee date.</p> <p>Lagos, who lives in Potomac, Maryland, brought up her concerns with family members, including relatives in her father's home country of Chile. But they chalked them up to the changes in his life after retirement.</p> <p>"I thought maybe it's just me, if no one else in the family is seeing it," Lagos said, and she dropped the subject.</p> <p>It was not until two or three years later, when her father had a stroke, that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. By then, it was too late to involve him in discussions about treatment options or end-of-life planning.</p> <p>Often, when a person first exhibits signs of dementia, close family members are the first to notice. A parent starts repeating the same stories. A spouse forgets how to get home from the grocery store. Daily life feels off in ways that are at first subtle, then less so.</p> <p>Bringing up cognitive decline with a loved one can be so fraught with pain, embarrassment and denial that many are reluctant to broach the topic until far into dementia's progression.</p> <p>A survey released this week by the Alzheimer's Association finds that nearly 90 percent of Americans say they would want others to tell them if they were showing signs of memory loss or other symptoms of dementia. And yet, nearly three-quarters of Americans say having that conversation would be "challenging" for them.</p> <p>There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but talking about it early in the disease's progression is crucial, said Ruth Drew, director of...</p>

Why it's important to say something if a relative exhibits signs of Alzheimer's - HoustonChronicle.com