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Amyloid… Friend or Foe?

  There is a longstanding hypothesis in research that beta amyloid- a build up of abnormally folded proteins- is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.  The theory is that a build up of amyloid blocks the flow of nutrients in and out ...

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Butterfly

                                                                             *** They ...

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Color Preference and Dementia

*** I once went to a dementia course where I learned, gratefully, that red was the best color to use if I wanted to get my patient’s attention.  Armed with this information, I started using the color red as a ...

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Automatic Speech for Motor Initiation

The next time someone with middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s has difficulty standing up or sitting down, try the 1-2-3 count. It is a very well-ingrained human habit- to expect an action at the end of “1,2,3”. And it ...

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