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It would be nice if we could take a pill or get an injection to either cure or protect us from Alzheimer's disease. 

The prospect of having our brains essentially drain away is a grim one. 

Dr. Dale Bredeson, an MD, offers some hope. 

He's set up a treatment protocol, and he explains it in his book The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline. 


Developing dementia or cognitive impairment is not like catching a cold... patients don't suddenly develop symptoms, in most cases.

So it helps medical pros and researchers when they can track changes in behaviors that can indicate changes in the brain. 

Adriana Seelye at the aging and Alzheimer's center at Oregon Health & Science University has a plan for tracking those changes through the monitoring of simple household tasks. 

And she's got a grant from the Alzheimer's Association to turn the plan into a real treatment tool. 

A Refresher Course On Alzheimer's

Jun 15, 2015
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We're getting to know more about Alzheimer's disease over time.  And that's true in two senses: researchers understand it better, but more people have it, too. 

And there are still varieties of dementia that are not Alzheimer's. 

Dr. Patrick Gillette has come to know them well in his work at Rogue Community Health and elsewhere in the health care system. 

He'll speak about Alzheimer's later this week at a health conference in Medford. 

Raising The Standard Of Dementia Care

Feb 13, 2015

An aging population means more likely cases of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the years ahead. 

Dementia patients will need caregivers, and many will be needed. 

An effort is underway to make sure the caregivers give a standard of quality care. 

The Oregon Caregiver Training Initiative is set up to raise and maintain that standard. 

Options For Learning About Dementia

Nov 19, 2013
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We did not used to worry so much about dementia in old age, but then we also did not live so long a few decades ago. 

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a chance to get acquainted with the many programs and offerings for people who are either patients of a particular kind of dementia, or people who just want to know more.