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NEW ALZHEIMER’S TEST

By Team Beller / August 13, 2019

ALZHEIMER’S TESTThe most frequent question we’ve fielded on the website the past month: Is there a test for Alzheimer’s?A Day Late & A Dollar ShortUntil now, doctors could not diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease until stage two symptoms, and then only through CAT scans and MRIs. MRI and CAT scans show protein deposit growth in the brain […]

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WHY FOCUS ON DEMENTIA?

By Team Beller / March 14, 2019

This is the first in a series of blogs revealing Beller Health Research Institute’s history. The series is not in chronological order, but instead focuses on events and how we evolved as an institute. This first historical blog focuses on dementia and what prompted me to write dozens of books and hundreds of blogs on […]

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What is Vascular Dementia?

By Team Beller / February 9, 2019

Vascular dementia is the second or third most prevalent dementia. Behind Alzheimer’s, Vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia represent second and third, although the exact numbers are unknown. WHAT IS VASCULAR DEMENTIA? Vascular dementia results when a blocked artery prevents blood flow to the brain, resulting in memory loss, organizational deterioration, reasoning and judgement decline. There are […]

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15 Types of Dementia

By Team Beller / February 9, 2019

15 DEMENTIA TYPESAlthough dementia strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and 1 of 3 seniors worldwide, the medical condition remains misunderstood. Did you know there are 15 dementias? 15 DEMENTIA TYPESLewy Body Dementia1. Dementia with Lewy bodies/DLB2. Parkinson’s disease dementia/PDDVascular Dementia3. Post-Stroke Dementia4. Multi-Infarct Dementia5. Binswanger DiseaseFrontotemporal Dementia6. Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia7. Primary Progressive AphasiaOther Dementias8. Alzheimer’s […]

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ALZHEIMER’S STAGES

By Team Beller / February 8, 2019

You might have heard there are seven Alzheimer’s stages, but four stages and seven substages is more precise. Alzheimer’s StagesStage 1: Preclinical Alzheimer’sSubstage 1No symptoms.Substage 2Minor symptoms. Others have not noticed. The person exhibiting the symptoms might shrug it off and attribute the problem to aging or other factors. Substage 3Symptoms grow enough for the person to […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

There is no urine or blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s. Further complicating matters, several other dementias and diseases exhibit similar symptoms, especially in beginning stages. Doctors must work through a process of elimination. When they eliminate other possible causes for symptoms, and reach the full criteria for Alzheimer’s, they make a diagnosis. However, it might take […]

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PREVENT OR SLOW ALZHEIMER’S

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

With no cure, are there ways to prevent or slow Alzheimer’s? If we review the list of Alzheimer’s risk factors, and focus on the ones we control, we can alter our lifestyles to reduce our risks. If somebody already has Alzheimer’s, there is no known way to reverse the disease, but the same recipe to prevent […]

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What are Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

Alzheimer’s might take decades before the first symptoms occur. Protein deposits and tangles are forming in the brain. When they block and destroy cells, a person suffers mild memory function loss. As Alzheimer’s progress, the symptoms worsen until a person requires 24/7 supervision. If a loved one experiences the following symptoms, please get them to a […]

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

People refer to Alzheimer’s as the “old folk’s disease,” but it also attacks adults in their prime and, in rare cases, strikes people in their twenties or thirties. Alzheimer’s remains unknown or misunderstood by too many people, including health officials. WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S? Alzheimer’s develops when protein tangles and plaque deposits build in the brain, destroy […]

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Alzheimer’s Risk Factors

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

We know Alzheimer’s strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and kills up to fifty percent of seniors, and that genetics accounts for a low percentage of cases. What about the rest? What are the risk factors? What are we doing that increases Alzheimer’s risk?

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