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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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What is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)?

By Team Beller / February 10, 2019

About 60,000 Americans have Frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  What is Frontotemporal Dementia FTD? Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) results from frontal lobes and temporal progressive degeneration. Temporal, insular and frontal damage causes emotional instability, problem solving deterioration, erratic and inappropriate behavior. This also attacks one’s language skills. Three major frontotemporal dementia typesBehavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD).Semantic variant primary progressive […]

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What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)?

By Team Beller / February 10, 2019

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the three most prevalent forms of dementia, inflicting over 1.3 million Americans. What is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)? Lewy body dementia (LBD) results when Lewy body protein (alpha-synucleins) cumulates in brain cells. As with protein associated with other dementias, researchers believe alpha-synucleins serve an important purpose until they stockpile […]

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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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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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Difference Between Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

By Team Beller / February 7, 2019

People often ask: “What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?”Alzheimer’s is to dementia what China is to Asia. While Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent dementia, it is one of 14 primary dementias. 

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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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What is Dementia?

By Team Beller / February 6, 2019

Dementia strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and 1 of 3 seniors worldwide, but one of the most frequent questions: “What is dementia?” Dementia is not a disease but a medical disorder defined by cognitive decline, impaired thinking, and memory loss. People experience dramatic personality changes, emotional outbursts, and declining organizational skills. Some dementia versions attack language skills. […]

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