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If dementia were a country, its economy would rank No. 18 in the world, according to a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International. And nearly three-quarters of people living with dementia have not been diagnosed. The tragedy of this is that early interventions can slow brain deterioration, but many are missing out. But there have actually been some exciting discoveries in the world of early Alzheimer’s interventions announced this week.
How Much Memory Loss Is Normal? Misplacing keys or forgetting who was in that movie you just saw doesn’t necessarily mean you need a one-way ticket to the Alzheimer’s ward, but it could be more than ‘just aging,’ Jane Brody at the New York Times writes. Mild cognitive impairment comes from “subtle deficits in cognitive function” and results in things like difficulty finding words, remembering names, or following one’s train of thought. According to Mayo Clinic neurologist Ronald C. Petersen, mild …
We live in a world of acronyms. People seem to shortcut everything – like OMG, I 4got 2 b ther. Okay, I can figure out that sentence – Oh my God, I forgot to be there – and most sentences like that. It is an economy of words to get to the point. But to me, a person who is dropping brain cells left and right, this is no easy task. Recently we started USAgainstAlzheimer’s and a whole new bunch of …