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How you can join the cause to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s

Studies in Arizona and beyond require many more participants who want to volunteer in helping to find a cure for Alzheimer's.
6 years ago
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Caring for loved one with Alzheimer’s disease weighs heavy on caregivers

While more than five million Americans in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, another 15 million are sacrificing their own lives to care for them.
6 years ago
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Arizona researchers using Colombian village to research Alzheimer’s disease

Two Arizona researchers are using families in a Colombian mountain village to research the affects of genetics on Alzheimer's disease.
6 years ago
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Arizona doctors work to shed stigma of Alzheimer’s disease, speed up diagnoses

Nearly every minute in this country someone is hearing the words: “You have Alzheimer’s disease" and experts fear it could become a trillion-dollar monster by the year 2050 if it is not stopped within the next decade.
6 years ago
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Alzheimer’s disease could become trillion-dollar health care crisis in US

Alzheimer's disease is among the top five killers in Arizona and economists are predicting the malady will soon become a trillion-dollar health care crisis.
6 years ago
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Epidemic rising? What you need to know about Alzheimer’s in Arizona

This article is Sponsored by Arizona Department of Health Services. At some point, most people have watched an older family member struggle with memory loss or other forms of dementia. As a result, people often incorrectly assume all people will succumb to similar issues as they approach old age. Many also falsely believe all memory […]
6 years ago
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Alzheimer’s in Arizona: There is hope on the horizon for patients, caregivers

Government leaders and the medical community have hope for the future of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.
7 years ago
Carla Gilliam (right) was the primary caretaker of her husband, Gary, before he was moved to a faci...

Alzheimer’s in Arizona: Caring for loved ones weighs heavy on caregivers

It's not Alzheimer's that is responsible for caregiver deaths, but more often the stress that they endure when a loved one slides into a state dementia.
7 years ago
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Alzheimer’s in Arizona: A trillion-dollar problem for future generations

Economists are predicting Alzheimer’s will become a trillion-dollar burden over the next three decades. The United States spent $153 billion last year on Medicaid and Medicare alone.
7 years ago
Decima Assise, who has Alzheimer's disease, and Harry Lomping walk the halls, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015,...

Alzheimer’s in Arizona: The diagnosis

Whether it’s heredity, the environment or diet, doctors still do not know the exact cause of Alzheimer’s, but they do know that the diagnosis is never expected, as was the case with Bob and Diane Stephen.
7 years ago
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Alzheimer’s in Arizona: The calm before the storm

It is the fourth leading cause of death in Arizona and number is expected to double by the year 2025. It is Alzheimer's.
7 years ago