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Memory loss can range from age-related impairment (a normal degree of forgetfulness) to several types of dementia (a loss of intellectual abilities, including memory, judgment, and abstract thinking). 

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects approximately 5.3 million Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by the year 2030 as many as 7.7 million Americans will be living with Alzheimer’s disease if no effective prevention strategy or cure is found. By 2050 the number is projected to skyrocket to between 11 million and 16 million. Ten million baby boomers are expected to develop the disease. 

Although Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible, memory impairment associated with other conditions, such as depression or thyroid problems, may be correctable. Recent research advances leading to improved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease offer reassuring news on that front as well. 

If you or someone you care about has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, obtaining accurate information is an important part of the treatment plan.

  • You’ll read articles on: engaging the dementia patient, when it’s time to stop driving, coping with Alzheimer’s symptoms, stress reduction, how the brain stores memory, new research, and much more.

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The Scientific American Memory Disorders Bulletin

The Scientific American Memory Disorders Bulletin is a quarterly publication that gathers the most current information on preserving memory and coping with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of memory loss at every stage. Each issue is like having an in-depth consultation with a leading specialist from America's #1 Medical Center. PLUS subscribe now and receive 5 FREE Special Reports as INSTANT PDF DOWNLOADS:

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Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Guide for the Home Caregiver

Written by two world-renowned Alzheimer’s specialists -- Dr. Peter Rabins and Dr. Ann Morrison, this practical 134-page guide provides detailed advice on how to successfully manage your day-to-day responsibilities – to your patient and to yourself. Chapters include: When It’s Time to Take Away the Car Keys, Personal Care for the Dementia Patient, Dealing with Alzheimer’s Troubling Behavior Problems, Dealing with Alzheimer’s Troubling Behavior Problems, Deciding to Move a Loved One into Residential Care. And when you order now, you’ll also receive a free bonus report, entitled Caregivers Ask the Expert: Questions from Alzheimer’s Caregivers Answered by Alzheimer's Expert Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
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