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Alzheimer’s numbers in NJ, and the stress it puts on caregivers

Experts and the families of sufferers agree "it takes a village" to care for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, but most caregivers are on their own, or at least feel that way.

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October walks raise awareness, money for Alzheimer’s in NJ

A series of outdoor walks which started in Point Pleasant Beach this past weekend and will continue next month in Jersey City, Princeton and Paramus could bring in more than $1 million for New Jerseyans affected by Alzheimer's disease.

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Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer’s decline

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease -- and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate In New Hampshire
Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the debate at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Clinton announces $2 billion effort to cure Alzheimer’s

Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday a $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025, calling for doubling federal spending to combat the illness.

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Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer’s hits

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

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Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer’s culprit

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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NJ researchers could be on verge of Alzheimer’s breakthrough

The day may be sooner rather than later that a simple blood test can determine whether a patient has Alzheimer's disease a decade before symptoms even appear.

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Memory Screenings Taking Place Across NJ Today

Ever worry about an aging parent or grandparent? Whether their memory is fading too rapidly and it may be more than old age? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has free screenings in 67 locations across New Jersey today...

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(Flickr User: AlzheimerHelp)
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Legislation Would Aid Alzheimer and Dementia Patients

A recent report detailing alleged neglect at several for-profit memory care homes that cater to patients with Alzheimer's and dementia has prompted a pair of New Jersey lawmakers to introduce legislation that would improve state oversight at such facilities.

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US Wants Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment by 2025

The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

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