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  • End-of-life legal instruments
    August 1, 2003

    What sets Alzheimer's disease apart from many other terminal diseases is the progressive, irreversible loss of cognitive abilities, which begins early and becomes increasingly worse. The majority of patients arrive at the later stages...

  • Alzheimer's disease and end-of-life issues
    August 1, 2003

    Despite our best research efforts, Alzheimer's disease remains incurable. Researchers are using sophisticated technologies to pinpoint how AD progressively steals memories and destroys personality; and yet, AD remains irreversible....

  • NIA expands genetics research: Families with multiple AD cases sought
    December 1, 2002

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is accelerating the pace of Alzheimer's disease genetics research with a major new initiative to speed the process of creating a large repository of DNA and cell lines from families with multiple...

  • Genes and their functions
    December 1, 2002

    A gene provides the code, or blueprint, for the type and order of amino acids needed to build a specific protein. Everything in the body is made up of proteins. Bones and teeth, muscles and blood, for example, are formed from different...

  • NIA expands genetics research: Families with multiple AD cases sought
    December 1, 2002

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is accelerating the pace of Alzheimer's disease genetics research with a major new initiative to speed the process of creating a large repository of DNA and cell lines from families with multiple...

  • Genes and their functions
    December 1, 2002

    A gene provides the code, or blueprint, for the type and order of amino acids needed to build a specific protein. Everything in the body is made up of proteins. Bones and teeth, muscles and blood, for example, are formed from different...

  • Driving and dementia: Health professionals can play important role
    June 1, 2002

    As a person ages, driving skills change due to both muscle and vision degeneration, slowing reaction time, and the effects of illnesses and medications. Although older drivers are among the safest drivers in the United States, car crashes...

  • Minority outreach workshop blends spiritual and practical
    June 1, 2002

    Successful outreach to educate minority communities about Alzheimer's disease is built on relationships that take time to establish. A key ingredient is the ability to achieve rapport with your audience. Rapport helps engender trust,...

  • Tips for caregivers: When driving should stop
    June 1, 2002

    What course of action is open to the caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease when faced with clear evidence that driving should stop? How can the caregiver avoid confrontation when suggesting that a driver's license should...

  • Driving and dementia: Health professionals can play important role
    June 1, 2002

    As a person ages, driving skills change due to both muscle and vision degeneration, slowing reaction time, and the effects of illnesses and medications. Although older drivers are among the safest drivers in the United States, car crashes...

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