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  • Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman’s Risk Of Alzheimer’s, But How?

    There’s new evidence that a woman’s levels of female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, can influence her risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

    Women are less likely to develop dementia later in life if they begin to menstruate earlier, go through menopause later, and have more than one child, researchers reported Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago.

    And recent studies offer hints that hormone replacement therapy, which fell out of favor more than a decade ago, might offer a way to protect a woman’s brain if it is given at the right time, the researchers said.

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  • Women bear Alzheimer’s burden; researchers are trying to discover why

    At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago this week, researchers are exploring biological and social differences that might explain why more women than men develop Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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  • Caps’ TJ Oshie Shares Cup With Father Who Has Alzheimer’s

    In an emotional interview following the Caps’ Stanley Cup victory, T.J. Oshie said the win was for his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

    “T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals’ postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug. Five years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Tim Oshie’s memory is inconsistent and cloudy. Anyone who saw the depth of emotion in his Stanley Cup-winning son’s eyes Thursday night will never forget it.”

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  • Kaiser health news discussion on living well with dementia

    Please join Kaiser Health News on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET for an informative and important discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting their caregivers.

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  • Promise you’ll never put me in a nursing home

    Heres is an article from the Washington Post about the decision to place family members with Alzheimer’s disease in nursing homes with interviews from local families

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  • ‘Doctors Speak Out’ Panelists Optimistic on Alzheimer’s

    DECEMBER 10, 2014—There is more reason to feel hopeful about future prospects for Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention as research continues to yield important new insights about the disease, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) experts agreed at a recent event.

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