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Tag Archives: Dementia
Black patients and patients with organ failure report poor levels of palliative care
Palliative care is designed to provide comfort to people who have terminal illnesses. Yet multiple studies show that not all patients receive the same quality of care. In one study of Veterans Administration hospitals, black patients were less likely than white patients … Continue reading
Patients with dementia feel pain but may not be able to communicate it well
Historically, medical professionals thought that people with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions did not feel pain as acutely as other aging adults. According to a WebMD article published in 2006, this was based on the observation that Alzheimer’s patients complained less about pain … Continue reading
Scientists have found a strong connection between insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
Scientists have long known that there is a strong correlation between diabetes and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. People living with diabetes have an incidence of Alzheimer’s that is roughly twice that of the general population, and they tend to show … Continue reading
Retinal scans showing preliminary promising results in the areas of early detection and treatment
An eye test is under development that may soon allow doctors to detect Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear. The test, which is painless, noninvasive and inexpensive, detects the presence of beta amyloid — the substance believed to be responsible … Continue reading