The Future Toll of Alzheimer’s Disease: Finding Hope in the Numbers

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear “Many people have been saying for a long time that the number of patients with Alzheimer’s is going to increase, just looking at the large population of aging baby boomers and longer life expectancies,” says Dr. Ariel Cole, a geriatrician at Florida Hospital’s Centre for Aging and Wellness.“This was an effort to quantify that a bit further by analyzing existing studies and some of the predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease, as imperfect as they are.”Imperfect, because so much is still unknown about the causes of the devastating disease. Plaques and tangles in the brain are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, but they can only be found after a person has died. “We don’t have a blood test or a brain scan that says you have it, or that you’re going to get it,” says Dr. Cole. “But we do have biomarkers and other findings that suggest you’re at a higher likelihood.”Those biomarkers include tau and amyloid – two proteins that create the plaques which are thought responsible for cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s. Sometimes, they can be detected in scans and found in cerebrospinal fluid long before symptoms like memory loss set in, but we’re only just beginning to understand the correlation.“Much of this is still under investigation, but the majority of people with a lot of amyloid buildup have memory loss,” says Dr. Cole. “It’s clear that the changes begin long before we develop symptoms, and it’s awesome that we have this window to identify how we can arrest this disease.”In the study, researchers analyzed those biomarkers and combed through enormous amounts of data to arrive at their staggering numbers. They found that 46.7 million Americans over the age of 30 could already be in very early, symptom-free stages of Alzheimer’s, though many may never progress to full-blown disease.As bad as these numbers sound, there may be a silver lining. Dr. Cole, who specializes in treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias, has faith that the study may help bring us closer to identifying first the cause, and then a cure.“I hope that these numbers, while shocking and a little scary, will help to direct research money into this area,” she says.“Research is happening, which is great, but the more the better. I pray on those good scientists who are researching this, and I absolutely have hope that we will find the cure.”The Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (and What You Can Do)One of the most dismaying things about Alzheimer’s Disease is this: once a patient has the hallmark symptoms, the disease has often taken irreversible hold.“In many of the patients I see, their family members or caregivers have seen signs for years, but they were dismissed for various reasons – they were tired, they didn’t hear correctly, the symptoms were minor, et cetera,” says Dr. Cole.It’s natural to want to brush off warning signs as anything other than dementia. But early detection is important in ruling out other, reversible conditions, as well as getting Alzheimer’s patients better treatment. Here are some common signs to look for:Forgetfulness (such as forgetting appointments or repeating questions)Getting disoriented in familiar settingsMisunderstanding social cuesConfusing familial relationships (for example, thinking your grandson is your son)Difficulty with complex sequencing and planning tasks (like preparing a Thanksgiving dinner)What You Can DoStrictly speaking, there is no way (that we know of yet) to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, but certain healthy habits can improve your chances. “From past studies, we know that people who continue to challenge their brain, exercise and follow a healthy diet have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease,” says Dr. Cole.Take these steps to help defend against Alzheimer’s Disease (and countless other conditions):Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and grainsExercise regularlyStay socially and mentally engaged (such as learning new skills or activities, visiting with friends and traveling)Minimize passive activities, like watching TVEliminate toxins, including alcohol, smoking, drugs and certain prescription medications (ask your d, ctor for specific information) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Please enter your comment! The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka TAGSAlzheimer’s DiseaseFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleCost-share funding available for water resource protection projectsNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Three Macmillan corporate partnerships pass £1m+ totals

first_img Advertisement Three Macmillan corporate partnerships pass £1m+ totals Travis Perkins and Benchmarx raise £1 millionTravis Perkins and Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery have raised over £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support since the partnership began in 2015. To mark this achievement Macmillan have produced a video, in which they ask staff and employees from a London branch of Travis Perkins and Benchmarx, what a partnership with Macmillan means to them. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Research / statistics Three of Macmillan Cancer Support’s corporate fundraising partnerships have recently passed totals of £1 million or more.M&S raise £3.2 millionJoanna Lumley at M&S supporting The World’s Biggest Coffee MorningMarks & Spencer’s customers and employees have raised £3.2 million for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2016, bringing the total they have raised since the partnership began in 2010 to more than £9.2 million. M&S’ involvement in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, an event they have supported as headline partner for seven years, raised £2.1 million of this year’s final total of £28.5 million. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Howard Lake | 17 February 2017 | News [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLSGl1LiB5A[/youtube]center_img  253 total views,  1 views today https://www.instagram.com/p/BQLfIy6gonh/ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Homebase raise £1 millionHomebase staff dress up for Macmillan Cancer SupportHomebase employees and customers have raised £1 million for Macmillan Cancer Support since first voting for them as their charity partner in 2015. They have taken part in all kinds of fundraising events, from Coffee Mornings to Tough Mudder to raise the money, which will pay for 35,000 hours of care by Macmillan professionals, helping people with cancer across the UK.  254 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 https://www.instagram.com/p/BP5hBl-FfKL/last_img read more

Over 200 Participate in Large-Scale CPR Hands-Only Training at the Paseo Colorado

first_img Top of the News (from left to right): Captain Anthony James, Pasadena Fire Department, Kalin Ichev, RN, Georgann Abbott, RN, Norma Kachigian, RN, Engineer Brad Sims, Pasadena Fire Department, Janet Henderson, RN, Jennifer Clarke, RN, Ashlee Masteller, RN, Jenny Van Slyke, RN, and Tony Melendez, RN.Last week, Huntington Memorial Hospital and Pasadena Fire Department hosted a free, Hands-Only CPR Training at the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena.CPR instructors demonstrated the basics and proper techniques of Hands-Only CPR for teens and adults. Over two hundred participants practiced the technique on mannequins and received additional information about CPR certification.According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrests are more common than you think. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually and only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.For more information about Hands-Only CPR, please visit the American Heart Association website at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Over 200 Participate in Large-Scale CPR Hands-Only Training at the Paseo Colorado From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 4:24 pm Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket match

first_imgIndia made a strong comeback by hammering New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International to draw level the three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India bounced back in style and registered a 7-wicket win over New Zealand.What time does the 3rd T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The third T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 10, Sunday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.What TV channel and live stream is the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand?advertisementIndia: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.Also Watch:last_img read more