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Life's Too Short and It Just Got Shorter, CDC Says
The latest tallies on US life expectancy show its down a bit.
Scientists found that amyloid beta proteins accumulate in the retinas of AMD patients – the same types of proteins that settle in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
For Alzheimer’s disease patients, the risk of pneumonia could be increased with the use of antipsychotic medications, according to findings published in the journal Chest.
As the population gets older, there is more work being done to determine the cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease and find treatments as well. A new protein could be a solid step in that direction.
There are many parts of everyday life that can be affected by a patient adjusting their diet. Providers suggesting these changes and patients making the changes over the long term are proving to be harder to accomplish in most cases.
With an aging population dementia and Alzheimer's Disease are becoming growing problems in the medical community. Recent research has shown benefits of diet slowing the progression of these conditions.
The prevalence of vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia are increasing among the elderly. This presents a diagnostic problem, as about 40 percent of patients have coincident vascular cognitive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease pathologic processes
As smartphones become more prevalent throughout society, work is being done to see how they can help with patient health in ways that previously were not possible.
The issue of physician assisted suicide can cause people to fervently pick one side or another. For some, their belief is so strong that they are moved to do things they may not have done in their career beforehand.

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