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March 14, 2018
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Daytime drowsiness in elderly adults may increase Alzheimer's disease risk
A new study in the journal JAMA Neurology suggests that excessive daytime sleepiness in cognitively normal elderly adults may be associated with the buildup of plaques made of beta-amyloid protein — one of the hallmark brain changes of Alzheimer's disease. While further research is necessary, if this finding is confirmed, it could create a revealing question that doctors can ask when assessing people who may be living with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

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Alternative rock band's song inspired by experience with Alzheimer's
Lead singer Patrick Miranda of the alternative rock band Movements is familiar with Alzheimer's disease in more ways than one. As a child, he saw Alzheimer's in his own family. More recently, he has seen how the disease has impacted his girlfriend's family.
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Understanding behaviors can help caregivers manage each stage of Alzheimer's
As Alzheimer's or other dementias progress, the behavior of the person living with the disease will change — as does the role of caregivers. Changes in behavior can be challenging, but we have resources to help you through each stage.
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