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October 2, 2019
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Clinical trials test new approach to tackling Alzheimer's
A fresh approach to tackling Alzheimer's disease is being investigated in an innovative clinical trial in Australia. The study is taking a closer look at the role of chronic inflammation in Alzheimer's, moving beyond the historical focus on brain plaques and tangles. The trial is funded through a $1 million grant from the Alzheimer's Association Part the Cloud program, which funds research on new approaches to Alzheimer's therapy.

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Caregivers may have to assist with dental care
An individual living with Alzheimer's or another dementia may forget how to brush his or her teeth or forget why it's important. As a caregiver, you may have to take a more hands-on approach. Proper oral care is necessary to prevent eating difficulties, digestive problems and infections.
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Take precautions when traveling with someone living with Alzheimer's
If a person is living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, it doesn't mean he or she can no longer participate in meaningful activities such as travel. However, it does require planning to ensure safety and enjoyment for everyone.
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