For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s.
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On Saturday, April 26, 2014, more than 1,500 guests and entertainers will gather for Keep Memory Alive’s 18th annual Power of Love Gala in Las Vegas to raise money for programs and research on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. You can help too by sharing the #OneMemory you never want to lose.
You also can help by learning more about the latest research and discoveries related to these brain health diseases:
1. A Blood Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease?
Physicians soon may be able to order tests for earlier diagnosis
A less expensive, less invasive and more accurate blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease is being studied at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
2. Peanut Butter Test May Detect Alzheimer’s
Simple sniff test could change Alzheimer’s research
The peanut butter smell test was conducted by a University of Florida team led by graduate student Jennifer Stamps to try to show a relationship between loss of smell and the detection of early-stage Alzheimer’s.
3. Parkinson’s Drug Pump Shows Promise (Video)
Constant dose of drug delivered directly to intestine
Many with Parkinson’s disease depend on the drug levodopa to control their symptoms. A new Cleveland Clinic study finds a pump delivering a constant dose may revolutionize treatment. Levodopa is considered the most effective drug to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
4. ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ Holds Promise for MS Patients
Study shows vitamin D may halt symptoms, relapse
A new study suggests that vitamin D levels for patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis strongly predict the severity of the incurable disease and how quickly it progresses.
5. Best Tips for Treating, Living With Essential Tremor
Managing life’s stresses help treatments work
To calm essential tremor, a condition that mimics but is unrelated to Parkinson’s disease, patients can turn to medications or surgery. But the stresses of life – and health – also need to be addressed.
6. You, MS and the Mind: Overcoming Cognitive Challenges
5 smart tips to help you with day-to-day living
Memory loss, difficulty concentrating and struggles with organization can be troubling if you or someone close to you has multiple sclerosis (MS). Use these five tips to outsmart MS and live easier.
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