Archive for March, 2013

FDA Modifies Approval Standards for Early Alzheimer’s Drugs

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The FDA announced this week that it is modifying its approval criteria for drugs targeting early stage Alzheimer’s disease.  The announcement highlights the fact that many researchers are refocusing their efforts to find drugs that prevent, rather than cure, Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is defined as a progressive, degenerative disorder of Read More…

Family Life at White Oak Cottages

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White Oak Cottages offer a warm, homey atmosphere to its residents.  This warmth is enhanced by families and staff members who bring their children in to visit.  Charlene, one of the nurses at White Oak Cottages, brings her young daughter with her on Saturday mornings.  As Charlene relates on the Read More…

Hearing Loss Linked to Dementia

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A new study  from researchers at Johns Hopkins confirms an association between hearing loss and cognitive decline.  Participants who had some hearing loss at the outset of the study had a 24% higher risk than those with normal hearing for developing cognitive impairment over the course of the study.  ThisRead More…

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