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Cracks in the Plaques: Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Slowly Yielding to New Research

By |August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Science is bringing some understanding of the heritability, prevalence, and inner workings of one of the most devastating diseases. This has been a big week in Alzheimer’s news as scientists put together a clearer picture than ever before of how the disease affects the brain. Three recently published studies have detected the disease with new [...]

Alzheimer’s discovery could curb spread of disease, researchers say

By |August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Alzheimer’s disease appears to spread like a virus from one brain cell to another, a groundbreaking discovery that could help stop the debilitating disease in its tracks, researchers say. Two independent studies by teams of Columbia and Harvard researchers looked at the brains of mice and found that the degenerative brain disease begins in one [...]

Niagara has one of Canada’s largest populations of senior citizens

By |August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Niagara’s population is getting older, a trend that has health-care professionals struggling to meet the increasing demand for long-term care, experts say. “Niagara has always had a very high proportion of seniors,” said Dr. William Shragge, Niagara Health System chief of staff. “It has a huge impact on us … as a health-care system.” Information [...]