Alzheimer’s Facts & New Research Studies Available in Orange County
WHAT WE KNOW TODAY
47 million people worldwide are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
Every 66 seconds someone new develops the disease
Almost 2/3 of people living with Alzheimer’s are female
In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other Dementias will cost our nation $259 billion. By 2050 these costs can be as great as $1.1 TRILLION.
Alzheimer’s is more deadly than breast & prostate cancer combined
The Alzheimer’s struggle is real. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are pharmaceutical, alternative, and behavioral treatments which may help. If you remember, we previously posted an article about the cutting edge treatments available at Syrentis Clinical Research and our friend, Dr. John Duffy’s endless effort to prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Alzheimer’s research is continually evolving. Below are the new research studies and trial medications available to help end Alzheimer’s #ENDALZ. If you qualify, it is free to participate.
The A4 Study
This is a landmark clinical trial aimed to prevent memory loss due to Alzheimer’s. The A4 Study is investigating a new treatment that may reduce the impact of a protein that is known as “amlyoid” or “beta amlyoid” which causes plaque build up in the brain.
Slow Alzheimer’s with better sleep
Sleep, is essential for optimal day-to-day functions and affects both our mental and physical health. We have previously discussed bedroom basics for a better night’s sleep, but sometimes that is not enough. This is a new ReCOGNITION study evaluating an investigational sleep-promoting medication to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Agitation Study
Does your loved one with Alzheimer’s also experience behavioral changes? Agitated? Anxious or Upset? Negative? Needy? Complaining? Restless? Hoard or hide things? Have temper outbursts? Help calm the storm.
Dr. Kay got her medical education in Brazil.
Dr. Kay also has a master degree in Film and Television from UCLA and has been an adviser for medical television shows.
Dr. Kay is very active in the Health Industry. She is a member of the American Board of Home Care, the National Association of Home Care, CAHSAH, California Association of Health Services at Home. She co-chairs the education committee for the Down with Falls Coalition. Dr. Kay is in the speaker’s bureau for the coalition helping educate health care professionals and the community on fall risks, diabetes, adverse drug reaction, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, dehydration and nutrition, etc…. for older adults.
Dr. Kay was nominated by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as the Remarkable Woman of 2008.
Dr. Kay is actively involved in many philanthropy and non-profit organizationssuch as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, the Philharmonic Society, Women Helping Women, Youth Employment Services, E-Women, Women Sage, Plasticos Foundation, CIELO and others.
Dr. Kay’s passion is to assist seniors to live long and thrive in the comfort of their own home.
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