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New scanning technology could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using light

This scanning method could become a simple, completely non-invasive method of early Alzheimer’s detection, according to the researchers, and also has potential as a way to assess the effectiveness of treatment.

By |August 4th, 2021|Research, Top Stories|4 Comments

Two VA experts to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research and future treatment live Nov. 8

Research has linked head injury and a variety of mental health conditions to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. About 50 percent of our Veterans age 65 or older face an even greater risk.

By |November 5th, 2018|Guest Posts|2 Comments

Brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s on the horizon?

Preventing or treating Alzheimer’s a priority for VA research. One recent study focused on apathy, a common behavioral problem in those with Alzheimer’s. Doctor enthusiastic about therapy’s potential.

By |October 20th, 2020|Health, Inside Veterans Health, Research, Top Stories|6 Comments

Enhancing care for Veterans with Alzheimer’s

At VA, we strive to optimize the health and wellbeing of Veterans living with Alzheimer’s. Veterans who’ve experienced brain trauma while in service are at a significantly higher risk for developing the disease or other forms of dementia. It’s crucial that Veterans and their families keep the following four tips in mind in the event of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis: 1. Understand your benefits. Managing Alzheimer’s [...]

By |September 17th, 2017|VA Careers|Comments Off on Enhancing care for Veterans with Alzheimer’s

Checkmating Alzheimer’s: Birmingham VAMC uses ‘brain games’ to promote sharp minds in older Veterans

Chess, a classic “brain game” is a mentally stimulating activity that has been shown to promote brain health and may also decrease the risk of cognitive impairment. Almost every Saturday morning, volunteers visit the Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center (VAMC), setting up chessboards and sharing their passion for the game with older Veterans. They also bring tactile chess sets for the blind – comprised of chess pieces of varying shades and colors – to accommodate low-vision Veterans.

By |February 15th, 2017|Guest Posts, Health|1 Comment

Veterans serving Veterans: VA researchers who served

Dr. Mark Logue, an Army Veteran, is a statistician in the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. His research interests include the genetics of brain disorders such as PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, and anxiety.

By |December 18th, 2019|ICARE, Research, Who is VA?|6 Comments

VA telehealth clinic focused on cognitive issues helps Veterans in rural areas

“VA has been investing in telehealth for years, so the necessary equipment and infrastructure was there,” Kraft says. “It just seemed like it was meant to be. The need was there, the resources and support were there, and the motivation was there.”

By |May 3rd, 2021|Research|Comments Off on VA telehealth clinic focused on cognitive issues helps Veterans in rural areas

Senior companion volunteer’s clients are like family

David Sergent plays an important role in helping keep Veterans living in their own houses and communities as they age. He’s a volunteer for the Senior Companion Program of Action for Eastern Montana.

By |December 22nd, 2020|Health, Inside Veterans Health|3 Comments
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