Alzheimer’s disease


Touchmark completes memory care addition

Residents moving into two-story building offering 64 homes Touchmark at The Ranch has completed its new building specifically designed for those who will benefit from memory care or early dementia support. Residents of Prescott and the surrounding areas are invited to a grand opening on Tuesday, June 28. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials and

Medical Research

NAU scientists combine PMI, Ecoss expertise to explore the role of gut microbiota in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.2 million Americans are living with this progressive neurologic disorder, and it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. Although some treatments can improve quality of life for those with AD, there is no cure. Scientists


Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted. While she cares for people living with dementia, Gutierrez, owner of

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