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Toxic Algae Causing Dolphins to Develop Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found something troubling off the coasts of Florida and Massachusetts: The brains of beached dolphins are showing signs of beta-amyloid, the protein that accumulates in toxic levels in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and is thought to trigger nerve death. Dr. Deborah Mash discusses what her team’s findings could mean for humans.

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Being Patient Voices

R. Lynn Barnett

I also learned how I could use humor during difficult situations. Caregivers should not take insults personally; sometimes, those with Alzheimer’s may insult the people who are closest to them.


Ian Hastings

I believe that changing my diet, exercising and making mental health a priority have helped me stay sharp.


Christine Thelker

He eventually admitted he was deliberately pushing my buttons, but said that no one would believe me anyway because of my dementia and if I told them the truth, it would make him look bad. For my own well-being, I decided that I couldn’t go forward with the relationship.


Ayana Sadler

As I watch my mother care for my grandmother, I keep her words in mind: “You are just as important as the person you care for.”


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