Alzheimer's Disease

17th annual Expo for Seniors
Caring for a loved one? Have aging parents? Work with seniors? If you’re looking for resources that will help them gain independence and lead a more active and fulfilling life, be sure to attend the Expo for Seniors from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud.

This year’s theme will be Scams 101: Prevention, Protection and Next Steps. The keynote speaker will be Donna Gregory, the unit chief at the Internet Crime Complaint Center under the FBI Cyber Division.

Engage with a diverse group of over 100 vendors offering information on health care, housing, finance, fitness, safety and more. Stop by the CentraCare Health booths representing Coborn Cancer Center, Home Care, Hospice, Medical Alert Service, Physical Rehabilitation, St. Benedict’s Community, Volunteer Services and more!

This free event is geared toward seniors and their adult children and is open to the public. The Expo for Seniors also features speakers, entertainment, free breakfast, health screenings and door prizes. See you there!
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Could Alzheimer's Spread Like Infection Throughout the Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- With findings that might alter the path of Alzheimer's research, scientists say misfolded forms of two proteins appear to spread through patients' brains similar to an infection.

The findings suggest that Alzheimer's is a "double-prion" disorder. This discovery could help lead to new treatments that focus directly on prions, according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

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