Headlines in Alzheimer’s Care; Can Household Chores Help, Another Method for Detecting Alzheimer’s Earlier, Pat Summitt

Every week we scour the news for the latest headlines in Alzheimer’s care, treatment and prevention. Here are some big stories for the week of April 16th 2012:

Pat Summitt’s Early-Onset Dementia: Lady Vols Coach Resigns Less Than a Year After Diagnosis
Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee Volunteers coach recently announced her decision to step aside as head coach. Last year, Summitt was diagnosed with early-onset dementia-Alzheimer’s.

Can Household Chores Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?
According to a new study, even mundane, low-key tasks like gardening, cooking and washing dishes can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s if they’re performed often enough.

This story is from NPR, some additional information on the Alive Inside documentary: For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings.

We had a story like these featured in our Headlines from last week. Here are some additional news stories regarding promising new methods to detect for Alzheimer’s disease.