The only way to find a cure, or effective treatment, for Alzheimer's is through participation in clinical trials. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomRight now, only a small fraction of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers are participating...Show More Summary
The gut may play a key role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. Biologists found that in roundworms, an immune response from intestinal cells sparks a series of chemical signals that ultimately preserves neurons whose death is associated with Parkinson's.
There appeared to be a general acceptance that once a person is diagnosis with dementia they are viewed negatively in society. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAround one half of respondents agreed as soon as someone is diagnosed...Show More Summary
Researchers have found a link between common infections, such as a cold, stomach bug or urine infection and an increase in inflammation like reactions in the brain which can exacerbate dementia symptoms. Study results show that people who got an infection had twice the rate of memory loss as people without infections. Show More Summary
There has been no sustained reduction in the prescription of antipsychotics to UK dementia patients, despite government guidance, according to a report.
When dementia strikes the majority of us are overwhelmed by the stigma attached to Alzheimer's. Our brain tells us, there is no hope. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomLet's face it, when Alzheimer's strikes we are immediately overwhelmed...Show More Summary
One of the most difficult problems we face as dementia caregivers is when and how to convince a person living with dementia that it is no longer safe for them to drive an automobile. As dementia progresses, a time will come when your loved one will no longer be able to drive safely. Show More Summary
Knowing that many clinicians find it difficult to correctly diagnose patients with Lewy body dementia, researchers set out to develop a clinical profile for these patients.
A vast class of incurable neurodegenerative disorders are characterized by the aggregation and deposition of aberrant proteins like the amyloid bpeptide or the a-synuclein, considered to be a factor behind the development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, respectively. Show More Summary
Data from the first 5,000 UK Biobank participants taking part in the world's largest health imaging study has been released for health researchers worldwide to use in their own research. Researchers unearthed some rather complicated patterns of correlation. Show More Summary
An important part of the machinery that switches on a gene known to protect against Alzheimer's Disease has been discovered by a team of scientists.
I finally learned that you just can't convince a person living with dementia to do what you want them to do. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAfter reading Communicating in Alzheimer's World -- our reader Judy commented:So thisShow More Summary
A key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects has been discovered by researchers. An estimated 3 million Americans have schizophrenia, which is associated with excessive amounts of the neurotransmitter dopamine in a part of the forebrain called the striatum.
Alzheimer's care is difficult and dementia patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry. By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room What does the...Show More Summary
Memory Care Facilities may also be called communities, neighborhoods, units, wings, or hallways. They are all designed and devoted to serving people with Alzheimer's and dementia. By Rachael WonderlinAlzheimer's Reading RoomAs a former...Show More Summary
There are factors that facilitate the formation of putatively toxic structures in the neuronal nuclei of Alzheimer’s patients, report scientists. A research team compared brain samples from Alzheimer's patients with those of the healthy individuals in the same age group. Show More Summary
Initially, I found it very hard to accept that mum was living with dementia. I knew very little about the condition or what to expect, and frankly I found it terrifying. For some it seems elusive but as Alice Ashwell has explained in...Show More Summary
For the first time, researchers describe how to prepare a specific type of aggregate of the amyloid-beta protein with the ability to perforate the cell membrane. What causes neuron death and the subsequent cognitive decline in Alzheimer´s disease is still unknown.
A huge charade ensued – all of my mother’s experience of managing the checking account remained the same: receiving the bills into her home, and sitting down to write the checks. There was one important difference. By Pamela R. KelleyAlzheimer's...Show More Summary
A new study comparing mouse and macaque brains has found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and schizophrenia.