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Additional benefit of omega-3 fatty acids for the clearance of metabolites from the brain

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could improve the function of the glymphatic system, which facilitates the clearance of waste from the brain, and promote the clearance of metabolites including amyloid-? peptides, a primary culprit in Alzheimer's disease, report scientists.

Alzheimer's Care A Marriage to Remember

By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I watched the video below for the first time a couple of years ago.I found it really moving and touching.I think the video shows Alzheimer's is real, and it is real to family caregivers that have to deal with the disease. Show More Summary

How even our brains get 'slacker' as we age

Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it's not just our skin that starts to sag, but our brains too.

New evaluation model delivers improved care for patients with cognitive disorders

First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, examines patients referred for evaluation of cognitive complaints based on activities of daily living, demographic information, co-morbid conditions, and medication review.

How to Conduct Activities Involving Children and Dolls With People Who Have Alzheimer’s

There is substantial research supporting the idea that activities involving children and baby dolls are beneficial to people living with Alzheimer’s disease. By Marie MarleyAlzheimer's Reading RoomThe purpose of this article is to provide...Show More Summary

New strategy to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease, according to scientists.

Is Hospice Care an After Thought in Dementia Care?

For many dying seniors Hospice care (palliative care) happens only as an afterthought. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I wonder how many dementia caregivers really understand Hospice? How many take the time to plan well in advance...Show More Summary

Treatment approach used in cancer holds promise for Alzheimer's disease

New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray, say scientists. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using microscopic droplets of fat to carry drugs into the brain. Show More Summary

Advances made in Alzheimer's research

A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two proteins (Interleukin-4 and STAT6) have been identified to be relevant for this process. Show More Summary

Exercise may help ward off memory decline

Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research. The research involved people with vascular cognitive impairment, which is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

Newly identified rare Alzheimer's disease gene mutation more common in Icelandic people

A rare variant in the TM2D3 gene is linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers, who have discovered that this mutation is more commonly found in Icelandic people.

Dementia Care The Day I Learned Less is More

It took a while but then one day I learned one of the most important lessons of dementia care - something had to change and that something was me. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room For the first 18 months while I was taking care of my mom, Dotty, it was mostly heartaches and stomach aches. Show More Summary

Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency

A world-first optical sensor has been developed that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

How to Conduct Art Activities With People Who Have Alzheimer’s

There is substantial research supporting the notion that activities using ART are beneficial to people living with Alzheimer’s. By Marie MarleyMy article published here last week dealt how to conduct music activities with people who have Alzheimer’s. Show More Summary

Substance with the potential to postpone aging

The coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes. In mice and roundworm adding the substance can both extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes. New research shows that this new knowledge will eventually be able to help patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases

Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study reveals that the cutting of tau by an enzyme called caspase-2 may play a critical role in the disordered brain circuit function that occurs in these diseases. Show More Summary

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia

Men being treated with prostate cancer therapies that reduce their testosterone levels are at greater risk of developing dementia within five years. Reducing testosterone levels with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common treatment...Show More Summary

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