UC San Diego has sued USC and a nationally recognized Alzheimer's disease researcher, alleging that they illegally conspired to take federal funding, data and employees from a UC San Diego study center on the illness.
When Jamie Tyrone found out that she carries a gene that gives her a 91 percent chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease beginning around age 65, she sank into a depression so deep that at times she wanted to end her life. Read full article >>
Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me on Friday, July 3, at 9:00 pm Eastern on HLN. The film will encore again on CNN on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 pm Eastern. Alzheimer's disease continues to encroach on singer-songwriter Glen Campbell's life. Instead of retreating to deal with the challenges privately, Glen and his family decided to share […]
For some time, researchers have been trying to learn more about the nature of memory in order to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Scientists already know the medial temporal lobe is integral to long-term memory storage. Show More Summary
A new study may provide insight as to the best way to treat Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation — considered a key component of AD– is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with […]
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses like Alzheimer's disease. Palliative care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for patient, caregiver and the family. Show More Summary
In January, Peter Oosterhuis announced that he was retiring from from broadcasting for CBS and Golf Channel. At the time, observers did not think much about the announcement other than the fact that Oosterhuis was 67 and his contract with CBS was up. Show More Summary
A new study reports that lysosomes - the garbage disposal systems of cells - that accumulate near amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's are faulty and possibly contribute to the disease.
The list of doctors whom other doctors trust most. The list of doctors whom other doctors trust most. Plus, a roundtable of experts on the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, and an Atlanta photographer documents his surgeon father's struggle with dementia.
These startups are trying to beat Alzheimer's, cure viral diseases, and kill tumors with gold. One common thread: funding from Peter Thiel.
Understanding the link between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease could have the potential to affect the quality of life of thousands of Americans. A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. However, authors conclude the connection may have more to do with […]
Last weekend, CNN aired the television premiere of Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, an extraordinary documentary about a beloved country music star's farewell tour during his fight against Alzheimer's disease. Faced with an inevitable decline, the award-winning singer performed 151 emotional and inspiring sold out concerts over a 15-month period. Show More Summary
Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report describes the findings of a very small study in which people with mild clinical...Show More Summary
My mom was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease when she was 57. It started small. When we spoke on the phone, I noticed she became disconnected and couldn't follow the conversation the way she once could--at the time, I couldn't put my finger on it. Show More Summary
Dementia is characterized by a progressive and debilitating decline in cognition, function and behavior. Its numbers are staggering: according to the World Health Organization, the total number of people with dementia worldwide in 2010 was estimated at 35.6 million and predicted to nearly double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million […]
The statistics show that nearly two thirds of people living with Alzheimer's disease are women. Can the numbers be explained by the simple fact that women live longer? Or are other factors in play? The most interesting aspect of the graph above is that women lead in each of the age categories - 65, 75, 85. Show More Summary
Former British Ryder Cup player Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Peter Oosterhuis, who stepped down from his longtime role as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and the Golf Channel in January, has publicly announced he is coping with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Oosterhuis, 67, had been with CBS since 1997. He learned of his diagnosis in July 2014 and, as reported by Yahoo Sports, shared […]
Ybrain has developed medical wearable devices for patients suffering early onset Alzheimer’s and building a mobile healthcare platform for detailed analytics for disease diagnosis and personalized treatments and services
Longtime CBS golf announcer reveals he has Alzheimer's Disease