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High-Risk Patients Explore Alzheimer's Prevention at Young Age

Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the patient, it affects the entire family. By Alzheimer's Reading Room I thought you might find this video from NBC news of interest. At the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at New York-Presbyterian/Weill...Show More Summary

Progress in ?-Synuclein Immunotherapy

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The protein ?-synuclein is involved in Parkinson's disease in much the same way that ?-amyloid is involved in Alzheimer's disease. These particular misfolded proteins accumulate with age to form deposits in everyone's brain tissues, but this is seen to occur to a much greater extent in those suffering from the related neurodegenerative condition. Show More Summary

UNT Health Science Center Finds Likely Link Between High Testosterone, Aggression in Male Alzheimer's Patients

Higher levels of testosterone could increase the risk for aggression, hallucinations and other acting-out behaviors in men who already have Alzheimer's disease.

More evidence that exercise can help fight Alzheimer’s disease

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Evidence continues to accumulate that physical activity can help hold off the changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's Disease, and perhaps the devastating symptoms  of the disease itself. The latest information comes from researchers...Show More Summary

Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A new study from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease might offer the best reason yet to lace up your shoes and grind out some serious miles.

Special Alert Judge Rules Company Must Continue Selling Original Namenda

The bottomline - Actavis has been ordered by the court to continue selling the original form of Namenda, the top selling medication for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This is important news for the entire Alzheimer's community. Show More Summary

Judge Says Actavis Must Continue to Sell Namenda, a Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

6 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

New York’s attorney general had accusing Actavis of forcing patients to switch to a newer version of the drug to thwart competition from generic manufacturers.

Study: Reversing Alzheimer’s Memory Decline With Holistic Therapy

A new UCLA study has found that when individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) switched to a healthy diet and exercise program, their memory and cognitive function began to return in a dramatic way. In fact, six out of the 10 patients who had been struggling in their jobs, or had even quit due to cognitive […]

Early identification of modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline

Researchers now believe it's possible that risk factors for cognitive decline may show up long before diseases such as Alzheimer's develop. In a new study, scientists found that clues such as high blood pressure are often present in mid-life, and that identification and modification of such factors could prevent the progression of debilitating cognitive deficits later in life.

Reversing Alzheimer’s? A New Study Offers Hope

Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for the 5 million Americans affected by the debilitating disease and their families who struggle with providing their care but a new study from researchers at UCLA may offer some hope. Researchers at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) lead by Dr. Show More Summary

Kristen Stewart On Acting: 'I Don't Think I Can Ever Step Outside Myself Fully'

Kristen Stewart plays an actress helping her mother (Julianne Moore) cope with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease in "Still Alice." In a new IndieWire interview, she talks about the role, its challenges, and how she’s choosing to play characters these days.

Infectious Agents and Inflammation in Neurodegeneration

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Chronic inflammation is important in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, but how much of that is due to age-related dysfunction of the immune system versus the presence of pathogens? Inflammation is a necessary part of the immune response when it is working correctly, after all. Show More Summary

Yeast are first cells known to cure themselves of prions

Yeast cells can sometimes reverse the protein misfolding and clumping associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to new research from the University of Arizona. The new finding contradicts the idea that once prion proteins...Show More Summary

Sleep disturbance linked to amyloid in brain areas affected by Alzheimer's disease

Phoenix, AZ (December 9th, 2014) - Healthy, elderly research participants who report being more sleepy and less rested have higher levels of amyloid deposition in regions of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer's disease, according to a report presented today at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix (Arizona). Show More Summary

Watch Exclusive 'Still Alice' Movie Trailer

In 'Still Alice', Julianne Moore plays a renowned linguistics professor who starts forgetting her words; and then, faces a shocking diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. By Alzheimer's Reading Room Alice Howland is happily married with three grown children. Show More Summary

Blocking receptor in brain's immune cells counters Alzheimer's in mice

The mass die-off of nerve cells in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease may largely occur because an entirely different class of brain cells, called microglia, begin to fall down on the job, according to a new study by researchers...Show More Summary

New approach for treating Alzheimer's disease: Psoriasis drug

It seems that a drug that is actually approved for treatment of the dermal disorder psoriasis stimulates the activity of the enzyme ADAM10 in the brain of Alzheimer's patients. It is estimated that about 35 million people worldwide currently suffer from dementia and it is expected that the number will increase to 135 million by the year 2050. Currently, there is no cure.

'Still Alice' Trailer Starring Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore stars as a professor trying to cope with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease in the first trailer for 'Still Alice'. [...]

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