Alzheimer’s disease is where the memories of the person is slowly destroyed over time along with other important mental functions, and while a cure for the disease is still being worked on, Samsung hopes to do its part by trying to slow its side effects down by as much as possible through a smartphone app. Show More Summary
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently admonished TauMark™, a brain diagnostics company, for advertising brain scans that can diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia. The Los Angeles Times reported that the FDA ordered UCLA researcher Dr. Show More Summary
According to a 2014 AARP study, brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Cognitive issues ranging from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease all become more common as people age. In the March issue of Food Technology published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor […]
Studies show that the ability to perform math problems, as well as handling money matters, are typically one of the first skills to decline in diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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An Iowa jury found a 78-year-old man not guilty of sexually abusing his wife whom some alleged couldn't consent to sex with him because she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Had Henry Rayhons been convicted, The New York Times reports that the former legislator would have faced 10 years behind bars. This is a developing story. Show More Summary
When you hear the word Alzheimer's, what comes to mind? Forgetting? Getting lost? Old-timers? Disease? For the past 35 years a war has been waged to irradiate Alzheimer's disease, but do we even really know what that is? In my firstShow More Summary
The slow progress towards viable therapies for Alzheimer's disease based on clearance of ?-amyloid, such as via immunotherapy, has led to a broadening of approaches. Many research groups are looking at other theories on causative mechanisms...Show More Summary
Testimony in the trial of former Iowa state legislator Henry Rayhons concluded Friday; Rayhons, 78, is charged with felony sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with his wife Donna while she was in a nursing home and in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. On Friday, Rayhons denied having sex with Donna, testifying, “I treated her like a queen.” Read more...
New study suggests scientists have been looking in the wrong place for the cause of Alzheimer's disease. » Continue reading: Alzheimer’s: New Direction Reveals Surprising Source of Disease » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from...Show More Summary
There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid production, according to a new article. The article reviews the significant body of research proposing that the accumulation of beta amyloid in the brain is the Alzheimer's disease trigger that must be inhibited.
Increasingly, evidence supports the idea that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer's disease. But the exact role of immunity in the disease is still a mystery. A new Duke University...Show More Summary
By Alzheimer's Reading Room It appears that milk raises your body’s levels of an Alzheimer’s-fighting antioxidant -- glutathione. Milk and dairy products are rich in cysteine, one of the building blocks of glutathione. This is important...Show More Summary
Mike Magee Because my father and his sister developed Alzheimer’s disease in their late 70’s, and because they were subjected to a prolonged and painful decline, and finally death, as a result of the disease, my ten brothers and sisters...Show More Summary
Women faculty at UCLA's Alzheimer's disease research center faced "a climate of conflict, tension, hostility and mistrust" for about a decade and were treated in an "unprofessional, demeaning manner," an investigation at the campus medical school has found.
Genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and two significant cardiovascular disease risk factors -- high levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasma lipids or fats -- has been identified by researchers. The findings suggest the two cardiovascular phenotypes play a role in AD risk and perhaps offer a new avenue for potentially delaying disease progression.
Inflammation has gotten a bad rap recently -- it has been identified as a contributor to a variety of diseases, from heart disease to Alzheimer's to cancer. But it's important to note that there are two different types of inflammation:...Show More Summary
It's the hopeful sort of line you want to see in a press release about an Alzheimer's disease study: Research out of Duke University "not only points to a new potential cause of Alzheimer's but also may eventually lead to a new treatment strategy." The findings, published yesterday in the...
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and two significant cardiovascular disease risk factors: high levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasma lipids or fats. Show More Summary
Depression and diabetes each raised dementia risk on their own, but risk rose even more for people with both, in a large study of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.