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Marijuana May Be a Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

A new preclinical study indicates that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Reading Room THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingrient in marijuana that produces a psychoactive reaction. Show More Summary

Family searches for sick uncle after he is moved to care facility by trustees

The family of an elderly Brooklyn real estate investor suffering from Alzheimer’s disease wants his trustees to disclose where they've placed him.

APOE, diagnostic accuracy of CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer disease

Bottom Line: Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) levels of ?-amyloid 42(A?42) are associated with the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease (AD) and (A?) accumulation in the brain independent of apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene makeup. Authors: Ronald Lautner, M.D., of Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden, and colleagues. read more

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Tampa, FL (Aug. 26, 2014) -- Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University...Show More Summary

Retro Market Street at a Home for Alzheimer's Patients

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Grove Care is a home for the elderly in Winterbourne, Bristol, UK. It includes a facility for people with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. This facility features Memory Lane, a strip of three shops decorated to look like a stereotypical English village from the 1950s. Show More Summary

Op-Docs: ‘A Marriage to Remember’

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

In this short documentary, a filmmaker explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the strength of his parents’ marriage.

He's not all gone, Not yet!

Alzheimer's Reading Room "He's one of them, not as far along on the Alzheimer's road as some, still dapper in his crisp shirt and clean Dockers. But he is one of them". Alzheimer's disease affects memory, thinking, concentration, and judgment, and ultimately impedes a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Show More Summary

Creating pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Research will look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation and slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists report. The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Show More Summary

Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

THE onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson's...Show More Summary

Mouse model for epilepsy, Alzheimer's gives window into the working brain

(SALT LAKE CITY)—University of Utah scientists have developed a genetically engineered line of mice that is expected to open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other diseases. The mice carry a protein marker, which changes in degree of fluorescence in response to different calcium levels. Show More Summary

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

Why elderly are prone to sleep problems

A group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. The authors examined the brains...Show More Summary

Investigational Therapy Focuses on Slowing Progression in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's

Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease currently have no treatment options to slow brain cell deterioration. Researchers at Houston Methodist's Nantz National Alzheimer Center are studying an investigational drug that proposes to do just that.

Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping

BOSTON – As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. read more

National Health Organization Offers Answers to "Lewy Who?" Five Ways to Fight Lewy Body Dementia

Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) steps up its awareness and fundraising effort "Lewy Who?" to put the brakes on Lewy body dementia (LBD). With symptoms that resemble both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, LBD is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia. Show More Summary

When Will I Die? How I Decided Whether to Test for Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

last weekHealth : Healthland

My father developed the disease in his early fifties. At 39, I had to choose how much I wanted to know about my own fate

Zebrafish help to unravel Alzheimer's disease

New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain. A new study by scientists at VIB and KU Leuven identifies the molecules responsible for this process. read more

Looking for the Origins of Alzheimer’s disease in the Brain

Scientists at Stanford Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops. Alzheimer's Reading Room Source: Stanford Medicine Six or so years ago, Frank Longo, MD, PhD, Stanford’s chair of neurology and neurological...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The big 5 lifestyle factors and more ways of preventing dementia. By 2050 there could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Some of the most frequent early symptoms of Alzheimer's...Show More Summary

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

A new study reveals how early changes in brain DNA methylation are involved in Alzheimer's disease. The research is the first large-scale study employing epigenome-wide association (EWAS) studies -- which look at chromosomal make-up and changes -- in relation to the brain and Alzheimer's disease.

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