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
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
Higher levels of testosterone could increase the risk for aggression, hallucinations and other acting-out behaviors in men who already have Alzheimer's disease.
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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
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.
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
New York’s attorney general had accusing Actavis of forcing patients to switch to a newer version of the drug to thwart competition from generic manufacturers.
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Julianne Moore stars as a professor trying to cope with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease in the first trailer for 'Still Alice'. [...]