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More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges

When Michael Ellenbogen calls for a more aggressive fight against Alzheimer’s disease, he speaks with passion that comes from experience. As someone who was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Ellenbogen can convey firsthand the pain and frustration at what he sees as the insufficient government support for research to find a cure or better treatments.Read full article >>

Mini Pot-Bellied Pigs Ham It Up Visiting Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Pumba and Boris are two mini pot-bellied pigs with one big job. Every weekend, they visit Highline Place in Littleton, Colorado, an assisted living community for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or other types of memory loss, KUSA reports. Show More Summary

Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study.

A Charge To Presidential Hopefuls: A Plan For Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. What can we do to change that?

Film legend Omar Sharif’s agent confirms that he has Alzheimer’s disease

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, star of Oscar-winning classics such as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, his agent said Tuesday. The 83-year-old is being looked after by relatives in Egypt, where he lives. “He was diagnosed with...

Actor Omar Sharif Is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

Actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease. His agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed the news about the actor’s condition. Sharif, who has been in films like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has been battling the disease. The actor’s son, Tarek Sharif spoke to a Spanish newspaper on Monday, revealing his father’s crippling condition. Show More Summary

Omar Sharif Has Alzheimer's

Legendary Lawrence of Arabia actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirms to the AP. No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, first revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday. The Egyptian-born...

Actor Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease, his agent confirms

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Actor Omar Sharif, who won acclaim in such films as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said Monday.

Omar Sharif, 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star, Has Alzheimer's: Agent

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday. No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. Show More Summary

RIP: Bob Geigel

It was announced yesterday that former wrestler and promoter, Bob Geigel passed away due to Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 90 years old. Geigel attended the University serving his country in World War II. A natural athlete, Geigel excelled in amateur wrestling, so much so that he placed third in the NCAA National Championship. Show More Summary

Legendary Actor Omar Sharif Is Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease According To His Son

This is just so sad. We hate to have to tell you this, but it looks like legendary actor Omar Sharif has unfortunately been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. According to Omar's son Tarek El-Sharif, the 83-year-old has been dealing with the disease for the past three years, and often gets his movies confused. Tarek shared a rather grim [...]

Omar Sharif Has Alzheimer’s

It has been confirmed that Hollywood actor Omar Sharif may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Egyptian-born actor has reportedly been mixing up the names of the films he has starred in (especially Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago) and sometimes even forgets that he filmed them at all. Show More Summary

Omar Sharif, legendary actor, has Alzheimer's disease

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Egyptian film legend Omar Sharif, 83, is ailing with Alzheimer’s disease, his son told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

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Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:The Last Day of Her LifeWhen psychology professor Sandy Bem found out she had Alzheimer’s, she resolved that before the disease stole her mind, she would kill herself....Show More Summary

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Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease, reports HeadQuarters after recent media bungles. We’re still waiting to hear on SimCity and Parkinson’s disease though. The American Psychiatric Association has a new corporate video that looks like a […]

Business Briefing: Court Bars Removal of Cheaper Alzheimer’s Drug

A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Friday that Actavis cannot withdraw its top-selling Alzheimer’s disease drug from the market in favor of a more expensive extended-release version.

Why studying Alzheimer’s in people with Down Syndrome could help everyone

People with Down Syndrome run a very high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, despite having shorter expected lifespans than the rest of the population, because of the genetic abnormality that they inherited from their parents.Read full article >>

New mechanism for Alzheimer's disease confirmed

Decreased removal of toxic peptides in the brain causes the onset and first clinical signs of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests, rather than overproduction as has previously been assumed. This information can now be used to target specific genes to enhance their function in the brain of elderly or people at risk.

Proteins may slow memory loss in people with Alzheimer's

Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. The researchers found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer's

Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study.

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