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Nicotine given independently from tobacco may ward off Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease

Nicotine given independently from tobacco may help ward off Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. It is a common knowledge that tobacco and tobacco products are bad for your health, but new research findings suggest that nicotine alone...Show More Summary

Abnormal Brain Protein May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease Development

A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer's disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The findings of the study of nearly 1,000 older adults were published in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal, Brain.

Memory Care at Your Library

Chances are good that you personally know someone who has, or at one time had, dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, the most well-known form of dementia, is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the current number of diagnosed...Show More Summary

Student goes to extremes to fundraise for Alzheimer's research

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“When I jumped out, it was me taking control back in this awful disease and not letting it get me down."        

Georgetown Receives FDA Clearance to Conduct Clinical Trial with Nilotinib in Alzheimer's Disease

Georgetown University Medical Center today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its review of an investigational new drug application (IND) for the use of nilotinib in a phase II clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia: Catching the memory thief

It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' that cause the disease. How close are we to having effective treatments -- and could we even prevent dementia from occurring in the first place?

New imaging technique in Alzheimer's disease opens up possibilities for new drug development

Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer’s disease. A case study in Sweden now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. According to the researchers behind the study, this increases opportunities for developing effective drugs.

Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer's Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer's disease.

Shape-shifting proteins layered like a cake could set Alzheimer’s in motion

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Scientists have established a rough outline of how Alzheimer's disease takes hold, and bit by bit they are starting to fill in the details. Key players in this process are what are known as amyloid beta proteins which form in clumps, evolve into plaques and cause irreversible damage to the brain. Show More Summary

OppenheimerFundsVoice: Battling Brain Disease: The New Frontier In Treating Alzheimer's Patients

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to triple in another 35 years.

6 Big Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease

Experts spoke with LiveScience about the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's disease.

Does marijuana hold the cure for Alzheimer’s

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Does Marijuana Hold the Cure for Alzheimer’s? This article was originally published on the Motley Fool. The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in...

Does Marijuana Hold the Cure for Alzheimer's Disease?

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This article was originally published on the Motley Fool. The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline inShow More Summary

Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline rate, Alzheimer’s disease in older adults: Study

Mediterranean diet slows cognitive decline rate and Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. So far the Mediterranean diet has been hailed for its heart health benefits, but much research has also shown its benefits for the brain. The Mediterranean...Show More Summary

This local politician just got a tattoo in honor of his wife

County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s wife suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Daily Headlines: September 23, 2016

United States: A new report estimated that one million Latinos are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease by 2030, which could lead to a cash crunch for families who “are among the least resourced to deal with the financial...Show More Summary

Homey village in France provides healing space for people with Alzheimer's and dementia

Recent studies have shown that the quality and atmosphere of buildings can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and promote good health. The therapeutic features and overall design of the innovative new Alzheimer Village in France was created with this idea in mind. Show More Summary

Baby boomers and Alzheimer’s disease: Effect of aging on memory

With the baby boomers’ generation aging, the cases of Alzheimer’s disease, which can cause memory loss, are growing in numbers. According to a report released by Alzheimer’s Association, over 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s...Show More Summary

Lundbeck says Alzheimer's late-stage study fails

(Reuters) - Danish drugmaker H Lundbeck A/S said its late-stage study testing an experimental drug to treat mild tomoderate Alzheimer's disease failed.

Spotting the disease before it reveals its presence

A vast class of incurable neurodegenerative disorders are characterized by the aggregation and deposition of aberrant proteins like the amyloid bpeptide or the a-synuclein, considered to be a factor behind the development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, respectively. Show More Summary

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