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Reagan's Daughter Calls Will Ferrell Role 'Heartless'

News that actor Will Ferrell will be playing a dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan in an upcoming comedic film caused an "uproar" this week, per CNN, with critics denouncing the decision to treat Alzheimer's disease as the joke framing the movie. Among the detractors: Reagan's family, including his daughter, Patti Davis, who...

Reagan children rip Will Ferrell’s upcoming Alzheimer’s comedy

3 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Ronald Reagan's kids aren't laughing at a new Will Ferrell movie that will poke fun at their late father's battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers unveil road map to disease origin

TUCSON, Ariz. - Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis - and identifying new drug targets and therapies - thanks to work...Show More Summary

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers find road map to disease origin

TUCSON, Ariz. - Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis - and identifying new drug targets and therapies - thanks to work...Show More Summary

Will Ferrell's Ronald Reagan Comedy Slammed By His Daughter

Will Ferrell will be playing the role of Ronald Reagan in a dark comedy about the late president’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The movie is set to begin at the start of the “then-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an [...]

‘Nothing Funny About Alzheimer’s’: Ronald Reagan’s Children Blast Will Ferrell For Making Comedy About Their Father’s Struggles

The children of former president Ronald Reagan are lashing out against comedian Will Ferrell for agreeing to produce a comedy about their father’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The movie, simply titled Reagan, is a comedy that reportedly follows President Ronald Reagan as he begins suffering from dementia in his second term of presidency. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk higher in people with rosacea

A new study finds that people with the chronic inflammatory skin condition rosacea appear to be at slightly higher risk of developing dementia - particularly Alzheimer's disease.

Opposition Builds to Insensitive Will Ferrell Movie Mocking Ronald Reagan's Dementia

Hollywood loves to paint itself as America’s capital of compassion. So why is the hottest script right now all about comedian Will Ferrell mocking Ronald Reagan’s fatal battle with the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease? This is no laughing...Show More Summary

Thermoregulation in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers have provided initial and somewhat speculative data to suggest that the decrease in body temperature that occurs in old age may speed the progression of mechanisms implicated in Alzheimer's disease: "We know that the incidence of Alzheimer's is low before age 65, but doubles every 5 to 6 years afterward. Show More Summary

New advance announced in fight against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

A lab-based study seems to have discovered a way of 'reversing' symptoms for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The researchers have demonstrated that genetic and pharmacological approaches can be used to lower levels of toxic metabolites in the nervous system and thereby alleviate several symptoms of neurodegeneration.

Study identifies compound that reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are the two most common neurodegenerative disorders worldwide and cause untold suffering to millions of patients and their families. Treatments for these diseases are limited, and no cures exist. Now,...Show More Summary

New advance announced in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

A five-year study by an international team led from the University of Leicester has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's - using fruit flies as test subjects. The researchers...Show More Summary

IL-33 Clears Amyloid and Reverses Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here demonstrate a method of spurring microglia to attack amyloid in mice. It should be said that this is only the latest in a number of approaches shown to clear amyloid and improve symptoms in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

Depression Is a Risk for Alzheimer’s: We Need to Know Why.

There is now consensus that depression is a risk for later Alzheimer's disease. But depression is not a single disorder; are there recognizable sub-types that are the real risk?

Alzheimer's Caregiver Lament -- Not the Person I Knew

In order to communicate effectively with a person living with Alzheimer's disease you need to come to an understanding that they are now living in a new world -- I often refer to this place as Alzheimer's World. Topic - Alzheimer's 3...Show More Summary

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

A range of diseases -- from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that...Show More Summary

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

Luciano D'Adamio, M.D., Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $3.6-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research into how APP is processed in the brain.

A Farewell to Alzheimer’s Disease

Written at the bedside of a dying military hero, father, loving husband and Alzheimer’s patient. The day is almost here, but not without a fight.It’s been about ten years since the repetitive questions started coming from my father a...Show More Summary

Glen Campbell Documentary Named Peabody Award Finalist

The documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me has been selected as one of 60 finalists for the 2015 Peabody Awards. Directed by James Keach, the film detailed the music legend's farewell tour and his heartbreaking Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, which was revealed publicly in 2011. Other finalists in the documentary category...

Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

Long before Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed clinically, increasing difficulties building cognitive maps of new surroundings may herald the eventual clinical onset of the disorder, finds new research from Washington University in St. Show More Summary

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