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Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia. read more

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show: York U study

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 — York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. read more

Down Syndrome Helps Researchers Understand Alzheimer's Disease

The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer's disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center.Show More Summary

"World Alzheimer Report 2014"

Released today from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI): World Alzheimer Report 2014 Access the report here

Alzheimer’s Disease and Heart Disease Share Risk Factors

3 days agoHealth : Healthland

The two seemingly unrelated conditions may be driven by similar unhealthy states, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

Red Band ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan’ Trailer Is Like ‘The Exorcist’ On Roids (Exclusive)

Imagine The Exorcist with a found-footage angle. That’s what The Taking of Deborah Logan looks like in this exclusive red band trailer debut. In it, a woman is being documented for a thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease, when things get creepy. The footage gets more and more gruesome as the woman, seemingly possessed, goes through […]

Alzheimer's and the Use of Anti-Anxiety Medications

Long term use of a class of medications commonly used to treat anxiety and sleep problems (benzodiazepines) may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But that is only part of the problem, they are also commonly used to keep Alzheimer's and dementia patients under control. Show More Summary

Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein

Berkeley — The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, to be published Sunday, Sept. Show More Summary

Some people’s brains can adapt to Alzheimer’s protein, scientists say

Researchers from the University of California – Berkeley say that having a more adaptable brain might be the key to not developing dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is linked to an accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid in the brain. But some people with a build-up of beta-amyloid don’t go on to have the disease, and scientists wanted to find out why. Show More Summary

Alzheimer’s disease, Brain Disease Will Affect 28 Percent Of NFL Players

Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other brain diseases, affects at least 28 percent of all NFL players in their lifetimes. The Tech Times is reporting today that the much dreaded Alzheimer’s disease strikes many players who have dreamed...Show More Summary

William Utermohlen - A Descent Into Alzheimer's Disease Portraits From the Mind

Self-portraits by William Utermohlen chronicled his descent into Alzheimer's over 4 decades. William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995. He tried to understand Alzheimer's by drawing self portraits. William Utermohlen’s a self-portrait from 1967. Show More Summary

NFL: One Quarter Of Players Wind Up With Brain Damage

The National Football League says a quarter of its players eventually get dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or other cognitive disabilities. The report said 28 percent of the “overall player population” and a third of the 5,000 plaintiffs who sued the league, will be diagnosed with cognitive impairment during their lifetime, according to the court filings. [...]

3 in 10 Former NFL Players Will Get Alzheimer’s, Dementia

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

That's at least twice the rate at which the general population experiences the same diseases

Researcher: NFL Players Have Double Risk For Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

last weekSports : Deadspin

Former NFL players between the ages of 20 and 60 are at twice the risk of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and other forms of dementia, according to an actuary working for the former NFL players in the ongoing brain injury lawsuit. Read more...

Alzheimer Disease: "Perhaps the Nose Knows: UPSIT and Alzheimer Disease"

My new column for Perhaps the Nose Knows: UPSIT and Alzheimer Disease Anthony H. Risser, Ph.D. 12 September 2014 Perhaps the Nose Knows

Considering Intracellular Amyloid Beta in Alzheimer's Disease

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a growing diversity of views in the Alzheimer's research community regarding mechanisms and future directions, which is probably to be expected given the slow path to results on the consensus approach of removing amyloid ?.Show More Summary

How To Make A Movie (That People Will Actually Watch) About A Devastating Disease

How do you make a movie about early-onset Alzheimer’s that is honest but not so devastating that no one will want to see it? The post How To Make A Movie (That People Will Actually Watch) About A Devastating Disease appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Study: Anti-anxiety drugs are linked to Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests that people who take benzodiazepines, a.k.a. prescription drugs like Xanax and Valium, are at higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. A study published in The BMJ (formerly The British Medical Journal) this week found a link between anti-anxiety and sleeping drugs and Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

3 Important Facts About Alzheimer’s Everyone Should Know

It’s on us who are more enlightened to educate those who are not, and dispel the myths of the misinformed about Alzheimer's disease and persons living with dementia. By Elaine C. PereiraAlzheimer's Reading Room Increasing funding for Alzheimer’s research is crucial! Also crucial is having an accurate understanding of the facts about Alzheimer’s. Show More Summary

Anti-anxiety drugs may heighten Alzheimer's risk: study 

People who use benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium over a long period of time might have a higher risk of Alzheimer 's disease, a new study in BMJ says.

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