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Cataracts update 2016: Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, epilepsy, blurred vision, and sunlight exposure

This roundup of our recent articles discusses cataracts and their association with Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, epilepsy, blurred vision, and sunlight. For most people, cataracts develop slowly and don’t disrupt the vision early on. Show More Summary

For Those With Alzheimer’s, a Place to Remember

Alzheimer’s disease slowly and invariably steals a person’s past. But we may be able to create environments that help recall it.

Increased Levels of Neuregulin-1 Reduce Amyloid Plaques and Improve Memory in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

18 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers have recently demonstrated that raised levels of neuroregulin-1 in parts of the brain can reduce the build up of amyloid plaque and improve measures of memory in a mouse lineage engineered to reproduce the features of Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary

Western diet increases Alzheimer's risk

Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet, especially the consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterize a Western Diet. Show More Summary

Competency hearing sought for ex-Los Angeles County sheriff

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Federal prosecutors in the obstruction of justice case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca have asked a judge to order a mental competency hearing for the ex-lawman, who says he has Alzheimer’s disease. In court papers filed late on Wednesday, the prosecutors asked for a...

This Ancient Protein Might Help Us Understand Alzheimer's Disease Better

What is the evolutionary history of amyloid beta? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jeffrey Brender.

The 10 Most Important Tips For Caring For An Individual With Alzheimer's Disease

If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it can be a devastating time for you, your loved one and your entire family. As a care provider, chances are you will also be in for a number of big changes and a number of big challenges during your loved one's battle with this disease. Show More Summary

Study strengthens evidence that cognitive activity can reduce dementia risk

Are there any ways of preventing or delaying the development of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of age-associated dementia? While several previously published studies have suggested a protective effect for cognitive activities such...Show More Summary

Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory

LA JOLLA--Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, according to new research published online August 25, 2016 in Scientific Reports. TheShow More Summary

Multivariate analysis improves on cognitive testing in Alzheimer's disease

Currently, cognitive impairment of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is measured using the 'Mini-Mental State Examination' (MMSE) test, which involves monitoring answers to five types of questions and using an algorithm to score patients. Show More Summary

Mechanism that alters neural excitability offers window into neuropsychiatric disease

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Diseases such as epilepsy, neuropathic pain, anxiety, depression, drug addiction and Alzheimer's are all associated with changes in the excitability of brain neurons. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers...Show More Summary

Multivariate analysis improves on cognitive testing in Alzheimer's disease

Multivariate analysis of cognitive tests in Alzheimer's disease identifies five distinct groups of Alzheimer's disease patients, and suggests that multivitamins might slow progression only in certain groups.

Lewy Body Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?

If the Lewy bodies are found in the neurons that make up the cerebral cortex, the gray outside covering of the brain, then the person has Lewy body dementia. By Rita Jablonski-JaudonAlzheimer's Reading RoomFirst, let me address the word “dementia.” Dementia is a general word that describes a person who is losing his or her memory over time. Show More Summary

National Senior Citizens Day 2016: Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, poor vision, concussion, and depression

Sunday August 21 is the National Senior Citizens Day. As the date is upon us, we present our top articles discussing the health issues that affect seniors, including osteoporosis, vision problems, Alzheimer’s disease, concussions, and...Show More Summary

Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are rising worldwide, and research on the subject, particularly risk factors and correlation with cognitive impairment and decline are among the most important and applicable. Among those, data suggests that diet seems to be the most important risk factor to target. For instance, is a very well-known fact that when […]

American Long Jumper Dedicates Gold Win To His Mother With Alzheimer's Disease

Team USA long jumper Jeff Henderson promised his mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, that he would bring home Olympic gold. He earned the top spot on the podium Saturday by jumping 1 centimeter farther than South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga, who took home silver. Show More Summary

Eight Years Old and Growing Fast: DIAN Is Becoming an Alzheimer's Movement

The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network is churning out serial data on how Alzheimer's disease develops in a given person over many years, and at the same time transforming how therapeutic trials are being done on this disease.

New mechanism discovered for Alzheimer's risk gene

Scientists reveal why people with the ApoE4 gene are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. Late-onset Alzheimer's disease--the subset of the disorder occurring in people age 65 and over--affects more than 5 million Americans, and is characterized by progressive memory loss and dementia. Show More Summary

New Understanding of why ApoE4 is Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It is by now well known that the ApoE4 variant of Apolipoprotein E is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease in many populations. This is thought to be the case because this variant is less effective in roles that influence the breakdown of amyloid-?, a form of metabolic waste that accumulates in Alzheimer's patients. Show More Summary

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