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Study of 3,600 Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Reading Room By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease....Show More Summary

Speech Analysis Key to Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people worldwide. It is reckoned that Alzheimer’s could reach epidemic proportions in developed countries unless therapies to cure or prevent it are obtained. The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop […]

Medical News Today: Study vailidates first 'gold standard' technique for identifying early signs of Alzheimer's

The first 'gold standard' technique for measuring brain tissue loss - an early sign of Alzheimer's disease - has been validated in a new study led by UCLA researchers.

Matter: In Iceland’s DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes

The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and gallstones.

Most Alzheimer’s Patients Are Never Informed Of Their Diagnosis, Report Says

A shocking majority of Alzheimer’s disease patients or their caregivers are never told of their AD diagnosis by their doctors, according to research from the Alzheimer’s Association. The statistics have been called, “disturbing,” especially...Show More Summary

CBS: slow down the Alzheimer’s drug trial hype – 2 examples in 1 week.

What follows are the third and fourth Alzheimer’s disease news items we’ve reviewed in the last 3 days.  This could be a full-time beat. Perhaps some of what we’re seeing was prompted by The Alzheimer’s Association conducting its “advocacy forum” in Washington this week, with a national fundraising dinner last night (with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer [...]

USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a USC alumnus and his wife are donating $50 million to a USC brain research institute in hopes of treating such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injuries, university officials announced.

Alzheimer's Patients: Less than half say they were told Alzheimer's diagnosis

A new study found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. In contrast, more than 90 percent of people with the four most common cancers (breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer) say they were told the diagnosis.

Family Loses Bid to Force Nursing Home to Starve Their Mother to Death

Recently, the Canadian British Columbia Court of Appeal saved a disabled woman from being literally starved to death. Mrs. Margot Bentley, 83 years old, has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and is living in the Maplewood House community senior care facility. Staff members feed her with a spoon or cup, and she voluntarily opens her mouth to eat […]

Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease often withheld from patients, report says

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Medical professionals are much less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than diagnoses of other chronic or incurable diseases such as cancer, often because of a reluctance to inflict emotional distress, a nonprofit’s annual report has found.Read full article >>

Medical News Today: Only 45% of people with Alzheimer's disease are given their diagnosis

The Alzheimer’s Association find that disclosure rates for the disease are “disturbingly low,” with less than half of patients reporting that they were told the diagnosis.

New MIND Diet Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Over 50%

Even following the MIND diet 'moderately' reduced Alzheimer's disease risk by 35%. » Continue reading: New MIND Diet Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Over 50% » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles: Dementia...Show More Summary

Tau a driver of Alzheimer's disease, study of thousands of brains reveals

By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease.

Another Study to Argue that Tau is Primary and Amyloid Secondary in Alzheimer's Disease

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The struggle to show meaningful progress in treatment of Alzheimer's disease via clearance of amyloid has fueled significant investment into alternative hypotheses regarding the disease process. The biochemistry of Alzheimer's - andShow More Summary

Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published in Science Translational Medicine concerning a possible new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is getting quite a bit of play on social media. While it is an interesting study, and excitement over any scientific study is great to see, I also think it’s important to always put such studies into a reasonable [...]

Up to Half US People With Alzheimer Unaware of Disease - Report

Only 45 percent of those people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or their caregivers said they were officially given the diagnosis, a report said.

New Alzheimer's Association report -- less than half say they were told Alzheimer's diagnosis

Chicago, March 24, 2015 - The Alzheimer's Association's 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, released today, found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer's Disease

By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Diet Changes May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

What you eat benefits you in ways we are only now fully beginning to understand. A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not strictly followed. This is according to a paper published online in March in the journal Alzheimer’s […]

Pre-Clinical Research Validates Potential for Focused Ultrasound in Alzheimer's

A pre-clinical study published this week in Science Translational Medicine suggests that focused ultrasound may hold a key to providing a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach to treating Alzheimer's disease.

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