Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic phytochemical produced in several plants, especially grapes skin and seeds. One epidemiological study reported a positive association between moderate red wine consumption and a low incidence...Show More Summary
The Answer to Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult for patients and their loved ones not only because of the mental deterioration but also the...
A week ago, I wrote about an example of one of the most common topics on this blog, the infiltration of pseudoscientific medicine and outright fantasy into academic medicine, a trend I like to refer to as quackademic medicine. The institution was George Washington University, and the dubious intervention was something called the MEND™ Protocol,…
by Carra Richling Coconut has become a popular and trendy "super food." Ever since some preliminary research started claiming that it can cure everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's, and even aid in weight loss, coconut products have flooded the market. Show More Summary
A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. Show More Summary
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is one of six recipients of a five-year, $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's disease.
A five-year, projected $10.8 million award from the National Institute on Aging will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease, a joint venture of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other institutions.
Inflammation is not just a response to infection. There are signs that it can be a precursor to some common brain disorders, including strokes, depression and Alzheimer's disease.
With Broncos owner Pat Bowlen already relinquishing day-to-day control as he battles Alzheimer’s disease, questions have lingered for months regarding the future of the franchise. Tuesday’s developments will serve only to fuel speculation that, in the not-too-distant future, the franchise will be owned by someone not named “Bowlen.” Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reported…
Scientists from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies have developed a blood test that uses the body’s immune system to detect an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease with 100-percent accuracy. The blood test is designed to distinguish early-stage Alzheimer’s (mild cognitive impairment) from other...
Three children of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen are no longer working for the team, the Denver Post reported Tuesday. Bowlen resigned control of the team in 2014 due to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Team president Joe Ellis assumed control and added the CEO title, while John Elway retained control of football operations, as general…
Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease, and vice versa, according to new research. This is also the first study of its kind to show that Alzheimer's disease can lead to diabetes, as opposed to diabetes occurring first as was previously thought.
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Dana Walrath used graphic medicine techniques to chronicle three years of caregiving for her mother, Alice, who was in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Federal prosecutors said in court papers that former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in the early stages Alzheimer's disease. In February, Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators as part of a sweeping probe of corruption in the L.A. County jail system. Baca admitted that he...
Alzheimer’s Disease is a terminal illness, people can die from its complications. Medications do not stop the neurons from dying off. No procedures reverse dementia. From a palliative care perspective, every decision is made based on how the treatment will maintain, or improve, the life of a person living with dementia. Show More Summary
There are a multitude of misconceptions about Alzheimer's disease. From the financial burden the disease places upon Americans to the notion that "Alzheimer's will never directly affect me," there are numerous mistruths worth addressing. Regardless...Show More Summary
Many signs of age-related disease start as early as the 30s, damage that is asymptomatic and minimal, but nonetheless exactly the same type of dysfunction that will later, when present to a much greater degree, cause age-related disease, frailty, and death. Show More Summary
Alzheimer’s disease and permanent memory loss have always gone hand and hand, until now. A new study shows that memory loss in people who have Alzheimer’s disease is reversal through a combination of nutrition, medication, and lifestyle change. Show More Summary
Type 2 diabetes is the archetypal lifestyle disease, a metabolic dysfunction run out of control to the point at which it disrupts the crucial mechanisms of insulin metabolism. Diabetes isn't accelerated aging, but it has many of the same consequences when viewed from the high level: more damage, more disease, higher mortality. Show More Summary