The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study. Benzodiazepines were associated with a similar risk of stroke as benzodiazepine-like drugs.
Ex-Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer and his wife, Pat, are dealing with his Alzheimer's disease with humor and a one-day-at-a-time attitude
A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The...Show More Summary
Concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition, research has found. The findings show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.
The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and has been shown to improve brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As we age, the threat of developing Alzheimer’s increases. Although...Show More Summary
Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
How long can human beings live? Is there an outside limit? Do we know enough about aging to break through possible biological barriers? Is the current approach to curing "age associated diseases" like Alzheimer's flawed? Experts areShow More Summary
A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.
An immune cell has been discovered that may help fight Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. Found in the meninges around the brain, this rare type of cell may play a critical role in battling numerous...Show More Summary
Best-selling fantasy author Terry Pratchett didn’t shy away from his own mortality. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, the beloved Discworld author continued to write and work, even filming three somewhat grimlyShow More Summary
(Amplify Public Affairs) In a letter released today by UsAgainstAlzheimer's, Co-Founder and Chairman George Vradenburg said the negative clinical trial of a once-promising Alzheimer's drug, Solanezumab, which showed clinically insignificant...Show More Summary
High intake of cholesterol and consumption of eggs are not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – even in those carrying the APOE4 gene variant (which affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk...Show More Summary
(Boston University Medical Center) New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.
A flashy MIT study changes perspective on the disease
Scientists have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery may open a new door to developing active ingredients to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The USP9 gene has...Show More Summary
Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid - found in chicory - has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.
(American Chemical Society) Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, continues to be hailed as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. But a new review of the scientific literature on curcumin has found it's probably not all it's ground up to be. Show More Summary
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The increased risk was highest at the beginning of antidepressant use and remained elevated even 4 years later.
(University of Luxembourg) Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Show More Summary