Forget about Alzheimers! According to studies, the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease by the time you’ve crossed 75 years of age is as high as 51% in America. There...
Evidence keeps mounting that exercise is good for the brain. It can lower a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and may even slow brain aging by about 10 years. Now, new research helps illuminate how, exactly, working out improves brain health. In one research review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers examined…
A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for cures. The technique will benefit every disease driven by gene mutations, from cystic fibrosis to Alzheimer's.
A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke found that diet sodas were linked to a higher risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found the risks for dementia and stroke were higher in those who had a more recent and higher intake of diet sodas. In fact, […]
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) This discovery, described online in the April 25 edition of eLife, will lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive decline.
A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.
This claim is based on an incomplete reading of an area of research that is still in its infancy.
Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 5 million individuals in the US and causes a devastating loss of cognitive function due to the buildup of beta-amyloid and tau proteins in the brain. Previous efforts to combat this disease have focused on developing drugs that target beta-amyloid, but such treatments have been unsuccessful in patients so far. […]
There is no cure for Alzheimer's, even though it's one of the most common diseases in older people. It takes a lot of time and money to produce even the most everyday medicines, let alone a cure for something like Alzheimer's. According...Show More Summary
This April marks the 25th annual Rosacea Awareness Month and it’s a time to educate the public on this commonly misunderstood chronic disorder. It is estimated that rosacea affects nearly 16 million Americans, and at Bel Marra, we have taken … The post Rosacea Awareness Month: Rosacea vs. Show More Summary
(University of Gothenburg) The relationship between head injuries suffered during contact sport and Alzheimer's disease is now being called into question thanks to research by the Sahlgrenska Academy, which has revealed that hockey players with multiple concussions probably have other injuries in their brains.
Many people forget where they put the car keys now and then. Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. But, sometimes, memory issues signal a more serious problem, such as Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Is there anything you can do to prevent cognitive decline? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, […]
(Australian National University) A new study on UHT milk is helping scientists to better understand Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, opening the door to improved treatments for these age-related diseases.
What is it? Sunifiram is a potent nootropic substance that can be taken as a supplement to improve focus and attention. It may also have use as a memory enhancing supplement, as well as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading ?
Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease. The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer’s reflects this. People “fade...
Ms. Vradenburg, a sitcom writer whose mother died of complications of the disease, and her husband raised millions for research and established their own organization to generate greater awareness.
Tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with diseases like Alzheimer's. Now, researchers have found a way to measure tau in the blood that accurately reflects tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be the first step towards a non-invasive test for tau.
The co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s penned a play about losing her mother to the disease.
The exact mechanisms underlying the devastation that is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) are not entirely understood, but researchers do know that inflammation in the brain is related to the onset of the disease. Now, through a basic eye exam, clinicians may be able to spot AD warning signs, including inflammation, long before symptoms appear Normally, the […]