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When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

Alzheimer's is the result of a combination of risks you can and cannot control. Here's how to ground yourself before the next wave of Alzheimer's hysteria. The post When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia? appeared first on WIRED.

We Know How To Curb Epidemics. Can Alzheimer's Be Next?

I travel a lot, which means I spend much of my time in airports waiting to catch a flight. I use most of that time to work or catch up on email, but sometimes, when it’s really early in the morning or really late at night, I just sit at the gate and watch the people go by. Show More Summary

Help accelerate biomedical research from the comfort of your couch

No scalpel required! Learn how to identify images of clogged blood vessels to accelerate Alzheimer's research or trace 3D images of neurons to shed light on how these structures influence behavior. SciStarter's editors hand-picked five, biomedical research projects we think you'll love. Show More Summary

Forget about Alzheimers!

yesterdayArts : Yanko Design

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...

The truth about the link between sugary drinks and Alzheimer's reveals a bigger issue with how science is reported

Several stories linking diet soda and sugary drinks with dementia have gone viral. While they're based on two well-done scientific studies, they don't tell you the full story. Before you clean out your fridge, you should know that the...Show More Summary

The Simple Reason Exercise Enhances Your Brain

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…

Did You Know Dementia Patients Get Agitated When Left Alone?

Are you dealing with an Alzheimer's patients that is mean and ornery? Or, sometimes mean and hard to deal with? Did you know that past a certain stage dementia patients cannot be left alone? Not even for a very short period of time.Show More Summary

New Approach Accelerates Search for Cancer Cures Dramatically

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.

Study: One Diet Soda Per Day May Increase Risk for Dementia and Stroke

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, […]

Low levels of 'memory protein' linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

(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.

Published data reveals new mechanism to inhibit oligomers, key driver of Alzheimer's

(The Yates Network) Peer-reviewed results published in the journal CNS Drugs elucidate a new molecular mechanism of action for tramiprosate, the active agent in Alzheon's Phase 3-ready drug candidate, ALZ-801. Scientists discovered that...Show More Summary

Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

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.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

4 days agoHealth : Well

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.

Can You Use Peanut Butter to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease?

4 days agoHumor / odd : Snopes

This claim is based on an incomplete reading of an area of research that is still in its infancy.

Profit profile helps Lilly shares rebound from Alzheimer's setback

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Eli Lilly & Co have staged a dramatic rebound following massive disappointment for its experimental Alzheimer's medicine late last year, outperforming rivals as investors warm to the drugmaker's profit outlook.

Targeting Alzheimer’s: New Unorthodox Approaches

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. […]

A British tech unicorn is trying to cure Alzheimer's and ALS with artificial intelligence

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

Rosacea Awareness Month: Rosacea vs. acne and lupus, obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease

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

Alzheimers' America - Where Shit Happens & Is Promptly Forgotten

Authored by Howard Kunstler via, Paging Doctor Oz! A patient calling itself The United States wandered into the emergency room disoriented, wearing a filthy warm-up suit, claiming it was “the greatest” this and that… but was unable to complete the nine-page admission protocol or present valid insurance ID. Show More Summary

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