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Taking proton pump inhibitors not linked to higher dementia risk

Scientists have concluded that developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) did not appear to be linked to taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Is Alzheimer’s ‘coming for you’? NY Times uses anecdote and an old blood test to warn it might be

There it was again: Another article touting “simple blood tests” together with an alarming headline about Alzheimer’s disease “coming for you.” I thought I’d missed something in the research news but no, an article in the Nov. 17 Sunday Review of The New York Times focused on ApoE4, a protein in the blood, discovered to […]

Missing 85-year-old Anaheim woman found, back with family

ANAHEIM – An 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing in Anaheim was discovered unharmed in a Long Beach hospital Thursday, Nov. 23. She was reunited with her family after going missing on Nov. 13. Albina Franco Soriano, also known as Elvie, was last seen in the area of Ball Road and Gilbert Avenue in […]

Imaging technique shows progress Alzheimer's disease

Using ‘Raman’ optical technology, scientists can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas, already showing changes.

Heath Benefits of Coffee: Three or Four Cups per Day Does Far More Good than Bad

Umbrella study reveals moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, liver diseases and Alzheimer's.

How to Use Bright Light to Improve Mood and Behavior in Alzheimer's Patients

One of the most important things I learned as an Alzheimer's caregiver was how to use bright light to change my mother's mood and behavior. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room My mother, Dotty, had a tendency to get in a bad mood around 4:30 PM each day. Show More Summary

85-year-old Anaheim woman is missing

ANAHEIM – An 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease is missing in Anaheim, police reported Wednesday. Albina Franco Soriano, who goes by Elvie, was last seen about 11 a.m. Monday at Ball Road and Gilbert Street, Sgt. Daron Wyatt said. Soriano, who requires medication, has walked away before, Wyatt said. In September of last year, she […]

Alaska cruise for early-stage dementia travelers and their caregivers

Set sail for a week of scenic wonders paired with an onboard conference on Alzheimer's and other dementia-related illnesses. The cruise is for caregivers and family members with early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia as well senior-care practitioners. The excursion will depart from Seattle and visit...

New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders

New mechanisms of cell death have now been discovered, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, report scientists.

Study reveals new mechanisms of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders

(King's College London) Researchers at King's College London have discovered new mechanisms of cell death, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Alzheimer's Tau protein forms toxic complexes with cell membranes

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Alzheimer's disease is caused by tangles in the brain made up of malfunctioning aggregated Tau proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. Show More Summary

Making your brain cells longer could help ward off Alzheimer’s

People who die with plaques and tangles in their brain but no signs of dementia may have changed the shape of connections between neurons to withstand the disease

New details on aged brain, Alzheimer's and dementia

In a comprehensive analysis of samples from 107 aged human brains, researchers have discovered details that will help researchers better understand the biological bases for Alzheimer's disease and dementia in older populations.

Taking proton pump inhibitors not linked to higher dementia risk

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new research article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, scientists were able to conclude that developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) did not appear to be linked to taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Recent Research Implicates Astrocytes in the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

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Astrocytes are one of a number of different classes of supporting cells of the brain, and researchers here investigate how they might be involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease - though with the caution they they are looking at early-onset Alzheimer's linked to specific mutations. Show More Summary

Researchers reveal new details on aged brain, Alzheimer's and dementia

(Allen Institute) In a comprehensive analysis of samples from 107 aged human brains, researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute have discovered details that will help researchers better understand the biological bases for Alzheimer's disease and dementia in older populations.

Benzodiazepines increase mortality in persons with Alzheimer's disease

Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 percent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

New biology of Alzheimer's disease described by researchers

A unique model for the biology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now being described by researchers, which may lead to an entirely novel approach for treating the disease.

Benzodiazepines increase mortality in persons with Alzheimer's disease

(University of Eastern Finland) Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 percent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Anaheim police still looking for missing 85-year-old woman

ANAHEIM — An 85-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease is still missing, Anaheim police said Saturday. Albina Franco Soriano, who needs to take medication, was last seen Monday, Nov. 13 around 11 a.m. in the area of Ball Road and Gilbert Street. She is described as Asian, 5 feet 1 inches tall, 120 pounds, with black/grey hair […]

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