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These pictures are worth a thousand words (and an untold number of lives)

Health care is a bipartisan problem and it needs a bipartisan solution. Cancer does not care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Multiple sclerosis doesn’t give a hoot if you are rich or poor.  Alzheimer’s  disease and dementia are not playing politics. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?

A drug used to reduce seizures has been found to normalize brain wave frequencies in patients with Alzheimer's. Could this drug help to slow the disease?

How Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

12 hours agoHealth : Time: Healthland

Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer’s disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research. In the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who did more moderate-intensity physical activity were more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brains—a sign of healthy brain…

The Oil That Protects Memory And Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

13 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

This component of the Mediterranean diet protects memory. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Alzheimer's disease risk linked to a network of genes associated with myeloid cells

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers find this network central to Alzheimer's disease susceptibility.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's

Researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and tau tangles in the brain -- classic markers of Alzheimer's disease. The Mediterranean...Show More Summary

Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer's Disease

In a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.

Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer's Caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music--these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease

(American Geriatrics Society) Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

How to Communicate with a Person Who is Deeply Forgetful

It is safe to say that less is more when communicating with a person who is deeply forgetful - a person living with Alzheimer's or related dementia. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading RoomOne thing I realized when I was caring for Dotty...Show More Summary

Alzheimer's disease study links brain health and physical activity

(IOS Press) People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study. Results of the research were published today online in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Here’s why you can go ahead and ignore all those clickbaiting ‘olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s’ headlines

What a story from USA Today: “Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer’s, preserves memory, new study shows.” I’m not even sure where to begin on this one. So. Many. Issues. And, unfortunately, USA Today was not the only news outlet to cover this study. Newsweek, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Philadelphia Inquirer all covered it, too. […]

Muchas personas que tienen demencia con cuerpos de Lewy también padecen alzhéimer

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la demencia con cuerpos de Lewy y la enfermedad de Alzheimer? ¿Cómo se diagnostica la demencia con cuerpos de Lewy? RESPUESTA: Los médicos diagnostican la demencia con cuerpos de Lewy en base a una gama de síntomas observados en una persona. Por lo general, el diagnóstico de […]

Brisbane Airport named Australia's first dementia-friendly airport at guide launch

(Queensland University of Technology) Brisbane Airport was named Australia's first dementia-friendly airport by Alzheimer's Australia at the launch today in the International Terminal of a new guide to the airport for travellers with...Show More Summary

Addendum: The antibody aducanumab reduces A? plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

5 days agoAcademics : Nature

Nature537, 50–56 (2016); doi:10.1038/nature19323Figure 1 of our original Article illustrated that treatment with aducanumab reduced human brain amyloid-? plaques in a dose-dependent fashion as measured by florbetapir positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. The figure gave the

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Found to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Decline

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Extra virgin olive oil is the key ingredient of the Mediterranean diet that protects the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, scientists have discovered. The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet—rich in plant-based foods, olive… Read The post Extra Virgin Olive Oil Found to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Decline appeared first on Towleroad.

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