EXCLUSIVE: The brain is a complex beast. It has 100 billion nerve cells — called neurons — that connect to form the communication networks involved in thinking, learning, and remembering, among other things. Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disrupt the normal functioning of these neurons, leading to microscopic changes in the brain that begin long before the […]
Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but it also requires the patient to be injected with radioactive tracers. Soon, however,Show More Summary
(Reuters Health) - Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Taiwan report.
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina -- the back of the eye -- similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer's disease years before patients experience symptoms.
A damaged sense of smell correlates with other biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, providing hope that smell tests might help diagnose the disease earlier.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies before substantial neurodegeneration occurs. Show More Summary
(JCI Journals) In this issue of JCI Insight, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center adapted a noninvasive retinal imaging approach to characterize amyloid-? deposition, the pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, in the retinas of patients and healthy controls. Show More Summary
A new machine learning program appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Early diagnosis and treatment -- the goal of the new computer based program -- is key to allowing those with the disease to remain independent longer.
(McGill University) Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.
(Case Western Reserve University) A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Show More Summary
A new study examines serotonin transporters and suggests that rather than being an effect of Alzheimer's disease, low serotonin may cause the illness.
Country music legend Glen Campbell passed away last week following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. On Thursday, two days after the news broke, bearded country star Chris Stapleton paid tribute by covering Campbell's iconic version of "Rhinestown Cowboy" during his show in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Watch below.
HEALTH: Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia: Results suggest serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline, not just a side-effect of Alzheimer’s disease.
Full-blown Alzheimer pathology in the brains does not always bring about Alzheimer's disease, concluded scientists at Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC). The scientists looked at the brains of eight ‘SuperAgers’ older...Show More Summary
We don’t know the precise cause of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. What is known is that a complex series of brain changes occur over decades that leads to Alzheimer’s symptoms. This most likely is the result of a combination of … The post Diet and exercise found to influence Alzheimer’s risk appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
Aging is a fact of life that comes with its benefits and downsides. As we get older, we lose strength and our bodies decline. However, the degree that this happens is up to you. Eating right and living a healthy … The post Healthy aging:...Show More Summary
Medical researchers have examined potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies.
(Northwell Health) Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Yun Freudenberg-Hua, MD, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute on Aging to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
70-year-old woman found bound, wrapped in rug 70-year-old found dead inside townhome Cops: Man tied up, killed 70-year-old DeKalb woman who had Alzheimer’s Disturbing details in murder of 70-year-old woman Arrest made in 70-year-old woman’s death INMATE INFORMATION Name: MARK S RAMOS Sex: M DOB: 09/1961 Height: 5? 7? Weight: 165 POUNDS Race: African American