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Mark Zuckerberg Will Fund Scientists With 'New Ideas' To Fight Alzheimer's Disease

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the modest goal of curing all diseases before the end of the century. More »      

End-of-life hospital and healthcare use among older adults with Alzheimer's disease

(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Belgium recently studied how people with Alzheimer's disease use medical services during their final months. The goal was to learn more about the best ways to help older adults with dementia at the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicate

(Florida Atlantic University) For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work anymore. Show More Summary

Arguing for Tau to be More Important than Amyloid-? in Alzheimer's Disease

20 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This isn't the first paper I've seen to argue the point that there should be a greater focus on tau aggregation in Alzheimer's disease, and that tau may be more important to the progression of the condition. As I'm sure the readers here are aware, Alzheimer's is characterized by the buildup of both amyloid-? and tau in the brain. Show More Summary

Data detectives shift suspicions in Alzheimer's from usual suspect to inside villain

(Georgia Institute of Technology) The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta plaque.

Neurons Fight Back Early in Brain Disease

A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, according to findings released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Do our memories make us who we are? – books podcast

On this week’s show, we take a look at the brain and how it relates to our sense of self. Wendy Mitchell, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 58, talks about her memoir Somebody I Used to Know and what changes her dementia has caused in her personality, tastes and everyday life. Show More Summary

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer's from Usual Suspect to Inside Villain

The pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta plaque.

Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Combat Effects of Teen Drinking

Can an Alzheimer’s drug help combat the effects of teenage binge drinking? In a study led by Duke Health, scientists demonstrate in rats how the drug donepezil can reverse structural and genetic damage […] The post Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Combat Effects of Teen Drinking appeared first on Geek.com.

THIS IS DISTURBING: Surgical Tools Could Be Spreading Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s. But this rep…

THIS IS DISTURBING: Surgical Tools Could Be Spreading Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s. But this report is at most suggestive, and nowhere near dispositive.

Churn, prophylaxis and incentives

Craig Garthwaite makes a very good point on the problems of paying for prophylatic treatment in the current US health finance system: Some people have misinterpreted my comments on the FDA Alzheimer's guidance, likely because I wasn't fully clear. This is a broader point about treating this condition in a multi-insurer world. Put simply, a […]

Sleep Medications for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients

I often have family caregivers request medications to help people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia to sleep. By Rita Jablonski Alzheimer's Reading Room Medications have their place in Alzheimer's care, but only AFTER all of the suggestions listed below have been followed. Show More Summary

INSERT HILLARY CHARDONNAY JOKE HERE: This Alzheimer’s Drug Repairs Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage in …

INSERT HILLARY CHARDONNAY JOKE HERE: This Alzheimer’s Drug Repairs Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage in Rats.

"In Pursuit of Memory" author on the future of treating Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a growing health crisis with more than five million Americans estimated to have it. That number could top 15 million by 2050. British neuroscientist Dr. Joseph Jebelli has studied Alzheimer's throughout his career...Show More Summary

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.

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