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Marijuana May Be a Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

A new preclinical study indicates that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Reading Room THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the active ingrient in marijuana that produces a psychoactive reaction. Show More Summary

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Tampa, FL (Aug. 26, 2014) -- Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University...Show More Summary

Creating pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Research will look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation and slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists report. The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Show More Summary

Most Misdiagnosed Form of Dementia Leaves Patients, Doctors Unprepared

Even though Lewy body dementia is second only to Alzheimer's disease as the most common cause of progressive dementia, affecting 1.3 million Americans, the symptoms of LBD are not well recognized by many physicians, especially primary care physicians and other general practitioners. Show More Summary

Experimental drug compound found to reverse effects of Alzheimer's in mice

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While there has been progress made in the fight against Alzheimer's, our understanding of the dispiriting disease remains somewhat limited, with a definitive cure yet to be found. The latest development comes at the hands of researchers...Show More Summary

Artist's self portraits reflect progression of Alzheimer’s disease

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

American artist William Utermohlen (1933-2007) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. For the remaining five years of his life, he painted self-portraits which revealed the progression of the disease and its effects, as well as Mr. Utermohlen's heartbreaking, desperate attempts to understand what was happening to him.

Toward an oral therapy for treating Alzheimer's disease: Using a cancer drug

Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer's disease, the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. But scientists are now reporting new progress on a set of compounds, initially developed for cancer treatment, that shows promise as a potential oral therapy for Alzheimer's. Their study appears in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. read more

Neuroprotective role of immune cell discovered

A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis, can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury and may slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, according to research. Show More Summary

Should Roche’s Failed Trial Give Hope To Alzheimer’s Patients?

Roche’s Genentech unit just released a mid-stage study of a drug that seeks to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s by blocking the accumulation of a protein called amyloid beta. Like every other medicine that has attempted this approach – which remains the main one being pursued by drug companies to battle Alzheimer’s – the drug [...]

Frontotemporal Dementia: Does your loved one really have this instead of Alzheimer’s?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a cluster of progressive diseases that affect the regions of the brain that control personality, behavior, language, and decision-making. By Carole B. LarkinAlzheimer's Reading RoomAre you sure its Alzheimer's?...Show More Summary

Roche Reports Mixed Results in Trial of an Alzheimer’s Drug

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

While the drug, crenezumab, did not slow progression of the disease over all, at the highest doses it seemed to delay a decline in mental ability in patients with mild Alzheimer’s.

Urgent need for Alzheimer's drug development identified: 99.6 percent of drug attempts fail

Researchers have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease, revealing an urgent need to increase the number of agents entering the AD drug development pipeline and progressing successfully towards new therapy treatments.

New Tel Aviv University research links Alzheimer's to brain hyperactivity

Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures. While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the development and progression of Alzheimer's seems the most likely cause for this neuronal hyperactivity, how and why this elevated activity takes place hasn't yet been explained – until now. read more

Is the Progression of Decline in Alzheimer’s Patients the Reverse of Infant Development?

As my mother continued her decline from Alzheimer’s, it was disconcerting to ride the roller coaster of emotions. Wearing the daughter/caregiver hat I felt powerless to change the progression of her disease. By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading Room As an Occupational herapist I believe it is. Show More Summary

My Father's Battle with Alzheimers

His memory loss became apparent first. Like many people experiencing Alzheimer's in its early stages, my father began misplacing important objects and forgetting the names of people. As the disease progressed, his conversational skills...Show More Summary

When You Can No Longer Deny Alzheimer’s

The symptoms of dementia typically begin so mildly, and progress so slowly, that it’s easy to deny them until one day there may be a defining incident. Marie MarleyAlzheimer's Reading Room When a person begins to show signs of dementia, that person and their loved ones are sometimes in denial. Show More Summary

Paula Wolfert Wire: Famed cookbook author Paula Wolfert was...

Famed cookbook author Paula Wolfert was diagnosed with Benson's syndrome (a variant of Alzheimer's) which has led her to swap exotic ingredients for foods that could help "stall the inevitable progression of her disease. She once wrote "volumes on preserved...

Watch the Memory Loss Tapes on the Internet

One of the most devastating forms of memory loss is Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. +Alzheimer's Reading Room Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room...Show More Summary

Associating Arterial Stiffness and ?-Amyloid Progression

5 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here show an association between blood vessel stiffening and the deposition of ?-amyloid in people who have not yet developed Alzheimer's disease. In general we should not be surprised to see associations between different measurable aspects of aging, as aging is a global phenomenon resulting from a small number of root causes. Show More Summary

A way discovered to potentially slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau.Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell's transportation system for carrying nutrients in and waste out. Show More Summary

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