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Alzheimer Issues
Population of Americans with Alzheimer’s Will More Than Double by 2060

( - About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year

Dec 7, 2017 - 10:03:28 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Experimental Drug Blocks Toxic Ion Flow Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

( - An international team of researchers has shown that a new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:02:42 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Lasers Could Lead to Better Understanding of Neurodegenerative Conditions Like Alzheimer’s

( - Boulder researchers are embarking on a new project to study the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's by using a new technique to measure neurons firing deep inside animal brains.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:39:47 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease

( - There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. But, over the past decade, researchers have learned a lot about factors that may contribute to the disease.

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:57:52 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Benzodiazepines Increase Mortality in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

( - Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 per cent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:31:57 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Brain Astrocytes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

( - Astrocytes, the supporting cells of the brain, could play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:14:07 AM

Alzheimer Issues
10 Early Signs of Alzheimer's

( - Your dad just asked the same question he asked — and you answered — a few minutes ago.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:29:47 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Does Forgetfulness When You’re Young Mean You’ll Get Alzheimer’s Disease? (VIDEO)
( - Just about everyone misplaces their cellphones or house keys now and then. But how much forgetfulness is normal?
Nov 13, 2017 - 12:32:16 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Biomarker May Predict Early Alzheimer’s Disease

( - La Jolla, Calif., November 10, 2017 – Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:54:35 AM

Alzheimer Issues
How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Personality (VIDEO)

( - Forgetfulness and memory loss are trademark symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Personality changes are also somewhat common.

Nov 6, 2017 - 3:17:35 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Higher Brain Glucose Levels May Mean More Severe Alzheimer’s

( - For the first time, scientists have found a connection between abnormalities in how the brain breaks down glucose and the severity of the signature amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain....

Nov 6, 2017 - 2:47:24 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Why Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Matters (VIDEO)

( - Early detection of diseases such as breast cancer is important, because treating tumors before they spread is key to eradicating the disease.

Nov 3, 2017 - 8:17:18 AM

Alzheimer Issues
So My Brain Amyloid Level is 'Elevated'—What Does That Mean?

( - PHILADELPHIA—Testing drugs to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia and using them in the clinic will mean identifying and informing adults who have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s but are still cognitively normal.

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:57:04 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Menopause Triggers Metabolic Changes in Brain That May Promote Alzheimer’s

( - Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a team from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences has shown in new research.

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:59:30 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Alzheimer’s Gene Poses Both Risk — and Benefit

( - Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario.

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:43:57 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease Connection (VIDEO)

( - How often do you get a good night's sleep?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend adults get an average of at least seven hours of sleep a night.

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:56:49 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Personality Changes Don't Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer's

( - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For years, scientists and physicians have been debating whether personality and behavior changes might appear prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:19:36 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Protein Could be Target for New Dementia Therapies

( - DALLAS – A protein that helps break down lipids in the cell’s lysosome may be a key target for identifying and treating neurodegenerative diseases

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:36:26 AM

Alzheimer Issues
New Study Investigates Vaccine and Oral Medication to Stop Alzheimer’s Years Before It Begins

( - LOS ANGELES – Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops.

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:23:53 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

( CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, there are abnormal deposits of amyloid beta protein and tau protein, and swarms of activated immune cells.

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:19:06 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Noninvasive Eye Scan Could Detect Key Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Years Before Patients Show Symptoms

( - LOS ANGELES — 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.

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:10:32 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Talking Baseball Assists Aging Adults with Dementia

( - For many aging adults some of their strongest childhood memories may be linked to playing baseball, talking about games, or going to see their favorite Major League team with their father.

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:24:31 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Scientists Use New Data Mining Strategy to Spot Those at High Alzheimer’s Risk

( - DURHAM, N.C. -- The push to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease has been a promising and disappointing endeavor over the past two decades

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:33:09 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Is It Alzheimer’s Disease or Another Dementia?

( - MINNEAPOLIS – A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often have similar symptoms

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:51:25 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Blood Test IDs Key Alzheimer’s Marker

( - Decades before people with Alzheimer’s disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein – called amyloid beta – that is thought to contribute to the disease and its progression.

Jul 20, 2017 - 10:33:48 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Blood Test IDs Key Alzheimer’s Marker

( - Decades before people with Alzheimer’s disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein – called amyloid beta – that is thought to contribute to the disease and its progression.

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:11:54 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Newly Discovered Gene Variants Link Innate Immunity and Alzheimer’s Disease

( - PHILADELPHIA – Three new gene variants, found in a genome wide association study of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), point to the brain’s immune cells in the onset of the disorder.

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:48:08 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Sleep, Alzheimer’s Link Explained

( - A good night’s sleep refreshes body and mind, but a poor night’s sleep can do just the opposite.

Jul 11, 2017 - 1:39:47 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Drug Restores Cells and Memories in Alzheimer’s Mouse Models

( - A new drug can restore memories and connections between brain cells in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s disease, a new Yale-led study suggests.

Jul 6, 2017 - 11:08:51 AM

Alzheimer Issues
First Look at Atomic Structures of Protein Tangles Found in Alzheimer’s Disease

( - INDIANAPOLIS – New research by scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom and Indiana University School of Medicine gives the most detailed view yet of tau protein structures found in Alzheimer’s disease.

Jul 6, 2017 - 10:40:33 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Sleep Problems May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life....

Jul 6, 2017 - 10:20:29 AM

Alzheimer Issues
What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

( - While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not the same. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Jul 5, 2017 - 10:51:44 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Senate Must Protect Medicaid for Millions of Low-Income and Older Americans with Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias

( - WASHINGTON, DC, —In response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis that 22 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026 under the Senate plan...

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:54:43 AM

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

( - The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia.

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:01:01 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Rise

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — The rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:43:25 PM

Alzheimer Issues
African-Americans in New York City are Two Times More Likely than White Americans to Have Alzheimer's Disease

, June 12, 2017 -- Whites make up the great majority of the 5.5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer's disease.

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:52:27 AM

Alzheimer Issues
Tips to Tackle Family Tension Around Alzheimer's Disease

, June 5, 2017 -- Today, and estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and about 15 million family members– partners, children, and other extended family – are caring for them.

Jun 5, 2017 - 4:22:06 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Emerge

( - LOS ANGELES – Long before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease become apparent to patients and their families, biological changes are occurring within the brain.

May 31, 2017 - 10:36:25 AM

Alzheimer Issues
US Death Rates from Alzheimer’s Disease Increased 55 Percent from 1999 to 2014

( - Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

May 25, 2017 - 1:02:52 PM

Alzheimer Issues
Crucial Feature Common to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases

( - MAYWOOD, IL –  A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share...

May 24, 2017 - 10:53:50 AM

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