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Arnold Aging Lecture: Exploring the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: Epidemiological Evidence from Around the World

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:50:37 +0100

March 29, 2018 3:00-5:00pm ET; Columbia, SC. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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Searching for an Alzheimer ’s cure while my father slips away – podcast

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:04 +0100

At the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truthRead the text version hereSubscribe viaAudioboom,iTunes,Soundcloud,Mixcloud,Acast&Sticherand join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Heavy Drinking Is the Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Says

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:48:26 +0100

Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease. The findings, which are published in The Lancet Public Health, came as a shock to the researchers involved. “We hypothesized that alcohol would play some role, but I don’t think anyone expected the size of the effect to be so large,” says lead author Dr. Jürgen Rehm, director of the University of Toronto’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health Institute for Mental Health Policy Rese...



Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Physical and mental multitasking may boost memory, study suggests

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:52 +0100

FINDINGSPerforming memory training exercises at the same time as pedaling a stationary bike led to better gains in memory than doing the training exercises after working up a sweat, according to a 55-person study led by UCLA researchers. The findings suggest that exercise may temporarily make it easier for the brain to create new memories.BACKGROUNDIn the United States, studies have shown that more than 40 percent of people over age 60 have some memory decline or forgetfulness; it ’s often considered a normal part of aging. Researchers have previously uncovered a handful of lifestyle interventions — including exercise, diet changes, sufficient sleep, social engagement, memory training and mental stimulation — that can improve memory in older adults. The effects of each intervention, ...



QR Pharma CEO weighs in on FDA's proposal for Alzheimer's disease drugs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:04:18 +0100

The Berwyn company's lead new drug candidate targets Alzhemier's and Parkinson's. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Failure to Recognize Memory Loss Predicts Alzheimer's Conversion Failure to Recognize Memory Loss Predicts Alzheimer's Conversion

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:13:35 +0100

Lack of awareness of cognitive decline in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment is linked to the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers amyloid and tau, and with fast disease progression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Go for a brisk walk every day to protect your brain

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:16 +0100

(Natural News) Aerobic exercise, such as taking a brisk walk, each day can help protect the brain from cognitive decline, according to a recent study. In the U.S., approximately 50 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the country, or other forms of dementia. A team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Study links heavy drinking with increased risk of dementia  - Alzheimer's Society comment 

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:26:29 +0100

A study published on 20  February in the Lancet Public Health has suggested that alcohol abuse addiction disorders are a major risk factor for dementia, specifically early onset dementia.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder is a 'major risk factor' for dementia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

In a large-scale study, links between alcohol use disorder and dementia are fleshed out. The relationship is stronger than previously thought. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



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

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Aalto University) In an Aalto University film study combining art and neuroscience, viewers were shown Christopher Nolan's early classic Memento (2000). The protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for no longer than a few minutes. The events unfold in reversed chronological order.The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:54:49 +0100

Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink enough to end up in hospital are putting themselves at serious risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease. It will also raise questions for moderate drinkers about the possible long-term consequences of their social habit.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Alzheimer's caregiving: How can I find joy in the holidays?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)



Pimavanserin May Hold Promise for Alzheimer's Psychosis Pimavanserin May Hold Promise for Alzheimer's Psychosis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:56:28 +0100

Pimavanserin reduced psychosis at 6 weeks in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with placebo. But at least one expert says the findings may simply be due to chance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)



Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:48:00 +0100

New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. Though the study has not yet been published in a scientific journal, it triggered a spate of booze-praising headlines. But can alcohol actually help you live longer? Res...

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Cambridge's Voyager, AbbVie to pursue Alzheimer's gene therapy under $69M deal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:52:28 +0100

Voyager Therapeutics said Tuesday that it will work with AbbVie to develop gene therapy treatments for Alzheimer ’s disease in a deal worth at least $69 million for the Cambridge biotech. The announcement by Voyager (Nasdaq: VYGR) and Chicago-based AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) comes as drug developers are exploring new approaches to Alzheimer’s following a string of recent clinical setbacks. Gene therapies — dru gs that work by inserting healthy genes into a person’s cells to replace faulty or missing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



The new Dementia Action Plan for Wales – Alzheimer’s Society comment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:43:08 +0100

On 14 February 2018, Welsh Government launched its brand new Dementia Action Plan for Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Spread of Tau Deposits: Can We Trust In Vivo Findings? Spread of Tau Deposits: Can We Trust In Vivo Findings?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

This commentary discusses the huge potential of in vivo tau PET imaging for early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease--while underscoring potential challenges in interpretation and implementation.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Can diet and exercise prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)

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Trouble sleeping? It may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s dementia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:01:47 +0100

DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK, but early signs of the condition can be hard to detect. A new study has suggested restless sleep can be one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Dementia latest: How bursts of exercise can keep dementia at bay

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:25:00 +0100

KEEPING fit in older age helps stave off Alzheimer ’s disease, according to research. Scientists have discovered that bursts of exercise, such as a bike ride or a brisk walk, boost “white matter” tissue found deep within the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Neuroimaging in Dementia Neuroimaging in Dementia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:31:04 +0100

This article provides an overview of classic as well as new, cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques that can assist with clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and other dementia syndromes.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)



Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 +0100

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with adults decades younger.Researchers have spent years studying superagers in an attempt to understand what sets the senior citizens apart.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



How bursts of exercise can keep dementia at bay

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:01:41 +0100

KEEPING fit in older age helps stave off Alzheimer ’s disease, according to research. Scientists have discovered that bursts of exercise, such as a bike ride or a brisk walk, boost “white matter” tissue found deep within the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:00:20 +0100

(Source: NPR Health and Science)



Preventing Alzheimer's: Scientists develop blood test capable of detecting toxic protein build up related to Alzheimer's disease

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:21:07 +0100

(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition that typically occurs later in life. It has no known cure, so treating it is highly problematic. To make matters worse, detecting it is often difficult until it gets to the point of no return of sorts, where patients — as well as anyone related or affiliated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)






David Geffen School Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:02:42 +0100

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and...



David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:31:00 +0100

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and...

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Alzheimer's drug could reverse effects of teen drinking

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:28:29 +0100

A drug commonly used to prevent mental decline in patients with dementia reportedly reversed the effects of alcohol exposure in adolescent rats, according to a Duke University study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



How Exercise May Help Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:25:56 +0100

Older adults with poor fitness levels have more deterioration of white matter in their brains, according to a new study, compared with their fitter peers. White matter deterioration was also linked with a decline in decision-making brain function among adults with early signs of memory loss, suggesting that regular exercise may slow cognitive decline and perhaps even dementia, say the study authors. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, is not the first to suggest that exercise may help keep the brain healthy in old age. But while previous research has asked adults to self-report their fitness levels, the new paper used an objective test for cardiorespiratory fitness—measuring people’s VO2 max, a measure of how much oxygen their lungs can utilize dur...



Not recognising memory problems ‘predicts’ Alzheimer’s

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:02:00 +0100

Not being aware of memory problems predicts the onset of Alzheimer ’s disease, according to researchers, who say it could provide clinicians with insights on clinical progression to dementia. (Source: Nursing Times)



Medical News Today: How does exercise preserve the aging brain?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Blood Test Could Predict the Risk of Alzheimer's

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:44:06 +0100

by Kent Allen, AARP, February 14, 2018|Comments: 0. A gloved hand holds a test tube of blood. Getty Images. The test measures levels of a protein called amyloid-beta that are an indicator of Alzheimer's. A newly developed blood test for a protein could reveal a patient's likelihood of getting Alzheimer's disease. (Source: AARP.org News)

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U.S. FDA looks to pave way for earlier-stage Alzheimer's drugs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:50:10 +0100

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have proposed lowering the bar for clinical trial success for experimental Alzheimer's drugs to better align with the current emphasis on the need to treat people when they are in the earliest stages of the brain-wasting disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:29:49 +0100

Amyloid plaques largely disappeared with the deletion of just a single enzyme. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Brisk daily walk could stave off Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:50:56 +0100

A new study from Texas has established a tighter connection between exercise and resistance to the effects of Alzheimar's, by showing that poor fitness relates to a bad memory (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Alzheimer’s SHOCK: Disease 'could be passed between humans during routine surgery'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:06:46 +0100

ALZHEIMER ’S could be passed between humans during routine surgery, new research suggested today. Experts fear the disease could be transferred by contaminated surgical instruments used during brain surgery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Memory problems predict Alzheimer's onset, study says

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:51:05 +0100

Individuals who experience a lack of awareness of memory problems are nearly three times more likely to develop dementia within two years, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Brain surgery could 'spread' Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:38:57 +0100

Researchers from University College London analysed four young people with brain bleeds caused by amyloid protein build-ups and discovered all underwent brain surgery as children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Inside One Couple ’s Experimental Treatment to Battle Alzheimer’s Disease

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0100

JoAnn Wooding is staring intently at the clear liquid dripping from a dark brown IV bag into her husband Peter’s arm. “Please be the drug, please be the drug,” she says. Married for more than 50 years, the Woodings are among the more than 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. But instead of accepting the slow descent into memory loss, confusion and dementia, Peter–who has the disease–could be among the first to successfully stop that decline from happening. Peter, 77, is one of the 2,700 people around the world who are expected to volunteer to test what researchers believe could be the first drug to halt Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the volunteers will receive the drug, and one-third will...



Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia PsychosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)



Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodents

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Duke University Medical Center) A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(McGill University) Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Biogen shares plunge after company makes change to Alzheimer ’s drug trials

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:39:47 +0100

Biogen said Wednesday that it will increase the size of trials of its experimental Alzheimer ’s drug after early data showed “variability” in the data, sending shares of the Cambridge company down sharply. A spokesperson for Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) said the company had decided to increase the sample size of two closely watched trials by 510 patients, to a total of 3,210 patients, confi rming remarks by the company’s chief medical officer during a healthcare conference earlier on Wednesday afternoon.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Blood Test Could Predict the Risk of Alzheimer's

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:11:06 +0100

by Kent Allen, AARP, February 14, 2018|Comments: 0. A gloved hand holds a test tube of blood. Getty Images. The test measures levels of a protein called amyloid-beta that are an indicator of Alzheimer's. A newly developed blood test for a protein could reveal a patient's likelihood of getting Alzheimer's disease. (Source: AARP.org News)



Dementia symptoms: Look out for this sign to determine vascular dementia or Lewy bodies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:01:47 +0100

DEMENTIA describes a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. There are four main types - vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer ’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Each one has slightly different early symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Scientists reverse Alzheimer's in middle-aged mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:27:47 +0100

The Cleveland Clinic team admit they were 'shocked' by the clear-cut result using the same drug as Merck's phase 3 clinical trial in humans which was called off yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:20 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents'intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Mixed Results with PD Drug in Alzheimer's Psychosis (CME/CE)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Six-week improvement with pimavanserin didn't endure at 12 weeks (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

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Merck scraps another late-stage Alzheimer's drug study

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:10:02 +0100

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck& Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer's drug because it was unlikely to work, adding to the pile-up of failures to find an effective treatment for the mind-wasting disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)



New KU Alzheimer's study: Can exercise prevent cognitive decline?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:39:24 +0100

Researchers with the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center will participate in the largest trial to test whether exercise can prevent cognitive decline. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Can treatments for arthritis be repurposed for dementia? – Alzheimer’s Society comments

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:05:20 +0100

New research suggests that drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could reduce the risk of patients developing dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)



Eating for your MIND: Scientists combine the Mediterranean and DASH diets to prevent cognitive decline

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:14:02 +0100

(Natural News) At least one in eight people older than 65 in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. However, according to a study, a group of scientists has formulated a “hybrid diet” that can help prevent cognitive decline. According to their findings, the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, which combines... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Compound repairs features of Alzheimer ’s disease in mice

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers found that a compound called an NAD+ precursor helped mice with features of Alzheimer ’s disease perform better on learning and memory tests. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))

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Tau PET Predicts Decline in Autosomal-Dominant Alzheimer ’s (CME/CE)

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Whether findings apply to late-onset Alzheimer's disease is unclear (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)



Saccular impairment in Alzheimer's disease is associated with driving difficulty - Wei EX, Oh ES, Harun A, Ehrenburg M, Agrawal Y.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:42:05 +0100

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience increased rates of vestibular loss. Recent studies suggest that saccular impairment in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD patients is associated with impaired spatial cognitive function... (Source: SafetyLit)



Book Review: Still Alice

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:38:51 +0100

Still Alice is a novel, not a work of nonfiction. Yet it probably offers one of the most accurate and gripping accounts of the experience of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease ever written. At first, Lisa Genova, a Harvard PhD in neuroscience, self-published her book. Her story resonated, and Still Alice took off, selling so many copies that it was bought by the prestigious publisher, Simon & Schuster. Over time, Genova would go on to win multiple awards for her work, and Still Alice would be made into a major motion picture. The Alice Howland we meet at the outset of the book is an esteemed professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard. She’s a brilliant teacher and scholar, who is routinely invited to give lectures around the country and the world. In the opening paragraphs, it is he...



Medical News Today: Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Boehringer Ingelheim refocuses PDE9 inhibition brain research on schizophrenia following results from Phase II Alzheimer's trials

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:56:40 +0100

Shift in focus for BI 409306 (PDE9 Inhibitor) from Alzheimer's disease (AD) to schizophrenia after Phase II topline results in AD became available Research continues as planned with BI 409306 in relapse prevention in schizophrenia and in prevention of f... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology Boehringer Ingelheim, Alzheimer's disease, GlyT1 inhibitor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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Research suggests ping pong can help Alzheimer's patients, but these folks just want to play — and win

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0100

Residents at a midtown Toronto retirement home are taking up ping pong in a big way. Staff at the home say it helps with their co-ordination and balance, and some research even suggests ping pong might ward off the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: CBC | Health)



NIH scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIH scientists have modified a test for early diagnosis of prion diseases with the goal of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The NIAID-led group tested cerebral spinal fluid samples from people with Parkinson's disease; people with dementia with Lewy bodies; and controls, some of whom had Alzheimer's disease. The test correctly excluded all the controls and diagnosed both Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies with 93 percent accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Why studying sugars matters in the fight against Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Canadian Glycomics Network) Each year, more than 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia (Alzheimer Society Canada). A one-year research grant funded through the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) Networks of Centres of Excellence supports research into how glycomics -- the study of sugars in biology -- may help unlock clues as to how this debilitating disease arises and point to potential good targets for developing therapeutics to treat the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Medical News Today: How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)

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Young coder builds app to help people with Alzheimer's

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:55:22 +0100

Emma Yang started coding when she was about 6 years old, and used her skills when her grandmother started showing signs of Alzheimer's. As Jim Axelrod reports, her idea has even gotten the attention of Bill Gates. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Worried about getting older? Fear of ageing increases your risk of dementia

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0100

DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss and confusion. You could prevent developing a neurodegenerative condition, including Alzheimer ’s disease, by having a positive outlook on life, research has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



2018 NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit - Program and Agenda

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:36:21 +0100

March 1-2, 2018; Bethesda, MD or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Study: Vitamin B3 variant could help Alzheimer's patients

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:29:37 +0100

A form of Vitamin B3 improved cognitive and physical function in mice with Alzheimer's disease-like symptoms in experiments, according to a new NIH study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Medical News Today: How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer's

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

A new study examines the brain structure and memory function of monolingual and multilingual people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Learning a language could protect you from Alzheimer's

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:20:47 +0100

MRI scans of patients with Alzheimer's showed they retained more of their gray matter in crucial brain areas if they were bilingual, according to researchers at Concordia University in Canada. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Alzheimer's disease: Dual mechanism of actions of overactive and cytosolic BRCA1 in neuronal death

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(IOS Press) A new study suggests an association between overactive and cytosolic BRCA1, the major guardian of genomic stability, and neurons death in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Upregulated BRCA1 is associated with both aberrant DNA damage response (DDR) and dysfunction of presenilin 1 (PS1). The findings support the hypothesis that genotoxic stress manifested among others by activation of DDR and destabilization of cell cycle checkpoints cause neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Triple Threat: Alzheimer's Biomarkers Occur in Sequence Triple Threat: Alzheimer's Biomarkers Occur in Sequence

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:10:45 +0100

The pattern begins with accumulation of amyloid beta 20 or so years before onset of dementia symptoms, followed by decline in glucose metabolism and then by brain atrophy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:49:03 +0100

Electrodes threaded into the brains of epilepsy patients enhanced their recall on word tests by about 15 percent. (Source: NYT Health)

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Texas A & M, Houston ’s Celltex team up to research Alzheimer's therapies

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:07:03 +0100

Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics Corp. and Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine have entered into a multiyear agreement for research into potential Alzheimer's therapies.   The research will utilize Celltex's proprietary stem cell process and will involve anti-inflammatory exosomes derived from autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), according to a press release. Exosomes are small vesicles — fluid- or air-filled cavities or sacs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Alzheimer's Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Alzheimer's

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:14:48 +0100

Research into DBS for Alzheimer's has focused on brain regions involved in memory. A new study shows using it in frontal behavioral and cognitive neural networks may slow decline in executive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Compound prevents neurological damage, shows cognitive benefits in mouse model of Alzheimer ’s disease

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:41:33 +0100

Mouse nicotinamide riboside study shows potential for human research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)



Blood Test for Alzheimer ’s? CTE in Woodpeckers; Comeback for NGF

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Alzheimer's could be treated with electric shocks to brain

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:11:57 +0100

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania sent electric shocks to the area of the brain that processes language and found that patients' memory improved by 15 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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How daily stroll can ‘stave off dementia’

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:15:00 +0100

TAKING a brisk stroll every day could be the best way to stave off Alzheimer ’s, claim scientists. Aerobic exercise – such as walking or cycling – can even improve symptoms in patients who already have dementia, says new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

PET scans with the novel radiotracer flortaucipir may provide more valuable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novel PET tracer helps diagnose concussed patients PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease Novel PET combination awarded SNMMI Image of the Year SNMMI: PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Immune system dysfunction may occur early in Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) An association between inflammation biomarkers in both blood plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) associated pathology, has been found by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus working with the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Bilingualism could offset brain changes in Alzheimer's

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Concordia University) After more than a decade of research, this much we know: it's good for your brain to know another language.A new Concordia study goes further, however, focusing specifically on the effects of knowing a second language for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI; a risk state for AD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Scientists discover off-switch for 'molecular machine' active in many diseases

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Queensland) A discovery by Queensland scientists could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, Alzheimer's and gout.University of Queensland researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it manually when it goes awry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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Wine Could Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer ’ s Disease

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:30:30 +0100

BOSTON (CBS) – Could a daily nightcap help protect your brain from Alzheimer’s? Researchers at the University of Rochester found that mice exposed to low levels of alcohol showed less inflammation in the brain and were more efficient at removing brain waste, including toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Low levels of alcohol, for this study, amounts to about 2 1/2 glasses a day. A glass of wine is only about 4-5 ounces in total. We know that low to moderate levels of alcohol may help prevent heart disease and cancer and now possibly dementia, but excessive alcohol use can do the opposite. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and brain dysfunction, so be very careful about how much alcohol you consume and don’t overdo it. While this stu...



Taking a stroll may be the best way to prevent Alzheimer's

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:18:31 +0100

Researchers at the University of Connecticut found aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking could be the best way to prevent Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Medical News Today: Alzheimer's-related brain changes could start at 40

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which damage to cells that protect blood vessels may lead to Alzheimer's, and such damage could begin in our 40s. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Alzheimer's breakthrough: Blood treatment stops disease

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:28:58 +0100

Researchers at the University of Southern California were able to restore the brain functions of older mice by lowering the levels of a blood protein that can lead to plagues that clog the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



No difference in the prevalence of Alzheimer-type neurodegenerative changes in the brains of suicides when compared with controls: an explorative neuropathologic study - Matschke J, Sehner S, Gallinat J, Siegers J, Murroni M, P üschel K, Glatzel M.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:42:48 +0100

Suicide ranks among the leading causes of death for individuals of all ages with highest rates in the elderly. The cause of suicide is considered a multifactorial phenomenon. A variety of neurodegenerative diseases, notably Alzheimer's disease, or, more re... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Half of all dementias start with damaged 'gatekeeper cells'

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Southern California) USC research sheds new light on how a breakdown in the brain's vascular system predates the accumulation of toxic plaques and tangles in the brain that bring about Alzheimer's disease. The research suggests an earlier target for preventing dementia and Alzheimer's. Nearly 50 percent of all dementias, including Alzheimer's, begins with the breakdown of the smallest blood vessels in the brain and their protective " gatekeeper cells. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Care homes turning away dementia patients due to costs

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:53:29 +0100

The chief executive of the Alzheimer ’s Society said its helpline was being bombarded with calls from worried families as relatives are refused care or even evicted when their condition deteriorates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Dementia - FIVE natural ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0100

DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, confusion and difficulty following a conversation. You could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease by trying these natural methods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Dementia prevention: Eating seafood could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s - plus this disease

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

DEMENTIA is a group of related symptoms, including Alzheimer ’s Disease, associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There is no cure at present but a number of preventative methods have been researched by scientists - including eating seafood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Brain 'Pacemaker' Could Lessen Alzheimer's Effects

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:04:24 +0100

Researchers have found that implanting an electrical device that sends signals to the brain’s frontal lobe appears to slow the progression of certain symptoms caused by Alzheimer’s. (Source: WebMD Health)

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The Houston 22-year-old with rare childhood Alzheimer's

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:48:37 +0100

Abby Wallis, 22, of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome in 2017. The disease, which leads to brain cell death, kills most children before they reach the age of 10. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The 22-year-old with rare childhood Alzheimer's

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:52:32 +0100

Abby Wallis, 22, of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome in 2017. The disease, which leads to brain cell death, kills most children before they reach the age of 10. (Source: the Mail online | Health)