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Lab clue to caffeine benefit on Alzheimer's

Paris - French and German researchers on Wednesday said they had found evidence in the lab to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer's disease.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer's: study

Paris - Researchers in the United States say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90-percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's disease within three years.The test looks for 10 signatures of fatty proteins calle...

Alzheimer's disease protein varies between patients

Alzheimer’s disease proteins may contort differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may not be the answer.

Why are Alzheimer's rates higher in wealthy countries?

People living in 'wealthy' countries appear more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease due to greatly reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. This leads to them having weaker immune systems.

Scientists develop brain disease therapy

Scientists have developed a new stem cell therapy that could offer a treatment for the deadly genetic brain disease Sanfilippo, as well as slowing down the effects of other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia rates declining in UK

A new study suggests that the rate of dementia in the U.K. has decreased over the past two decades. This is a reversal to a previous period of steady increase.

Can cinnamon prevent Alzheimer's?

Some recent research suggests that an extract from cinnamon could help to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Concern over antipsychotic 'drug overuse' in nursing homes

A report has expressed concerns about the level of antipsychotic drug prescriptions throughout nursing homes in the U.S.

Beta-blockers may cut dementia

New research suggests that beta-blockers, medicines designed to manage blood pressure, may lower the risk of dementia onset.

Op-Ed: A key ingredient in popcorn is linked to Alzheimer's

Most people love popcorn and it is a treat often eaten by movie goers. However, popcorn may taste nice, but it is bad for a healthy diet and now it has been discovered that it could be linked to Alzheimer's.

U.S. Government seeks a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025

Washington - The U.S. government has set a target and program for a way to effectively treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease by the year 2025.

Revolutionary injection to reverse Alzheimers could be ready soon

A jab that could halt the debilitating rise of Alzheimer's disease could be available within two years. The vaccine is not a cure but a preventative measure against the disease, and may in some cases reverse the onslaught of Alzheimers.

Natural organic compound may help prevent, treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Monell Centre have found oleocanthal, a naturally-occurring compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins.

Alzheimers Breakthrough: Scientists Find New Genes

It has been 16 years since the last major discovery in our understanding of Alzheimer's Disease. Two international teams led by the British and the French have now identified three new genes that are closely linked to the dreaded disease.

Study shows coffee could cure memory loss

It turns out a mug of coffee not only drives away sleepiness, but also could help treat memory loss, a key symptom of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

Drinking coffee could reverse Alzheimer's effects

Studies conducted at the University of South Florida have found that five cups of coffee a day could help to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lower risk of dementia for married or cohabiting people

People who live alone have twice the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease in later life compared with married or cohabiting people.

Allen Klein, ex Beatles manager, dies aged 77

Allen Klein, the flamboyant and often controversial record company executive and one-time manager of the Beatles, has died at the age of 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Maria Shriver: Baby Boomers Face an Epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver, daughter of Sargent Shriver who directed the Peace Corps for many years, faces what many people do these days. Her father has Alzheimer’s and she said we there is a health emergency nationally.

New drug for Alzheimer's discovered Special

American scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer's by reversing memory loss in mice with an experimental new drug.

Brooke Astor's Son On Trial, Accused of Stealing from His Mom

A story out of New York's upper crust gossip columns. The son of Brooke Astor, a fabulously wealthy philanthropist is on trial for allegedly redirecting and stealing his mother's millions.

2 Glasses of Milk A Day May Protect The Elderly From Alzheimer's

A new study shows that two glasses of milk a day may starve off Alzheimer's Disease. The international team lead by Oxford University has found that the key vitamin B12 is what reduces neurological damage to the brain.

Study Says Music Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

A new study suggests that Alzheimer's patients can slow the progress of the disease by listening to their favorite songs.

The Nemesis called Alzheimer

Alzheimer is slowly but steadily becoming the front-runner to cause the maximum damage to human society throughout the world. The disease has all the features for causing maximum damage to not only developing but the developed nations, as well.

Brain Starvation as We Age Appears to Trigger Alzheimer’s

A slow, chronic starvation of the brain as we age appears to be one of the major triggers of a biochemical process that causes some forms of Alzheimer's disease.

Potatoes May Hold Key To Alzheimer's Treatment

A virus that commonly infects potatoes bears a striking resemblance to one of the key proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Vaccine Triggers Immune Response, Prevents Alzheimer’s

A vaccine created by University of Rochester Medical Center scientists prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in mice.

Families Shed Light on Possible Causative Gene for Alzheimer's

Researchers say that the genetic profile of two large Georgia families with high rates of late-onset Alzheimer's disease points to a gene that may cause the disease.

Researchers Discover New Link to Schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins have discovered that mice lacking an enzyme that contributes to Alzheimer disease exhibit a number of schizophrenia-like behaviors.

Scientists use helmet therapy to treat Alzheimer's

Researchers from England have developed a special helmet which can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. It delivers infrared beams which stimulate the growth of brain cells.
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