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Jay Allen pens moving holiday message to end Alzheimer's, #ENDALZ

Country artist Jay Allen pens a moving message to end Alzheimer's during this holiday season, using the hashtag #ENDALZ.

Jay Allen celebrates four years writing inspiring 'Blank Stares'

Country artist Jay Allen celebrates four years of writing his powerhouse single "Blank Stares," which has become an anthem for countless people that are facing, fighting, or are simply affected by Alzheimer's.

Review: Maurice Benard melts hearts on 'GH' in moving Alzheimer's scenes Special

Sonny Corinthos (Emmy winner Maurice Benard) bids farewell to his father Mike Corbin (Emmy winner Max Gail) this past week on "General Hospital" on ABC.

Is Alzheimer's disease linked to brain pH imbalance?

A pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The research also identifies possible drug targets which could reverse the problem.

Failure of developmental Alzheimer's drug has wider implications

News that pharmaceutical company Merck has halted a clinical trial for a once promising Alzheimer’s treatment (verubecestat) is not only bad news for the patient group, it could signal that the general view as to the cause of Alzheimer's might be wrong.

Link made between concussion and Alzheimer’s

Is there a link between concussion and the later development of Alzheimer’s disease? Although there are different factors that could result in the neurodegenerative disease, researchers, in a new report, focus on one potentially important aspect.

Hasbro expands robotic pet line with darling golden retriever

With the apparent success of Hasbro's new robotic cat last year, the global toy company has added to their "Joy For All" robotic pet line that is targeted at seniors in need of companionship with the release of a robotic golden retriever puppy.

Tiny magnetic air pollution particles found inside human brains

Millions of tiny magnetic particles called magnetite have been found in samples of human brain tissue, raising a slew of new questions about the health risks of air pollution.

Can antibiotics be used to help combat Alzheimer’s disease?

Chicago - In a potentially significant breakthrough, a long dose of antibiotics has reduced Alzheimer’s-related plaques in studies using mice.

Alzheimer’s from the patient’s perspective

There’s a lot written about Alzheimer’s disease and the attempts to find treatments. Little is written, however, from the patient’s perspective. One man, with Alzheimer’s, is seeking to change this and offer a unique insight into the condition.

Scientists find a new treatment to slow down Alzheimer's Disease

A team of German, Swedish and Italian researchers from Örebro University found a new strategy to slow down Alzheimer's Disease (AD) progression. They tried an old drug (clopidogrel) to test out a new therapeutic strategy.

Alzheimer's UK to organize yoga event of June 21 — Yoga Day

Good news for budding yogis and yoga enthusiasts in the United Kingdom — Yoga for Alzheimer’s, a yoga initiative by Alzheimer's Research UK, will be conducted from June 12-21 2016 in 16 locations around the United Kingdom.

Aspirin could one day help target neurodegenerative diseases

Medical scientists have found that a breakdown product from aspirin can block the cell death associated with various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

Takeda and UCL R&D partner for disease research

London - Pharmaceutical company Takeda is to partner with University College London (UCL) to identify and validate new target genes for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Potential Alzheimer’s treatment reaches final stage

Drug company Neurimmune, together with partner organization Biogen, have begun a Phase III study into a novel Alzheimer’s treatment called Aducanumab.

Rats dream about the places they want to go

London - According to new research, rats dream about places that they want to go next. This is a theory from neuroscientists following some classic maze and hidden food experiments.

Icelandic population genetically mapped

Reykjav - Scientists have performed whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population. This is one of the largest studies ever performed of a distinct nation.

Hope in Alzheimer's fight as discarded cancer drug shows promise

A drug developed to battle some cancerous tumors and discarded due to poor results might have a new life treating Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers discovered saracatinib restores memory to mice with Alzheimer's.

Author Terry Pratchett dead at 66

British fantasy author Terry Pratchett, famed for his Discworld novels, has died aged 66, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Sleep-walking neurons could offer Alzheimer's clue

The finding that the brain's in-built "GPS" never stops working, even when we are asleep, could provide the basis of a treatment to tackle early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Study on Alzheimer's finds mood changes come before disease

A study on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia recently published found that common mood changes come long before the actual illnesses. These mood changes can indicate a person is likely to have Alzheimer's before more common symptoms begin to occur.

Memory Care Cafe seeks to support caregivers of Alzheimers Special

San Francisco - According to the Alzheimer's Association, in 2014 an estimated 5.2 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Tim McGraw steps in for Glen Campbell at the Academy Awards

Beverly Hills - Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Review: Julianne Moore earns more than just an Oscar nom in ‘Still Alice’ Special

Julianne Moore delivers an outstanding performance in ‘Still Alice,’ in which she portrays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Exercise key factor of 5 to reduce risk of Alzheimer's Disease

A charity in the U.K. has reviewed previous studies on Alzheimer's Disease and concluded that five lifestyle choices are key to significantly reducing the risk of getting Alzheimer's. Exercise is likely to do the most benefit.

Alzheimer's patients feel emotion after memories vanish

A new study says that Alzheimer's patients continue to feel emotion associated with events even after they have forgotten those specific happenings.

Would you want to know if you will get dementia? Special

If you had an incurable neurological disorder, would you want to know? This global study found that three out of four respondents said “yes”, even if there was no cure.

Rare brain disorder made a U.S. disease priority

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal or frontal lobes of the brain, has been made a major disease priority in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D deficiency increases Alzheimer’s, dementia risk

Sydney - In a surprise finding, researchers at University of Exeter Medical School have proven a link between Vitamin D deficiency and a massively increased risk of dementia. Findings showed a huge discrepancy in risk for those severely deficient in the vitamin.

Denver Broncos boss steps down, keeps franchise in the family

Denver - On Wednesday, the sports world reacted with a resounding show of remorse and respect in response to news that Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is relinquishing control of his beloved team due to Alzheimer's disease.
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