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.
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.
Scientists have identified abnormal expression of genes, resulting from "DNA relaxation," that can be detected in the brain and blood of Alzheimer's patients. This offers a clue of a genetic link to the degenerative disease.
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Grandparents should be treasured, which could be why there is now an annual Grandparents Day. It is a day of celebration but for the family of Bill Byerley Sunday's Grandparents Day was extra special after a scare when both grandparents went missing.
A new study shows that elderly people at risk could stave off Alzheimer's disease by taking vitamin B supplements. The study shows that Vitamin B with folic acid reduces brain atrophy in areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer's by up to 90 percent.
The first human clinical trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Alzheimer's Disease using a surgically implanted device many scientists have nicknamed a "brain pacemaker" are underway at research centers in the United States and Canada.
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When Dr. Mary T. Newport's husband, Steve was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, she began immediately researching different treatment options and found that MCT oil was the only one that showed to actually improve memory.
There could be a possible breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s disease. The likely drug for Alzheimer's could be a compound developed to treat neuropathic pain, according to a new study published online in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.
The consumption of shark cartilage supplements and shark fin soup has been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig disease), due to biomagnification of a toxin produced by algae.
A 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old son leapt to their deaths from the roof of a five-storey building in Athens early Thursday morning. The double death marks the latest in a rising epidemic of economic induced suicides in Greece.
Our population is aging, and age-related diseases such as dementia are on the rise. According to a WHO report, the worldwide incidence of dementia is expected to double by 2030 to 65.7 million and triple by 2050 to 115.4 million.
Scientists have identified a gene in mice which helps to give them "super memories." The gene also reverses the course of degenerative illnesses like Alzheimer's. Scientists hope to apply the new discovery to develop a pill to enhance human memory.
A new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique can rule out or diagnose Alzheimer's disease as well as Positron emission tomography (PET) scans of glucose metabolism in the brain, without exposing patients to harmful radiation, Penn researchers claimed.
When brain cells producing dopamine die off it causes tremors, rigidity and restrictive movement. Now scientists in the US have grown new brain cells from stem cells in a major step towards new treatments for Parkinson's disease.