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Alzheimer's News

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.

One in three Alzheimer's cases is 'preventable'

New research from the University of Cambridge argues that one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable.

Obama's brain initiative asks for extra $4.5 billion

Washington - A committee for the U.S. BRAIN Initiative (a neuroscience research program), has said that taxpayers should provide a further $4.5 billion in funding.

Genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Boston - 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.

Vitamin E could be 'beneficial' for dementia

New research suggests that a daily dose of vitamin E could help people with dementia. This relates to people with conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Study: Amazon açaí fruit could fight Alzheimer's disease

A new study shows that açaí berry can prevent some of the negative effects of toxic β-amyloid (Aβ) proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and improve memory.

Missing grandparents rescued with the help of Facebook

New Lenox - 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.

Study: Ashwagandha herb reverses Alzheimer's disease pathology

Ashwagandha can reverse the accumulation of toxic proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease and also improves behavior.

Blood test that detects Alzheimer's nearing reality

A German research team believes that they are close to developing a blood test that can diagnose the brain-wasting Alzheimer's disease.

Smoking and heavy drinking linked to cognitive decline

A new study indicates that a combination of smoking and heavy drinking habits can contribute to the acceleration of age-related cognitive decline.

Study: Vitamin B treatment can prevent Alzheimer's disease

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.

Scientists explain how the brain 'rewires' itself after injury

A team of scientists say they have discovered the exact areas in the brain that take over when a brain injury occurs. These findings may lead to new treatments for several health issues.

Research: Cinnamon extract fights Alzheimer's disease

New research shows that cinnamon extract helps to reduce toxic proteins implicated in the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease. The spice also restores mental function.

Research: Vitamin E is critical against Alzheimer's disease

New research shows Vitamin E can fight Alzheimer's disease , and that Vitamin E levels can diagnose Alzheimer's. You must get enough of this important vitamin to prevent the illness.

'Brain pacemakers' eyed in fight against Alzheimer's

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.

Could coconut oil be the miracle cure for Alzheimer's?

Spring Hill - 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.

Study: Male DNA found in women's brains may curb Alzheimer's

A new study suggests that male DNA in female brains is generated during pregnancies and may affect the autoimmune system.

Potential new drug for Alzheimer’s disease

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.

Shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's

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.

Greek crisis: 90-year-old woman and son in double suicide leap

Athens - 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.

WHO: Dementia cases to triple by 2050

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.

Neuroscientists say memory pill cure for Alzheimer's on the way

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.

Can MRI replace PET scans in diagnosing Alzheimer's?

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.

Major step in treating Parkinson's with stem cell transformation

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.

Op-Ed: The Alzheimer's Effect Special

Alzheimer's disease comes in many forms and strikes individuals no matter their race or ethnicity. It doesn't affect just the person who has it, however, but those around the person as well.

Caregiver admits abuse after eating Alzheimer sufferer's meals

Lisburn - A carer in Northern Ireland has pleaded guilty to abuse after she was caught on camera eating the food intended for a 70-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer placed in her care.
 

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