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Alzheimer's: Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke

New Scandinavian research has found a connection between antiepileptic drugs and a higher risk of stroke, in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The effects were the same with old and new generation drugs for epilepsy.

Researchers try to detect Alzheimer’s disease early

Scientists have developed a method for the earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The method may be able to detect the neurodegenerative condition up to two decades earlier than current assessments.

A major Alzheimer’s Disease breakthrough is on horizon

Scientists have discovered how to inject substances into the human brain, offering potential to treat Alzheimer’s. The research proposes that those suffering from the disease could be given a weekly injection and, in effect, be cured.

Study: Cocoa antioxidants helps reverse age related memory loss

New York - If you find you have become more forgetful lately, you may want to consider munching on some dark chocolate according to a study released on Sunday.

‘Alzheimer’s in a Dish’ a breakthrough in search for cure

Scientists have succeeded in replicating human brain cells with typical Alzheimer’s Disease structures. Up to now, researchers searching for a treatment have had to work with mouse brains, an imperfect and unsatisfactory substitute.

Is an Alzheimer’s disease treatment imminent? Special

A novel compound called IRL-1620 may be useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease as it has been shown to prevent cognitive impairment in animal models.

Clinical trial to test effects of coconut oil against Alzheimer’s

New research suggests that coconut oil may help fight Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and a clinical trial will be conducted to test its effects against AD.

Illness after heart surgery linked to specific genes

Long-term complications after heart surgery, which can affect memory and thinking, appear to be linked to particular genes.

Is it possible to 'sniff out' Alzheimer’s?

A remarkable and inexpensive peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer’s in its early stages.

Is a blood test for Alzheimer’s possible?

According to a new research paper, a new blood test has been developed which predicts Alzheimer’s disease with 93 percent accuracy.

'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.

Former Tennessee star runs to support Pat Summit foundation Special

Uncasville - Former University of Tennessee basketball star Kara Lawson has announced she will run in the 2nd annual NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K in order to raise money and awareness for the Pat Summit Foundation.

Former Tennessee star runs to support Pat Summit foundation Special

Uncasville - Former University of Tennessee basketball star Kara Lawson has announced she will run in the 2nd annual NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K in order to raise money and awareness for the Pat Summit Foundation.

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.

Hope for Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists discovered a new link for Alzheimer's Disease. This news could lead to millions of people being saved from the humiliation of Alzheimer's.

Op-Ed: Sugar makes you stupid, if it doesn’t try to kill you as well

Sydney - Sugar can do horrible things to your brain. It effectively sabotages synapses, according to a new study. Given that the average American (That poor bastard, didn’t know he was still around) consumes 40kg of sugar per year, that’s not great news.

GPS shoes become latest tool to track seniors with Alzheimer's

A newly marketed shoe with a built-in global positioning system has become the latest tool available to quickly track seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia sufferers who wander away from their homes and loved ones.

Blood test for Alzheimer's disease may hit market soon

A study from Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that a biochemical diagnosis can identify patients with Alzheimer's disease in the early stages. The blood test could be at your doctor's office soon.

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.

Big Pharma looking for cure for Alzheimer's Disease

Nearly 100 drugs are in the clinical trial phase or under federal review for use in treating Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, pharmaceutical industry analysts report.

Is There Another Cause of Alzheimer's Disease?

Scientists doing research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal have uncovered one of the root causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Potential New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Intellect Neuroscience announced that a Phase 1b clinical trial of OXIGON (OX1) showed that this Alzheimer’s drug is safe and well tolerated at all dosages.

Heavy smokers have much greater risk of developing dementia

Heavy smoking increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia at least 157 percent, according to a new study.

Is Alzheimer's disease contagious?

Alzheimer's disease is caused partly by the build-up of abnormal proteins in the brain. Scientists already know that one of these abnormal proteins, amyloid peptides also called beta amyloids, can be infectious.

Is Vitamin B12 the Answer to Reducing Alzheimer's Risk?

A Finnish study suggests a diet rich in Vitamin B12 protects your brain from Alzheimer’s disease but the trial small. The results are promising.

1% of global GDP spent on Alzheimer's care

Dementia, whether caused by Alzheimer's or other illnesses, is a heavy hit to the global economy, says a report titled The World Alzheimer Report 2010.

Study: Alzheimer's Risk Greater with Weaker Muscles

A study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has revealed that people who are physically stronger stand a better chance of avoiding Alzheimer's disease than those who are physically weak.

Loneliness Link with Alzheimer's

A large US study suggests that loneliness contributes to the chances of getting Alzheimer's disease.

How to Recognize Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent discovers aid in identifying subtle mental characteristics caused by the disease.

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