Archive for October, 2013

When US scientists gave non-exercising mice a protein produced by exercising mice, they found it switched on genes that help preserve brain health and boost growth of new nerves in regions important for learning and memory… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the University of Florida (UF) McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Fat may be linked to memory loss"> Fat may be linked to memory loss

Posted October 11, 2013 By FuckAlzheimers

Although problems with memory become increasingly common as people age, in some persons, memories last a long time, even a life time. On the other hand, some people experience milder to substantial memory problems even at an earlier age. Although there are several risk factors of dementia, abnormal fat metabolism Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects millions of people worldwide. As a result of an increase in life expectancy, the number of patients with dementia is expected to increase dramatically… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro, McGill University, have made important discoveries about a cellular process that occurs during normal brain development and may play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A research team, headed by Theodore Friedmann, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, says a gene mutation that causes a rare but devastating neurological disorder known as Lesch-Nyhan syndrome appears to offer clues to the developmental and neuronal defects found in other, Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice has been blocked by an orally administered drug-like compound, successfully preventing neurodegeneration in the animals… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and targeting it may one day lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, research suggests… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Sleeping in regularly may not be a good idea if you want to keep your brain sharp, according to a new study that found people in their 60s and 70s who slept on average 9 hours or more in a 24-hour period showed a more rapid decline in Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe are entering their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but oftentimes leaving with deficits similar to those seen in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that persists for at least a year, according to Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final decision to cover beta amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging under coverage with evidence development (CED) for patients enrolled in an approved clinical study… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that the commonly prescribed drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and that they may even protect against dementia when taken for more than one year… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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How to stay sharp in retirement"> How to stay sharp in retirement

Posted October 3, 2013 By FuckAlzheimers

The more you want to use your brain – and the more you enjoy doing it – the more likely you are to stay sharp as you age. This is according to findings recently published in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences by a team of researchers from Concordia University’s Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which have been linked to defective proteins clumping together in the brain. With proteins, shape is everything… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A large, long-term study reveals that dealing with stress during middle age may trigger lasting physiological brain changes, increasing the risk of developing dementia later in life. This finding comes from the Prospective Population Study of Women in Gothenburg, Sweden, which started in 1968 and followed over 800 Swedish women Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Data presented at the XXI World Congress of Neurology in Vienna suggest that DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT imaging could add value to current diagnostic tools used by physicians to diagnose patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) by improving physician’s ability to definitively diagnose the disorder and increase Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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