Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that individuals with early onset Alzheimer’s disease—those under the age of 65—don’t benefit from deep brain stimulation, a treatment already proven to be effective for easing motor symptoms of people with Parkinson’s disease. “Our results suggest that as we look at deep brain stimulation […]Continue Reading ...
Chapman University has been awarded an additional $2.9 million to study Alzheimer’s disease, adding an existing $4 million in grant funding for the ongoing project. Now totaling $6.9 million awarded by The National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, this grant will continue to support Professor Hillard Kaplan’s work with the Tsimane people in Bolivia, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of Salk Institute researchers led by President Rusty Gage has been awarded $19.2 million over eight years by the American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment to investigate mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease and aging-related cognitive decline and uncover new therapies. This bold venture will comprehensively analyze interactions between five areas […]Continue Reading ...
Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research analyzed genome-wide […]Continue Reading ...
Eating healthy foods helps everyone stay well. It’s even more important for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips for healthy eating. Buying and Preparing Food When the person with Alzheimer’s disease lives with you: Buy healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products. Be sure to buy foods that the person likes […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 — Alzheimer’s patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs, new research finds. Specifically, the post-mortem study found that people who’d taken diabetes meds had fewer abnormalities in tiny blood vessels in their brains, and less abnormal gene activity. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: copyright American Heart Association Greater aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow, especially among individuals with increased genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The study, published recently in Circulation, supports emerging evidence that arterial stiffness, a hypertension-related factor, may play a role in cognitive decline, […]Continue Reading ...
Integral Molecular, the industry leader in membrane protein technologies, was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NIH to initiate a target discovery program for Alzheimer’s disease. Under the grant, Integral Molecular will use its highly successful Membrane Proteome Array (MPA) platform to discover novel neuroimmune targets for treating Alzheimer’s and other […]Continue Reading ...
A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in theJournal of Alzheimer’s Disease, […]Continue Reading ...
The experience of war can leave emotional and physical scars on those who serve in the military – scars that are visible years, even decades after service. Military service-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are common in veterans, and researchers are trying to find out how these conditions play a […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors use several methods and tools to help determine whether a person who is having memory problems has “possible Alzheimer’s dementia” (dementia may be due to another cause), “probable Alzheimer’s dementia” (no other cause for dementia can be found), or some other problem. To diagnose Alzheimer’s, doctors may: Ask the person and a family member […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 7 2018 Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. Rost9 | Shutterstock Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can make a big difference to disease progression, as treatments and interventions are more effective the earlier […]Continue Reading ...
To expand the understanding and explanation of Alzheimer’s disease, United States businessman James Truchard has given a $5 million USD gift to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Sciences to establish the Oskar Fischer Project. The initiative will engage the world’s brightest minds in a comprehensive literature review with the goal […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The […]Continue Reading ...
Innovative research aimed to possibly rejuvenate brain cells will be explored by six international researchers with the goal of discovering effective drugs for people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. All of the research is being funded by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Part the Cloud to RESCUE (REverse, reStore, Cease and UndErstand) Brain Cell […]Continue Reading ...
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