Alzheimer's disease among African Americans has been described as a silent epidemic. Beyond the acknowledgement that black people have high rates of dementia, more needs to be understood about the concept of dementia and the support available to and within the black community.
Marijuana May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Could caffeine reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease? Researchers at the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in Florida have found caffeine intake not only appears to protect against Alzheimer's but may actually help those who already have the disease.
Diabetes related sugar toxins called AGEs may make memory function worse according to reseach presented at the 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Researcher form the Universities of Virginia, Charlottesville and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio have found that diabetes medication Pioglitazone may also be a future treatment for Alzheimers disease
Growing evidence about connections between Alzheimer's and diabetes are being reported by researchers. The studies may have great implications for the future treatment of Alzheimer's disease
There are a number of Anti amyloid drug treatments in development for Alzheimer's Disease at the present time. This article explores and explains what scientists are doing in their fight to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease
One of the areas of great excitment for future treatments for Alzheimer's disease is into medications that will break down and possibly rid the brain of plaques and tangles that are thought to be responsible for brain damage associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at UC Irvine have found soluble beta amyloid kills brain cells rapidly and this could have implications for the medications currently in various stages of development.
Higher levels of physical function may be associated with a delayed onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease says researchers from University of Washington
The debate over what role aluminium has as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease has another interesting incident to study. Water supplies to 20,000 people in and around Camelford, England were contaminated when aluminium sulphate went into the wrong treatment tank. The death of resident Carole Cross from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease is causing concern. Very high levels of aluminium were also found in the affected areas of her brain tissue.
A research study for people living in nursing homes with severe Alzheimer's disease showed those taking Aricept (Donepezil) improved slightly. But do minimal improvements mean that a medication used in the early and moderate stages of Alzheimer's should be used in the later stages of dementia?
There have been higher than expected deaths in a Stage 111 drug trial using Aricept for vascular dementia report Eisai Co. Ltd
A study from the researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York believe their findings show that there is a link between people who have a lifetime history of major depressive disorder and Alzheimer's.
So far, amalgam fillings have the green light but the recommendation is for continued monitoring and further research in relation to Alzheimer's disease.
The largest sample research project to evaluate the genetic and environmental influences of Alzheimer's disease has found a strong genetic basis for the disease.
Latino's and people of Hispanic descent are over-represented in terms of dementia. Latino individuals may be diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 5 years earlier than Anglo's.
The degeneration of brain neural tissue seems to begin in middle age and leads to Alzheimer's disease
Dementia is nearly always associated with old-age but the evidence suggests this is not so clear cut
Vascular Risk Factors & Alzheimer's Disease
The follow up results for Alzheimer vaccine trials started in 2002 seem to hold some promise for the future.
Obesity in Middle Age Increases Dementia Risk
A report in the Archives of Internal Medicine says that the increased rate of flu vaccinations since the 1980's have not shown any decrease in flu related deaths.
Alzheimers disease is a silent epidemic that has slowly invaded the African-American community before most of us were even aware of its symptoms and its impact. These studies are sending us a clear wake-up call
Carriers of the e-4 allele suffer prospective memory problems
A new approach to vaccination against amyloid proteins has been reported with hopes for human trials in the near future.
Iris Murdoch's last book 'Jackson's Dilemma', published in 1995, demonstrated her use of simpler sentences and words, revealed later as signs of Alzheimer's.
Neuroimaging Funding for Alzheimer's
A group of drugs known as ACE inhibitors may slow the progress of Alzheimer's according to Japanese research
Brain over brawn wins out when it comes to the risk of getting Alzheimer's
It may seem a great idea to volunteer for a trial that holds up some hope of symptom relief, but as this article points out, you must prepare yourself for no effect and potentially negative effects
Twin studies research shows that while genes provide some indication of the risk of Alzheimer's a more complex relationship exists between genes and the way we live.
As we age, physical changes become all too obvious. Less obvious are the changes to the anatomy of the brain. In this article we take a brief tour over some of the major anatomical changes in the aging brain.
Doubts over the clinical effectiveness of the drug Aricept, the most widely prescribed medication for Alzheimer's, have been raised in an independent research study.
ADDL research is being taken very seriously by the pharmaceutical company Merck. Merck has stumped up 48 million dollars for research with the promise of a further 48 million should a vaccine be marketed.
Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute are beginning to think so. If the hypothesis is correct it could herald a complete turnaround in the way we think about the causes of Alzheimer's. Read more.
The necktie has always been viewed as a symbol of smartness and professionalism. Studies even show that men without a neck tie are viwed as less professional, reliable and competent. So what happens when we discover that the humble necktie is the breeding ground for some of the nastiest bugs around?
Which means that in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia the potential of knowing what area of the brain is involved in long term memory disruption and loss makes a contribution to future therapies.
Results of a study published in the Archives of Neurology link sufferers of diabetes as having a 65% higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A Toronto study shows that the use of antipsychotic drugs remains poorly regulated. Read more
Very characteristic changes to the brain occur in people with Alzheimer's disease. One of the most obvious and possibly best known, is the development of so-called plaques and tangles. In this article I take a look at plaques, tangles and genetic research
Three Swedish scientists from the Imanet PET centre in Uppsala, Sweden, have developed a technique that enables them to see how Alzheimer's disease affects the living brain. Review the implications in this summary.