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Falling For Phone Scams Could Be Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease In Seniors Who Showed No Symptoms Of Dementia

Seniors who have little or no awareness of potential scams were found to be at greater risk for mild cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope that a scam awareness test could help diagnose dementia sufferers in the future.

Public Health April 15, 2019

Google Accused Of Profiting From Running Adverts For Unproven Dementia Supplements

Google is facing criticism for selling advertising to retailers of brain supplements under search terms “Alzheimer’s pills” and “dementia supplements”. No cure is currently available for dementia.

Wearable Tech March 27, 2019

Another Trial Fails To Find Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical trials for the drug aducanumab have now been halted as it has failed to rid patients of Alzheimer's disease. The heartbreaking news has left scientists looking for more ways to treat the condition.

Medicine March 26, 2019

Adults As Old As 87 May Still Grow New Brain Cells

Neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons, may still occur in older adults. Researchers, however, found that the process of making new cells is suspended in those with Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience March 25, 2019

Distant Relatives' Medical History May Indicate Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Individuals with first-degree and second-degree relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's have an increased risk of developing the same disease. Data also showed significant differences in gender and maternal or paternal origin.

Public Health March 19, 2019

Scientists Use Light And Sound To Clear Alzheimer's Plaque In Mice

Neuroscientists discovered that a combination of lights and sounds may help clear out brain plaques in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. The findings, although observed in mice, brought new hope that treatment breakthrough may be on its way.

Neuroscience March 16, 2019

Compound Found In Green Tea May Reverse Alzheimer's Symptoms

Scientists have identified two compounds found in green tea and carrots that can help retard the effects of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The team believes these components can have the same effects on human sufferers as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2019

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine March 13, 2019

Long-Term Use Of Oral Hormone Therapy Tied To Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

Post-menopausal women have greater dementia risk due to the decline in estrogen levels in the brain. A BMJ study concluded that the slight increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s due to oral hormone therapy should not be a cause for alarm.

Neuroscience March 7, 2019

Woman Says Hospital Left Her Mother With Alzheimer's Outside Care Facility At 2 A.M.

A woman says that a hospital left her 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer's disease outside her care facility in the middle of the night. She describes the incident as 'criminal.'

Feature | Health February 2, 2019

Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Neuroscience January 30, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment Linked To Dementia

Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Neuroscience January 28, 2019

Scientists Pinpoint Gum Disease Pathogen As Possible Cause Of Alzheimer's

New research identified the bacteria responsible for gum disease, as the possible culprit behind Alzheimer's disease. In mice, they found that the oral infection led to brain colonization of the bacteria as well as increased production of amyloid beta.

Public Health January 24, 2019

Elderly People Can Protect Their Aging Brain From Dementia With Housework, Exercise

Physical activities can protect older adults' brain from dementia. Intense activities and exercises are highly beneficial but light activities such as doing house chores can still provide benefit.

Public Health January 17, 2019

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines Could Improve Heart Health While Lowering Alzheimer's Risk

Lowering high cholesterol by eating healthy and exercising regularly will also decrease a person's risk of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's. In a new guideline for preventing and diagnosing high cholesterol, experts agreed risk assessment should be done regularly.

Public Health November 13, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018

Giving Sleeping Pills To Dementia Patients With Insomnia May Raise Fracture Risk By 40 Percent

The so-called Z-drugs often prescribed for people with insomnia may increase the risk of fracture by 40 percent. Here are some alternatives to giving sleeping pills to dementia patients.

Medicine July 26, 2018

Having High Blood Pressure Late In Life May Lead To Brain Illness, Study Warns

Elderly people with higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, a new study found. The researchers also saw a link between higher blood pressure in later life and Alzheimer’s disease.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Older Adults That Are 'Skinny Fat' May Develop Dementia

Scientists believe that adults that are considered to be skinny fat may develop dementia later on in their life. The researchers conducted tests on over 300 people to test this theory.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2018

Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.

Neuroscience July 3, 2018

Research Finds New Evidence Linking Herpes Virus And Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers found herpes virus strains in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, supporting a decades-old theory. Could this lead to new avenues in Alzheimer's research?

Neuroscience June 22, 2018

Sleep, Exercise, And A Little Wine Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep, exercise, and a little wine can help the brain to clean itself and flush out harmful waste associated with Alzheimer’s disease, scientists say. Here's how they came to these conclusions.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s Village Allows Patients To Roam Freely: Why Is Environment Crucial To An Alzheimer’s Brain

Creating an environment suitable for the overall health and well-being of Alzheimer’s patients is a top recommendation. A new Alzheimer’s village in France allows patients with dementia to socialize and roam freely.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

France Is Building An ‘Alzheimer’s Village’: What Patients Can Do Inside

There’s a so-called Alzheimer’s village being constructed in France, an experiment to determine whether such a settlement will provide better treatment for sufferers of the condition. It is modeled after a similar experiment in the Netherlands.

Neuroscience June 6, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Drinking Champagne, Consuming Fish Oil Pills, And Challenging Yourself Are Some Ways To Help Prevent Dementia

A professor from the United Kingdom has given six beneficial ways to help prevent dementia. Some of the suggestions include brain exercise, fish oil pill intake, and drinking at least 3 glasses of champagne a week.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

82 Year-Old Woman Suffering From Dementia Reportedly Regains Her Memory By Sticking To This Diet

An elderly woman and her son created a new diet regimen that helped regain her memory. The woman, 82, was suffering from dementia which she was diagnosed with in 2016.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Pokémon GO Helps Find Missing Man With Dementia

A Navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.

Neuroscience April 22, 2018

Youth In Polluted Cities Have Higher Risk For Suicide And Alzheimer's Disease

A study from the researchers at the University of Montana revealed that youth, who are living in highly polluted metropolitan areas, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Also, they are more prone to committing suicide.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 17, 2018

Researchers Propose New Way Of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Without Relying On Patient Behavior

More people could be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease once a new research framework is put into practice. Scientists propose that Alzheimer’s diagnosis should be based solely on brain tests and not on behavior.

Public Health April 16, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease Gene Successfully Removed From Human Brain: Is This The Cure We've Been Waiting For?

Scientists were able to successfully remove apoE4, a gene that caused Alzheimer's disease, from the human brain. The research might be science's best shot at finding the elusive cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine April 11, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Alzheimer's Disease: A Sleepless Night May Already Increase Risk

A new study proves the connection between sleep deprivation and the formation of one of the proteins in the brain that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that even just one sleepless night leads to higher risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2018

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

A report by the Alzheimer's Association revealed that Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans $277 billion in 2018. The figure is expected to increase to over $1 trillion by 2050, if a cure for the dreaded illness is not yet found.

Public Health March 21, 2018

Physically Fit Middle-Age Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely To Develop Dementia

Middle-age women who are highly fit are 90 percent less likely to be diagnosed of dementia within 44 years. If they do develop the neurological disease, they get diagnosed 11 years later than their moderately fit counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2018

Sleepiness During The Day May Be A Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study confirmed the link between sleepiness during the day and the buildup of amyloid in the brain. The accumulation of amyloid is one of the first pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

New FDA Guidelines Eases Approval For Neurology Drugs Including Treatment for Alzheimer's

The Food and Drug Administration recognized the urgent need for new medical treatments for many neurological disorders. The agency proposed to ease the guidelines for the approval of new drugs for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, migraine, and ALS.

Medicine February 19, 2018

Is Alzheimer's Contagious? Surgical Instruments May Spread Amyloid Protein Linked To Neurological Disease

A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?

Neuroscience February 18, 2018

Enzyme Inhibitor May Safely Reverse Alzheimer's Disease And Improve Memory

Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?

February 16, 2018

Stimulating Frontal Lobes Of The Brain May Slow Progress Of Alzheimer's Disease

A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience February 1, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Increase Dementia Risk Years After Accident

Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.

Neuroscience January 31, 2018

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clue To Fountain Of Youth

Naked mole rats should have a lifespan of six years but they can live to more than 30 years. These burrowing rodents may hold the secrets of longevity and treatment to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Feature | Health January 30, 2018

Poor Sleep Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

Do you take daytime naps often or wake up frequently at night? A new study indicates that disturbances in a person’s sleep-wake cycle and internal body clocks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2018

Brain Workout: Aerobic Exercise May Help Delay, Improve Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise has long been prescribed to improve the brain health of older adults. Now, researchers have found that aerobic exercise is the best to delay Alzheimer's disease or improve its symptoms.

Neuroscience January 27, 2018

Curry Ingredient Curcumin May Improve Mood And Memory In Just 18 Months

Curcumin, an ingredient found in Indian curry, were linked to improvements in memory and mood of participants in an 18-month study. Those who consumed curcumin also showed less signals of tau and amyloid, proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2018

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