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‘Desperately Slow’ Period in Alzheimer’s Drug Development

There is an urgent need to ramp up the number of therapies entering the Alzheimer’s disease pipeline, according the Cleveland Clinic’s second annual analysis of Alzheimer’s disease drug development. If changes aren’t made, the...

Ending the Shame and Blame About Alzheimer’s

How Are They Shared? A new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another kind of...

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Helps Preserve Memory and Protect Against Alzheimer’s

The Mediterranean diet is widely associated with an array of health benefits including lower incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), in Philadelphia, have found that one...

Evolving clinical trial designs in Alzheimer’s – A double-edge sword?

With repeated clinical-stage failures in the past 15 years, drug development in Alzheimer’s disease(AD) defines “hard.” Yet, pharmaceutical companies—large and small—persist in the hopes of succeeding where so many have failed and to reap the ultimate...

6 Future Tests That Could Help With Earlier Detection of Alzheimer’s

When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the condition is already fairly advanced and treatment can offer little in the way of slowing down the progression. At this point, treatment only makes the patient more comfortable....

This Is What Alzheimer’s Disease Does To The Brain

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. While symptoms of AD such as memory loss and impaired judgement are widely recognized, we know less...

Higher alcohol consumption leads to greater loss of muscle tissue in postmenopausal women

If you feel as though you can’t do as much physically as you’ve gotten older, there may be a reason. Both aging and menopause are known to affect sarcopenia, which is a loss...

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain – 7 Small Steps to Big Changes

My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live. These measures have one unique thing in common – any person can...

Toronto neuroscientist tackling science, sex and sexism in women’s health

Gillian Einstein, a distant cousin of Albert Einstein, is exploring why brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disproportionately affect women. Her research raises a difficult question – Do cultural practices and health anomalies reflect differences between the...

Death rate from Alzheimer’s rises dramatically over 15 years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a grim report about Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and...

MIND YOUR STRESS – Live Your Life With Less Stress & More Balance

Stress is an inevitable part of life, but can be detrimental to your health when it is at chronic levels for long periods of time. The good news is that there is...

PARKINSON’S DISEASE – There are Differences for Women

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that it involves progressive loss of the structure or function of neurons (cells that transmit nerve impulses). It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s...

Can Colouring or Playing Sudoku Really Boost Your Brain Power?

No one wants to face the fact that as we age, our brains diminish. We forget things we once easily remembered. We lose our concentration during a conversation. So when we heard that coloring...

The Many Causes of Memory Loss (That Aren’t Alzheimer’s)

It is understandable to worry when you experience bouts of forgetfulness. With an aging population, Alzheimer’s disease has become increasingly prevalent and a growing concern for the general public. Before hitting the panic button, however,...

The silent epidemic ‘crippling’ women

Unhealthy habits are driving up rates of disease and dementia in women, despite decades of public health promotion. Women are still more likely to suffer vascular disease and stroke than men, and face a...

Omega-3 & omega-6 linked to brain health

Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging. The studies add to the evidence that dietary...

Walking linked to improved brain function

A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia,...

Power up your brain health by powering down your phone

In today’s extremely frenetic work environment, some reports say that we check our phones up to 85 times or more a day. This means our brains have to process a vast amount of...

Volunteering can reduce dementia risk in seniors

Seniors now have a greater incentive than ever for doing volunteer work in their retirement years, in light of a new study that shows volunteering can substantially reduce the development of dementia. The study, led by University...

Gender gap in Alzheimer’s disease rates

Every day, Alzheimer’s disease forces women to make hard, life-altering choices about their careers, relationships, and finances. Christell and Shari Anderson are two of them. In 2004, Christell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which...

Getting lost could be the first sign of Alzheimer’s

Getting lost, even if you are in a familiar location, could be one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s, scientists have discovered. A new study from Edinburgh University called the Prevent project, which involves...

Can Loneliness Affect Your Cognitive Health?

No matter at what age, we have all experienced a sense of isolation and the sinking feeling of loneliness – whether you were not invited to go out with work colleagues for drinks, or you...

Tech Tools – Supporting Independence, Quality of Life & Safety

Dementia is a progressive disease that, over time, makes everyday activities increasingly difficult, and sometimes unsafe. Cognitive assistive technologies are devices or systems that help improve independence, safety and quality of life for individuals with...

Strong Body, Strong Mind

Exercise is good for your entire body, including your brain. Much research has focused on the benefits of aerobic exercise for brain health, but more recently scientists have turned their attention to studying the effects...

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