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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...

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Hails National Dementia Strategy Bill

Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) welcomes the passage of Bill C-233, an act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. “Dementia is a looming public health challenge for Canada and we are...

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...

Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer’s

In the last decade, mounting evidence has linked seizure-like activity in the brain to some of the cognitive decline seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of epilepsy and nearly...

Physical Activity Is Linked to Brain Health

Scientists studying Alzheimer’s have found that staying moderately active can lead to healthier brain functions in those at risk of developing the disease, potentially giving us another clue how to beat the condition. In...

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....

Effects of solitary living on health care for Alzheimer’s disease patients

Swedish researchers report in an article published in the Journal of Alzheimer´s Disease that 46% of patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease in Sweden live alone in their homes, in particular, older women. The patients who...

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...

Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer’s

Older adults with elevated levels of brain-clogging plaques — but otherwise normal cognition — experience faster mental decline suggestive of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by the Keck School of Medicine...

Even Moderate Drinking May Harm Brain Function

Alcohol consumption, even in moderation, is linked to a greater risk of adverse brain outcomes and a more severe decline in cognition, according to a new U.K. study published in the journal The BMJ....

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...

Study Reveals Toll of Dementia Care on Caregivers

Home Care Assistance, a provider of in-home care for seniors, released a study they commissioned through Research Now, illuminating the emotional impact of dementia caregiving in the United States. With one in four adults serving as a caregiver...

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...

Seizure-Like Brain Activity May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Development

Epileptic-seizure-like activity in a brain region called the hippocampus may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a case study involving two patients. And an anti-epileptic medicine may be able to slow the...

Tracking implants to locate wandering dementia sufferers

Professor June Andrews says advances in technology will mean a chip under the skin will save lives by pinpointing their location if they wander off.  She has even given her 20-year-old daughter the power of attorney to...

Dual gait testing may be an early predictor of dementia

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and...

KETONES – A POTENTIAL NEW ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT

Decades of research have revealed that brain glucose absorption is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), even before symptoms of cognitive decline appear. Glucose, derived from ingested carbohydrates, is the primary fuel used by...

Does It Hurt? Perception, Assessment & Treatment for Dementia Patients

  As people grow older, their risk of experiencing pain increases. The oldest population is hit the hardest, with pain prevalence rates of 72% among those aged 85 years and older. Given that dementia largely affects...