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Man with dementia missing in Weston

Police are looking for a 62-year-old Wausau man with dementia who was last seen on Saturday.

Paul Kulp got a cab ride from Aspirus hospital to the Cheng Garden in Weston on Saturday. He used the bathroom and then left the restaurant on foot.

Kulp is 6 feet tall, weighs 300 pounds, has brown… Man with dementia missing in Weston   



The difference between dementia, Alzheimer’s

Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
Dementia is a generalized term used to refer to brain-related loss of memory, communication and daily skills that hamper a person’s ability to live independently. As dementia progresses, the person’s self care habits decline and there are definite mood and personality changes. Loss of… The difference between dementia, Alzheimer’s   



Protein in the brain could be a key target in controlling Alzheimer’s

A protein recently discovered in the brain could play a key role in regulating the creation of amyloid beta, the major component of plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Temple University’s School of Medicine.

A group led by Domenico Pratico, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology at… Protein in the brain could be a key target in controlling Alzheimer’s   



Three Early-Warning Alzheimer’s Tests

Two new studies involve electrical brain signals and structural changes in the brain, and a skin test study was reported in the past year.

EEG Signals
Researchers at Rowan, Penn, and Drexel universities determined that Alzheimer’s disease could be accurately diagnosed between 80 and 90 percent of the time by using electroencephalogram (EEG)… Three Early-Warning Alzheimer’s Tests   



Alzheimer’s Disease: Tau Spreads in the Brain, Not Between People

Tau tangles are one half of the twin hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease - the half that is most closely tied to the death of neurons. A study in the February 1 PLoS One offers evidence that the toxic forms of tau that cause these tangles spread throughout the brain by moving from one… Alzheimer’s Disease: Tau Spreads in the Brain, Not Between People   



Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell to brain cell, two new studies in mice have found. But instead of viruses or bacteria, what is being spread is a distorted protein known as tau.

The surprising finding answers a longstanding question and has immediate implications for developing treatments, researchers… Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer’s   



Alzheimer’s Disease Study Shows How The Disease Progresses

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute in Cambridge New have made new progresses in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, published this in Science Translational Medicine, highlights the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and Down’ s syndrome.

The scientists used human induced pluripotent cell donated by volunteers with… Alzheimer’s Disease Study Shows How The Disease Progresses   



Fish oil prevents atrial fibrillation

The three most important components of fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). Extensive research has established that EPA and DHA play a vital role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack, angina, stroke, congestive heart failure, depression and cancer. Clinical trials have also shown that… Fish oil prevents atrial fibrillation   



Dementia care offered by Aging Care

Aging Care Connections will offer two dementia care classes beginning in March.

The first is a five-session class for caregivers of individuals with late stage Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias.

The sessions will take place on Wednesdays beginning March 7 and ending on April 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at… Dementia care offered by Aging Care   



How to Recognize Dementia Symptoms

The term dementia describes a group of common symptoms associated with illnesses caused by gradual and progressive death of the brain cells. Some examples of diseases presenting with dementia symptoms are Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Pick’s disease, etc. Since there is no way these dead brain cells can be revived, dementia as it progresses can… How to Recognize Dementia Symptoms   



Omega-3s may help lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Eating foods such as chicken, fish and nuts may help lower blood levels of a protein strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease and memory problems, according to new research.

In the Columbia University study, people who consumed diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had significantly lower levels of a protein called beta-amyloid in their blood… Omega-3s may help lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease   



Signs of Alzheimer’s, but not other dementias, are often seen first by relatives

“Is it Alzheimer’s?” A concerned daughter silently mouthed that question to Marvin M. Lipman, Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser, after a lengthy office visit during which she had described her mother’s increasing loss of short-term memory and occasional erratic behavior.

The focus of this attention was an 85-year-old retired college professor, a seemingly healthy… Signs of Alzheimer’s, but not other dementias, are often seen first by relatives   



Alzheimer’s Gene Causes Brain’s Blood Vessels to Leak, Die

A well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease triggers a cascade of signaling that ultimately results in leaky blood vessels in the brain, allowing toxic substances to pour into brain tissue in large amounts, scientists report May 16 in the journal Nature.

The results come from a team of scientists investigating why a gene… Alzheimer’s Gene Causes Brain’s Blood Vessels to Leak, Die   



GMCSF treatment associated with improved cognition in cancer patients, USF-Moffitt study finds

Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model and administered to cancer patients as part of their treatment regimen were linked to significant improvements in the patients’ cognitive function following stem cell transplantation, a preliminary clinical study reports.

The findings by researchers at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and Moffitt… GMCSF treatment associated with improved cognition in cancer patients, USF-Moffitt study finds   



Novel Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The onset of these devastating diseases is associated with the inappropriate clumping of proteins into particles that… Novel Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease   



New model could lead to improved treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Florida and The Johns Hopkins University have developed a line of genetically altered mice that model the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This model may help scientists identify new therapies to provide relief to patients who are beginning to experience symptoms.

The researchers report their findings in the current… New model could lead to improved treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s   



Improved Detection of Frontotemporal Degeneration May Aid Clinical Trial Efforts

A series of studies demonstrate improved detection of the second most common form of dementia, providing diagnostic specificity that clears the way for refined clinical trials testing targeted treatments. The new research is being presented by experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at the American Academy of Neurology’s… Improved Detection of Frontotemporal Degeneration May Aid Clinical Trial Efforts   



Team Unravels Central Mystery of Alzheimer’s

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shed light on one of the major toxic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. The discoveries could lead to a much better understanding of the Alzheimer’s process and how to prevent it.

The findings, reported in the April 10, 2013 issue of the journal Neuron, show that brain… Team Unravels Central Mystery of Alzheimer’s   



Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians.

The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of… Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans   



PET Finds Increased Cognitive Reserve Levels in Highly Educated Pre-Alzheimer’s Patients

Highly educated individuals with mild cognitive impairment that later progressed to Alzheimer’s disease cope better with the disease than individuals with a lower level of education in the same situation, according to research published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In the study “Metabolic Networks Underlying Cognitive Reserve in Prodromal… PET Finds Increased Cognitive Reserve Levels in Highly Educated Pre-Alzheimer’s Patients   



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