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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

How do you know if your parent has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? If dad continually forgets where he puts his keys, or mom seems to get easily confused these days, does it mean they have Alzheimer’s? Not necessarily. Only a doctor can diagnose the condition. Every person experiences different symptoms, to different degrees. But… 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia   



Inflammatory mediator enhances plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive cognitive impairment and memory loss. Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the September 8 issue of the journal Neuron identifies a previously unrecognized link between neuroinflammation and the classical pathological brain changes that are the hallmark of the disease. In… Inflammatory mediator enhances plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease   



Small Amount of Exercise Could Protect Against Memory Loss in Elderly, Study Suggests

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that a small amount of physical exercise could profoundly protect the elderly from long-term memory loss that can happen suddenly following infection, illnesses or injury in old age.

In the study, CU-Boulder Research Associate Ruth Barrientos and her colleagues showed that aging rats that ran just… Small Amount of Exercise Could Protect Against Memory Loss in Elderly, Study Suggests   



Millions Worldwide Have Undiagnosed Alzheimer’s

As many as three-fourths of the 36 million people worldwide who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias have not been diagnosed, limiting access to treatment for patients and support for caregivers, a new report finds.

The report was released today by the global patient advocacy organization Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). It highlights what the… Millions Worldwide Have Undiagnosed Alzheimer’s   



Aging and Dementia: More Gray Hair and Less Gray Matter

The normal processes of the aging brain remain poorly understood, and some degree of memory loss is expected in usual senescence. Approximately 10% of the population over age 70 years will have significant memory loss, and at least half of these cases of dementia will be attributed to Alzheimer disease (AD). AD is perceived… Aging and Dementia: More Gray Hair and Less Gray Matter   



Nutritional intervention helps in mild Alzheimer’s disease

A second clinical trial of the medical food Souvenaid confirmed that daily intake of the nutritional intervention improves memory in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results of the trial - called Souvenir II - were presented at the 4th International Conference on Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) in San Diego, California on… Nutritional intervention helps in mild Alzheimer’s disease   



Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

“This is the first study to… Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease   



Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer’s

Searching for a better screen for early Alzheimer’s disease, researchers think they have found a marker of change in the brain that precedes the onset of the disease by five to 10 years.

The indicator of trouble to come, they say, is a shift in the levels of specific components of the cerebrospinal fluid… Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer’s   



Dementia remains ‘hidden disease’

AROUND 4,000 people are being diagnosed with dementia every year but it remains a largely hidden and largely invisible disease, a new report warned yesterday.

The report found that the diagnosis of dementia was the exception rather than the rule for those who lived at home, as opposed to in care.

There are now… Dementia remains ‘hidden disease’   



10 Alzheimer’s warning signs

Alzheimers symptoms and signs are unique on each patient. Through that it sometimes will be tricky to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
Several of the signs and symptoms present in Alzheimer’s disease also exist in other conditions and diseases.

Alzheimer’s disease is classified into several stages. Some doctors use a 7-stage framework, while others may… 10 Alzheimer’s warning signs   



Overeating can double the risk of memory loss

A new US study has found that people who eat too much in their seventies or older are doubling their risk of memory impairment, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

The study Daily Caloric Intake, Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment by Yonas E Geda, associate professor… Overeating can double the risk of memory loss   



When does head trauma in sports lead to memory loss?

A new study suggests there may be a starting point at which blows to the head or other head trauma suffered in combat sports start to affect memory and thinking abilities and can lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brain. The research was released today and will be presented as part… When does head trauma in sports lead to memory loss?   



Promising compound restores memory loss and reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s

A new ray of hope has broken through the clouded outcomes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A new research report published in January 2013 print issue of the FASEB Journal by scientists from the National Institutes of Health shows that when a molecule called TFP5 is injected into mice with disease that is the equivalent… Promising compound restores memory loss and reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s   



Sleep loss precedes Alzheimer’s symptoms

Sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer’s disease but do not yet have the memory loss or other cognitive problems characteristic of full-blown disease, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report March 11 in JAMA Neurology.

The finding confirms earlier observations by some of the same researchers.… Sleep loss precedes Alzheimer’s symptoms   



Dementia Facts And Statistics: Present And Future

Dementia is a subject that most people try to avoid. Just the thought of memory loss - in a loved one, friend, co-worker or, worse yet, ourselves - makes us terribly uncomfortable. Unless we are confronted directly with dementia, we prefer to think of it as “someone else’s problem.”

But dementia - one… Dementia Facts And Statistics: Present And Future   



Johns Hopkins research may improve early detection of dementia

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease.

The risk of developing dementia increases markedly when a person is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a noticeable… Johns Hopkins research may improve early detection of dementia   



New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers, a team of experts says.

Publishing their recommendations under the easy-to-remember acronym of “DICE”, the panel… New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs   



What’s Causing Your Memory Loss?

Everyone forgets things at some time. How often have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met?

Some degree of memory problems, as well as a modest decline in other thinking skills, is a fairly common part of aging. There’s a difference, however, between normal changes in… What’s Causing Your Memory Loss?   



USC neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer’s-associated plaques

New research from scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) shows that the body’s immune system may be able to clear the brain of toxic plaque build-up that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, reversing memory loss and brain cell damage.

The study, which appears in the… USC neurogeneticists harness immune cells to clear Alzheimer’s-associated plaques   



Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s disease

A novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.

The drug, commonly used to treat epilepsy, calms hyperactivity in the brain of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a clinically recognized… Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s disease   



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