Navigation Links
Dementia Rates Escalate as Brain Capacity Diminishes with Age
Date:2/9/2010

The latest report entitled Keeping Dementia Front of Mind highlights the prevalence of the brain condition for governments when making policy and budget decisions. Research has shown brainpower peaks in the mid-twenties and then declines and we lose up to 50% of our brain’s capacity by our mid-fifties. Quincy Bioscience is developing a new approach toward this growing problem.

Madison, Wis (Vocus) February 9, 2010 -- The latest report entitled “Keeping Dementia Front of Mind” highlights the prevalence of the brain condition for governments when making policy and budget decisions. Research has shown brainpower peaks in the mid-twenties and then declines and we lose up to 50% of our brain’s capacity by our mid-fifties. Quincy Bioscience is developing a new approach toward this growing problem.



There are 77 million Baby Boomers in the United States are rapidly growing. A discussion about dementia is uncomfortable, but will be impossible to avoid for many. “People are afraid of the unknown and scared of the memory loss they are seeing in aging relatives,” says Quincy Bioscience president Mark Underwood. “However, there is hope coming around the corner.”

Without a breakthrough in the fight against dementia, this number could jump to as many as 84 million who have age-related memory loss by the year 2040.    Dementia is a subject avoided by most. 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."
“Aging is scary and the solutions we have been researching can give people some peace. We now know why the brain loses its “horsepower” by age 55, and we have found a solution in nature to replace this key component.” Underwood continues, referring to his company’s discovery.

The hope lies within some technology developed at Quincy Bioscience, a biotechnology company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. They have developed a technology to help keep brain cells alive longer and hopefully to fight the ravages of dementia. “We have demonstrated keeping brain cells alive in animal tissues and these techniques crossover to help with the human mind also.” The key component was isolated in a jellyfish, a protein, a simple component that allows jellyfish to sting, but people not to be “stung” by the age-related changes that lead to dementia.

Underwood states, “Our population is "graying" and our citizens are living much longer than any previous generation. The fastest growing segment of our population is the over 80 age group, and the odds of becoming demented for the very elderly are much higher. So we have to act now, to protect our nation’s best and most precious resources, our brains.”

Quincy Bioscience (www.quincybioscience.com) is a biotechnology company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Quincy Bioscience is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel compounds to fight the aging process. The company's products focus on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms. Quincy Bioscience is developing health applications of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin for dietary supplement and pharmaceutical products. The company’s first product, Prevagen (www.prevagen.com), was launched in the fall of 2007 and is intended to supplement the loss of critical calcium-binding proteins depleted in the normal course of healthy aging.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**Health and dementia statistics are from the Alzheimer's Association, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Center for Disease Control, and Alzheimer's Australia.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb3582244.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
2. Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia
3. PA Soldiers and Sailors Home Dedicates 32-Bed Dementia/Alzheimers Unit
4. Antidepressant shows early promise in treating agitation and psychotic symptoms of dementia
5. Antidepressant as Good as Antipsychotics for Dementia
6. Falling Platelet Counts May Signal HIV-Linked Dementia
7. Tooth loss, dementia may be linked, JADA study suggests
8. Building efficient, effective, locally sensitive solutions for dementia care
9. Editorial says primary care system must change how it approaches dementia
10. Tooth Troubles Could Raise Dementia Risk
11. Dementia in More Educated Hits Later But Harder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dementia Rates Escalate as Brain Capacity Diminishes with Age
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... In ... Self-Funding Success website has recently developed and published an informational resource that addresses ... created based on common inquiries the site’s team of third party administrator (TPA) ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A minimally invasive porcelain veneer is increasing ... Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is informing dentists about the benefits of minimally ... dental laboratories and technicians that create these veneers. , According to National ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Kennett Square, PA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... reputation online and across a variety of business channels. , While many results ... aspects of any public relations program. , When it comes to measurement, firms ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... treatment, is proud to announce a new blog post about women’s hair loss. Although ... suffer from hair loss as they age. Menopause or genetics can be two reasons ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Nurse practitioners ... as their value increases in the healthcare workforce, according to a survey recently ... boards, career fairs, and candidate leads to healthcare employers of physicians and advanced ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)...  Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYRX, CYRXW) ("Cryoport" or the ... of common stock in an underwritten public offering under ... Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offering is ... be no assurance as to whether or when the ... size or terms of the offering. Cryoport also expects ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... CHICAGO , March 27, 2017  A ... Educators (AADE) found that Medicare,s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) ... diabetes testing supplies. The lack of choice forces beneficiaries ... can have dire health consequences. AADE,s ... reports by AADE and others pointing out the inherent ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ... 8IS) Invictus MD is pleased to announce it has ... trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.  ... a year of significant achievements for Invictus-MD. Some of ... crops at AB Laboratories Inc. ("AB Labs"), a Licensed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: