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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ngles form. The risk that these lesions will cause dementia increases with age; half of all people 85 and olde...otemporal dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the only form of dementia in which AB is involved. As ...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

... have been linked to keep some forms of cancer and dementia at bay. The study also noted that quercetin and kaempferol levels were also higher in organic tomatoes. Researchers elaborated that since flavonoids are produced as a result of nutrient deficiency, over-fertilising the soil in traditional farming...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...traditional two-step approach of first identifying dementia according to degree of functional disability, and ...sposal to improve the early, accurate diagnosis of dementia and develop more effective treatments," says the researcher. AD is a neurodegenerative disease ch...

Alcohol Does Not Destroy Brain Cells

...ow a bottle of wine a night can reduce the risk of dementia in old age," News.com.au quoted Professor Bartlett, as saying. Research also suggests we have an inbuilt repair kit, replenishing more than 100 billion cells in our brain every day of our lives. Researchers also found that in moderation, alcohol ...

Scientists Identify New Genetic Mutation Behind Common Dementia

... also known as Prick's disease . Frontotemporal dementia involves progressive shrinking of the areas of the... Unlike Alzheimer's disease, this Frontotemporal dementia does not affect memory in the early stages, according to the background information in an article pu...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

...imer's. Experts believe that delaying the onset of dementia by five years could save 30,000 lives annually. ... significance. "Early diagnosis allows people with dementia and their caregivers to start preparing for their future."...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

... degree of protection against Alzheimers and other dementia diseasesan effect often thought attributable to the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Some studies also suggest that omega-3 can have a therapeutic effect on some psychiatric conditions. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University ha...

Drug Firms Sue British Regulator Over Alzheimer's Drugs

..." Symptoms of Alzheimer's, the commonest form of dementia which affects about 450,000 people in Britain, include mood swings, confusion and withdrawal....

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...id deposition and decades before clinical signs of dementia are evident. We hope that our early intervention in this process will have a significant impact on the disease." Accera recently completed Phase IIb clinical trial that confirmed Ketasyn's safety and efficacy as measured by improvement in ADAS-Cog ...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

...on in old age was 2.6 times less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease than a cognitively inactive person in old age. This association remained after controlling for past cognitive activity, lifetime socioeconomic status, and current social and physical activity. "Alzheimer's disease is amon...

Many People With Early Dementia Can Drive Safely, Say Experts

...and find that the risk of crashes in patients with dementia is acceptably low for up to three years after diag...ver, cannot discriminate between people with early dementia and their ability to drive safely. Evidence from Scandinavia, Australia, and the United States also ...

Hoarding can Endanger Lives, Says New Study

...ding behaviour may also be present in persons with dementia In severe cases, clutter can get so out of control it can endanger lives-as in the case of a Houston woman who died in a 2006 fire because her clutter-filled home hindered firefighters' efforts to rescue her. "Hoarding is different from being dis...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...researchers evaluated which participants developed dementia over a six-year period. Based on preliminary re...re approximately 30 percent more likely to develop dementia than those with no lifetime secondhand smoke exposure. High exposure was defined as more than 30 yea...

Vaccine Prevents Prion Disease in Mice

...imals contaminated with prions. The disease causes dementia and abnormal limb movements. Prion is a protein that is also an infectious agent. The proteins are so similar to proteins found normally that the immune system does not fight them off. To develop a vaccine that would stimulate the mice's immune sys...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...ooked at 1,074 study participants who were free of dementia when they entered the study and who were being tre... versus non-centrally active drugs was related to dementia and cognitive decline. Compared to other anti-hypertensive drugs, there was no association betwee...

Estrogen May Be a Good Therapy for Women Before They Turn 65

...one therapy before the age of 65 cut their risk of dementia by 50%, as compared to women who were not on hormone therapy before the age of 65. This study was part of the Women's Health Initiative Memory, and holds a distinction of being the most exhaustive study in the US to look at prevention measures in ...

Large Intake of Calcium from Dairy Food Linked to Dementia in Elders

The brain damage and dementia in elderly people may be because of calcium and vitamin D in dairy products, suggests a new study presented at the Experimental Biology meeting in Washington DC. Scientists from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, said that too much calcium...

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Disorder and Dementia

...REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), and eventual onset of dementia or parkinsonism. Patients with RBD have a high ...ne of the earliest indicators thus far of eventual dementia or parkinsonism. While some patients dont exhibit symptoms of dementia, all patients we have seen wi...

A Drink a Day may Delay Dementia Progression

...cognitive impairment can slow their progression to dementia by having up to one drink of alcohol a day, a new ... is an intermediary stage between normal aging and dementia that is used to categorize people with mild memory or cognitive problems and no significant disabili...

Personality Changes may Help to Identify a Form of Dementia

... second most widespread neurodegenerative cause of dementia . It shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's ...sease can be potentially hazardous for people with dementia with Lewy bodies. The study found that even prior to diagnosis, people with dementia with Lewy bod...

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