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Genetic variant conveys significant protection against Alzheimer's disease
Source: Genetics News From Medical News Today [2014.07.17]
Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys...

Alzheimer's disease not prevented by B vitamins
Source: Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today [2014.07.17]
Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data...

Simple Eye Tests to Detect Alzheimer's Disease in the Works
Source: Medscape Today Headlines [2014.07.16]
Two novel, noninvasive, and relatively simple eye tests show promise as potential screening tools for early Alzheimer's disease.
Medscape Medical News

Neurogenesis in Alzheimer's disease promoted by ADSCs transplantation
Source: Stem Cell Research News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
Recent evidence has demonstrated that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the brain of adult rat or mouse models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and improve tissue and...

Noninvasive retinal imaging device may provide highly predictive early detection of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2014.07.14]
A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to...

Hot Topics 2014: Alzheimer's Disease Revisited
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.07.08]
(MedPage Today) -- Early this year we asked, "What will be the most important clinical developments in Alzheimer's disease in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we ask our experts how their predictions are holding up.

Researchers identify urgent need for Alzheimer's disease drug development
Source: Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry News From Medical News Today [2014.07.03]
An analysis of clinical trials shows that the pipeline for potential treatments of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is small and rate of success is limited, according to research published in the open...

New dementia care models to improve care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years.

Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide
Source: MedicineNet Swallowing Specialty [2014.03.26]
Title: Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's Disease
Source: MedicineNet Advance Medical Directives Specialty [2013.12.05]
Title: Alzheimer's Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's Disease - Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet rivastigmine Specialty [2012.02.07]
Title: Alzheimer's Disease - Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 2/2/2012 5:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 2/7/2012 2:00:43 PM

ARICEPT (Donepezil) effective for severe Alzheimer's disease
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Neurology
Donepezil reverses some aspects of cognitive deterioration seen in severe Alzheimer's disease.

Age-related changes in lateral ventricular width and periventricular white matter by diffusion tensor imaging
Source: Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today [2014.07.18]
Ventricular enlargement has been suggested as a structural biomarker for normal aging and progression of some illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease.

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.07.16]
Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life...

ANAVEX 3-71 highly effective and disease-modifying against all major Alzheimer's hallmarks in preclinical disease model
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2014.07.16]
Anavex Life Sciences Corp., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel drug candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease, other diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and various...

Don't Neglect Cataracts in Dementia Patients
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular [2014.07.15]
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- Cataract treatment for people with Alzheimer's disease improves quality of life and should not be dismissed as "wasted therapy" for people with dementias, researchers said here.

New technology reveals insights into mechanisms underlying amyloid diseases
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2014.07.14]
Amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, cataracts, and the spongiform encephalopathies, all share the common trait that proteins aggregate into long fibers which then form...

Four research trials show smell and eye tests offer potential to detect Alzheimer's early
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2014.07.14]
A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a...

Do Brain Games Build Bigger Brains?
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry [2014.07.14]
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- People who frequently engaged in cognitively-stimulating activities had greater volumes in key brain areas that may protect against Alzheimer's disease-related outcomes, researchers reported here.

Smoking increases risk of dementia
Source: Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today [2014.07.11]
Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, according to information published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Alzheimer's Disease...

Researchers identify urgent need for Alzheimer's drug development
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2014.07.07]
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD), revealing an urgent need to increase the...

Researchers propose 'simpler, more reliable' Alzheimer's diagnosis
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.07.04]
International experts reach a consensus on a simpler, more reliable way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease that promises to reduce the current 33% misdiagnosis rate.

Abnormal blood clots in the brain offer drug target for Alzheimer's
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2014.07.01]
Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can't work. That's why one of the culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of...

Caring for horses may ease symptoms of Alzheimer's
Source: Veterinary News From Medical News Today [2014.05.06]
Researchers from Ohio State University say that equine therapy - interaction with horses to stimulate emotional well-being - may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Research offers new insight into protein misfolding in neurodegenerative disorders
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2014.02.18]
Research by the University of Southampton has provided new insight into the consequence of accumulated 'misfolded proteins' in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Prion and Alzheimer's disease.

New insight into the consequences of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative disorders
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2014.02.17]
Research by the University of Southampton has provided new insight into the consequence of accumulated 'misfolded proteins' in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Prion and Alzheimer's disease.

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