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Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease By Marcia J. Egles, MD, from “Omega-3 fatty acids: potential role in the management of early Alzheimer’s disease by Gregory A Jicha, in Clinical Interventions in Aging March 24, 2010. A comprehensive review of the role of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is encouraging. More than 30 […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Contamination In Medical, Dental Clinics Editor’s Note: Although we agree with the following article to some extent, it overlooks the possibility of contracting Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of deadly prion disease from contaminated dental instruments. We can only assume that a certain percentage of people who have prion disease (Alzheimer’s and CJD, for […]

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Caregivers Overwhelmed By Alzheimer’s Disease We know a lot about Alzheimer’s disease. For example, we know that it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. We know that one in three seniors dies with some form of dementia. And we know that over 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s. But there are […]

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Oils Help Brain Metabolize Proteins Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disease whose incidence is clearly on the rise in America. Fortunately, a significant number of research dollars are currently being spent to try to understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease. ApoE-4, a particular allele of the apolipoprotein apoE, is a known risk factor. Since apoE plays […]

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Neurodegenerative Disease Surging Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, and it is estimated to affect some 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Two Parkinson’s disease research projects at Danish drugmaker Lundbeck will receive funding from the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) in the order of 5.5m Danish krone (around […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Not Precise By Richard C. Senelick, M.D. via Huffington Post Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is defined by progressive memory loss and the loss of other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is a common problem, and your chance of developing AD doubles every […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Mutate, Migrate Throughout Body Alzheimer’s disease proteins form and accumulate differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may be impossible. With Alzheimer’s disease a protein called amyloid-beta forms fibers that congregate into plaques. These protein formations appear to be toxic and destructive to brain cells. The neurodegeneration associated with […]

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Bad Cholesterol Promotes Amyloid Plaques A study from the University of California, Davis, found that low levels of bad LDL cholesterol and high levels of good HDL cholesterol are linked to lower levels of amyloid plaque in the brain. Accumulation of amyloid plaque is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in the the journal JAMA Neurology. Bruce Reed, lead […]

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Early Detection and Improve Treatment Using high-resolution functional MRI (fMRI) imaging in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and in mouse models of the disease, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer’s disease — where it starts, why it starts there and how it spreads. In addition to advancing understanding of Alzheimer’s, the […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Diseases It’s not clear how the tangles of the protein tau commonly seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease spread throughout the brain in the course of disease—and to a modest extent in ordinary aging. But European researchers recently described an experiment in transgenic mice in which extracts containing tau tangles appeared to induce the formation and […]

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