Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's disease facts

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Scientists are making exciting headway in the search for a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the world’s preeminent physicians and neuroscientists met in Copenhagen for the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference (AAIC). The six-day gathering is the largest of its kind and featured more than 100 sessions on a diverse range of […]

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Alzheimer's disease treatment

Treats Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Researchers find that acupuncture may help Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers note that their findings suggest that acupuncture improves memory and prevents degradation of brain tissue. They note “that EA (electroacupuncture) may be a promising treatment for AD (Alzheimer’s disease) and may improve cognitive function. The findings are a result of a […]

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Many Don’t Want Test If Treatment Unavailable When researchers recently announced a promising new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — one that could be as simple to perform as a standard cholesterol test — reactions were mixed. While some experts heralded the news, others worried that, until effective treatments are available, learning that you’re likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Cause Neurodegenerative Disease Scientists have discovered a surprising link between Alzheimer’s disease and mad cow disease. Both diseases involve something called a prion protein. (Both diseases are deadly and contagious.) The finding, which appears in the journal Nature, could explain one of the great mysteries in Alzheimer’s disease: How components of the plaques that form […]

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Alzheimer's disease prevention

Alzheimer’s A Transmissible Disease Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it has become increasingly clear that it develops because of a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period of time. It is likely that the causes include some mix of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Takes Iron Lady In Britain, it has long been an open secret that former prime minister Margaret Thatcher has been sliding into dementia. “Open” because old friends and political allies can all see the changes in the proud woman known as the Iron Lady, particularly since she suffered a series of mini-strokes in […]

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Alzheimer's disease facts

Head Trauma, Prion Contamination, Neurotoxins All Trigger TSE All causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not clear and it is likely that there are several causes. Alzheimer’s disease causes changes or deterioration in certain areas of the brain that control thinking, communication, and behavior. Some of the deterioration may be related to a loss of chemical messengers in the brain […]

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Chamorro’s Battling Epidemic More than 50 years ago, U.S. Navy physicians stationed on Guam found a shocking rate of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is about 50 to 100 times higher than expected. Now, a new paper in the Nov. 11 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may revive one of the original ideas: that […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Infectious Proteins Driving Neurodegeneration The 1997 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to the American Stanley Prusiner for his pioneering discovery of an entirely new genre of disease-causing agents and the elucidation of the underlying principles of their mode of action. Stanley Prusiner has added prions to the list of well known infectious […]

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