Burden Of Care For Alzheimer’s Disease Rising Fast

Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia diagnoses in 2015 and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in … Continue reading Burden Of Care For Alzheimer’s Disease Rising Fast

Prions Detected In Human Skin

Raises Concerns About Prion Pathways Researchers have found abnormal prion protein in the skin of 23 people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Meanwhile exposing mice to skin tissue taken from the CJD patients caused them to develop prion disease. The study has raised questions about the possibility of prion diseases being transmitted during medical … Continue reading Prions Detected In Human Skin

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Answers To Alzheimer’s Begin With The Truth President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people diagnosed (and still alive) with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. The X factor is the millions who … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Simple Steps To Protect Your Brain

Nutrition, Exercise The Best Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease As we age, cognitive decline is common, there is much that we can do to boost our brainpower, while promoting overall health. Neuroplasticity means the brain can grow, rewire, adapt and strengthen when properly stimulated. Recent studies suggest physical and mental exercise, a healthy diet and other … Continue reading Simple Steps To Protect Your Brain

Patients With Neurodegenerative Disease Produce Infectious Waste

Caregivers Caught In The Crossfire Of Misinformation, Mismanagement Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people now. Despite millions of Alzheimer’s-related fatalities annually, experts suggest that the prevalence of the disease among the living will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner. Some advocates are … Continue reading Patients With Neurodegenerative Disease Produce Infectious Waste

Prion Surveillance Center Fighting For Life

Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting All Caused By Prions By John Fauber, Reporter, MedPage Today When Tim Suroviak developed cognitive problems after coming home following heart surgery last year, one of the first questions doctors asked was whether he was a hunter. He was not, though his family did eat venison a few times … Continue reading Prion Surveillance Center Fighting For Life

Preventing Dementia A Major Challenge

New Report Offers Little Hope In Battle Against Neurodegenerative Disease By Sharon Begley, STAT Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments have met failure after failure. Many people have decided that prevention is the only hope. Unfortunately, a U.S. panel of experts claims that prevention might be just as elusive as a cure. From physical activity to avoiding high … Continue reading Preventing Dementia A Major Challenge

New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

Prion Disease A Spectrum Disease By the time Kay Schwister got her diagnosis last summer, she couldn’t talk anymore. But she could still scowl, and scowl she did. After weeks of decline and no clue what was causing it, doctors had told Schwister — a 53-year-old vocational rehab counselor and mother of two from Chicago … Continue reading New Diagnosis For Neurodegenerative Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Influenced By Acidity

pH Level Might Deter, Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years. New research led … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease Influenced By Acidity

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Science, Evidence Proving Transmissibility If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every day thanks to mismanagement and misinformation. Infectious proteins known as prions are involved with most forms of neurodegenerative disease. … Continue reading Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious