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
Tau, Amyloid Detection Could Improve Diagnostic Capabilities Researchers from Aberdeen have identified changes in the brains of those suffering early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A University of Aberdeen study confirmed for the first time that two proteins, assumed to contribute to the disease process, are both present at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Both are present in
CJD Often Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer’s Disease Maine Medical Center confirmed Friday that a patient treated at the hospital carried a rare, dangerous brain illness to which a “small number” of other patients may have been exposed, though the hospital called that risk “exceedingly low.” The patient has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD, a degenerative brain disorder
DNA Analysis Reveals Key Genetic Mutations, Therapies By Joana Fernandes, PhD Researchers reviewed the novel mutations found in genes associated with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Asian countries, arguing that identifying disease-associated mutations greatly contributes to the knowledge of the cause and effect of the disease. This information is also essential to develop preventive and therapeutic strategies. The study, “Mutations, Associated With
Brain Disease Found In Former Quarterback By John Branch, New York Times Shortly before he died in July, the former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him.
Sewage Sludge Contaminating Food, Water Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. People living across Scandinavia have some of the highest prevalence of the disease in the world. At least 50 million people already have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. It’s vastly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, doctors are withholding millions of additional
Sharif Latest Victim Of Global Epidemic Legendary actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed. He said that the 83-year-old actor was resting at his home in Egypt. No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old actor or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, revealed the diagnosis just a few days earlier.
Withholding Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Raises Concerns Over Malpractice, Collusion More than 50 million people around the world have a terminal diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s and related neurological disease is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death around the globe. Thanks to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, those numbers grew exploded overnight. The Alzheimer’s Association’s new report
Alzheimer’s Association Offers Recommendations For Faster Progress The U.S. Government has initiated a major effort to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup of nearly 40 Alzheimer’s researchers and scientists says the research milestones in the U.S. Government’s National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease must be broadened in scope, increased in scale,
Malcolm Young Leaves Band Because Of Dementia The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band because of dementia symptoms. “Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy,” they said in a statement, according to People magazine. The group