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Alzheimer's disease facts

President Bush Had Parkinson’s Disease George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away today. The two-time vice president under Ronald Reagan lived with vascular parkinsonism for several years. At age 94, Bush was the longest living president in history and an inspiration for others with neurodegenerative disease. Last week also saw the passing […]

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Tau, Amyloid Detection 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 an area of the […]

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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 raises many […]

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Research, Prevention, Treatment The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease could increase by more than 600 percent in the UAE within the next 15 years if preventative measures are not implemented immediately, leading medical experts have warned. The incurable progressive brain disorder currently affects only about 4,300 residents in the UAE, but the high prevalence of chronic […]

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Diagnosing Dementia With Ocular Examination Two novel, noninvasive, and relatively simple eye tests show promise as potential screening tools for early Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Preliminary results from 2 studies presented here at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2014 show that beta-amyloid detected in the eyes significantly correlated with the burden of beta-amyloid in the […]

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Visual Cognition Key To Early Diagnosis Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very mild Alzheimer’s disease or the normal aging process. The simple test asks subjects to determine if circles containing certain designs match each other, which exercises the hippocampus portion of their brain. […]

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Brain Stimulants and Alzheimer’s Disease Citalopram, an antidepressant better known as Celexa, has a remarkable side effect, a In both mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease and in healthy human volunteers. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drives down the production of beta-amyloid, which is thought to short-circuit the brain’s wiring. In study participants free of […]

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Early Intervention and Discrimination A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test that they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s disease within 2-3 years. If it works as hoped, such a test could have a profound impact on the long-term care insurance […]

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Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis A small study shows promising results for a test that could detect Alzheimer’s disease with a simple blood test. The implications are profound. As of now this is only a short-term test—it predicts Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of cognitive decline within the next three years or so. Nonetheless, within these parameters the […]

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Less Likely To Receive Diagnosis The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to raising awareness of this fatal brain disease and its warning signs in diverse populations during Black History Month and year round. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Facts and Figures report, African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia than whites but […]

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