Category Archives: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Key Proteins Found In Early Phases Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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 … Continue reading

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New Drug Offers Promise Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Treatment Purges Plaque Deposits Within Brain A new drug that can treat Alzheimer’s disease is finally on the horizon after scientists proved they can clear the sticky plaques from the brain which cause dementia and halt mental decline. Hailed as the best … Continue reading

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Julianne Moore Earns Oscar For Portrayal Of Woman With Alzheimer’s Disease

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Julianne Moore. Her performance in Still Alice just earned her an Oscar for Best Actress at the 2015 Academy Awards. The movie and her role could change the face of Alzheimer’s disease forever. Please join us as we advocate … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Epidemic Worse Than Statistics Indicate

Caregivers Often Overwhelmed By Demands, Costs Sara Schupp hasn’t seen her mother in a while. She hopes to someday soon, but for now, it’s the difference between crying on the way to work every day for a week and functioning … Continue reading

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Top Researchers Collaborate On Alzheimer’s Diagnositics, Treatment

Prion Pioneer Prusiner Leads Research Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced that they have established a drug discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases. Under the terms … Continue reading

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Visual Test Can Distinguish Alzheimer’s Disease from Normal Aging

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 … Continue reading

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Living With Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Managing, Coping With Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Many years ago, I worked as a psychologist for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Toward the end of my last tour of duty, I visited Ryoanji, the famous Buddhist monastery and meditation rock garden … Continue reading

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New Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test

Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Can Improve Treatment A small study shows promising results that in the near future doctors will be able to predict Alzheimer’s disease accurately using only a simple blood test. As of now this is only a … Continue reading

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Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Misunderstood, Misdiagnosed

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Not Precise Usually we think of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as affecting seniors who are on up in years. It’s less well-known that 10 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have the early-onset variety. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike before 65 … Continue reading

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