AC/DC Founder Rocked By Brain Disease

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 […]

Eye Test Might Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

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 […]

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 circles containing certain designs match each other, which exercises the hippocampus portion of their brain. […]

Does Marijuana Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Active Ingredient A Brain Stimulant A paper published by the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests that the chemical compounds in marijuana likely prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and age-related dementia. Chronic brain inflammation, oxidative stress, and intra-cellular dysfunction are the primary reasons why people develop these debilitating neurological diseases. The study found […]

Alzheimer’s Test Raises Ethical Issues

Many Don’t Want Test If Alzheimer’s Treatment Not Available By Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin 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 […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Third-Leading Cause Of Death

Alzheimer’s Disease Often Undiagnosed, Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease likely plays a much larger role in the deaths of older citizens than is reported, according to a new study that says the disease may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Alzheimer’s as the sixth-leading cause of […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Test Crashes University Website

Editor’s Note: The following article and the high demand for answers is very interesting. Last year, an expert panel told the Alzheimer’s Association International that 16 freely accessible online tests for the disease scored poorly on overall scientific validity, reliability and ethical factors. Ironically, doctors also are playing a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey when declaring a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s. At […]

When Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Not Precise By Richard C. Senelick, M.D. via Huffington Post Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is defined by progressive memory loss and the loss of other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is a common problem, and your chance of developing AD doubles […]

Alzheimer’s Drug Sales To Triple In Next Decade

Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs In High Demand Editor’s Note: This bold prediction about the growing demand for Alzheimer’s disease treatments further confirms the growth of the epidemic and the desperate search for preventions, cures, and treatments. Unfortunately, very few drugs make an impact on treatment in everyone and no drug is available today that prevents or […]

Alzheimer’s Therapy Possible In Insulin Regulator

Alzheimer’s Disease Connected To Diabetes Humanin is an amino acid known to play many roles in the human body. Alzheimer’s defense may be one of those roles. Humanin is a potential therapeutic agent for Alzheimer’s disease, and its derivative, S14 G-humanin, is much stronger in its neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer’s disease-relevant insults. Although effective, the […]