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 […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Targets Prions

More Evidence That Prions Cause Alzheimer’s Disease ProMIS Neurosciences highlighted the growing mountain of research, which calls out Amyloid-beta and Tau prions (proteins), as the root cause for Alzheimer’s disease. The company released a white paper today compiling the scientific data as the basis for new treatments. In the white paper, the company provided a concise […]

Brain Disease The Fastest Growing Cause Of Death

More Than 50 Million People Have Alzheimer’s Disease Neurodegenerative disease is now a global epidemic among many mammals, including humans. Advocates claim that mismanagement and misinformation around the world are fanning the flames and putting millions of people in harm’s way. Anywhere from 50-100 million people around the world are dying of brain disease. Millions […]

Alzheimer’s Symptoms Impacted By Antioxidant

Fisetin Helps Maintain Brain Function In Tests An antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound—a flavonol called fisetin—prevented […]

Vitamin E Treats Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Managed Best By Nutrition According to a new report in JAMA, vitamin E can help people cope with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers also found that the treatment reduced burden on caregivers. Both Vitamin E and memantine, an FDA-approved drug, have been shown to slow the rate of progression of moderately severe […]

Alzheimer’s Researchers In Japan Make Breakthrough

Protein Formations Key In Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Japanese researchers claim to have developed a compound to suppress the formation of a protein that causes Alzheimer’s disease. Satoru Funamoto, associate professor of neuropathology at the Doshisha University and colleagues, said they hoped the substance, which inhibits the formation of beta amyloid, might help establish preventive measures against […]

Antioxidant Slows Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Might Delay Disease Onset Oxidative stress and neuronal energy depletion are characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been hypothesized that, because of this, pro-energetic and antioxidant drugs such as alpha-lipoic acid might delay the onset or slow down the progression of the disease. In one study, alpha-lipoic acid was given daily to nine […]

Top Alzheimer’s Drug Deemed Ineffective

Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease Elusive A popular drug used to treat Alzheimer’s patients appears to provide no benefit to those who may be in the early stages of the disease, CNN reports. Although the drug is approved by the FDA for only moderate to severe cases, many physicians have been prescribing it off-label for milder […]