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Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Research Shows

Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 …

Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease

Nature Medicine | Review Article<p>In this Review, Salter and Stevens discuss the role of microglia in CNS disorders such as autism, neurodegenerative …

Alzheimer's Disease

Administered early, an already approved drug may help stop Alzheimer’s progression

The Alzheimer's disease research community is in a great deal of flux at the moment. After a series of high-profile clinical trial failures, debate …

Dementia

Growing "Alzheimer's in a dish" reveals new potential treatment target

The human brain is a complicated piece of machinery, which makes it difficult to untangle illnesses like Alzheimer's. To improve our understanding …

Dementia

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Bill Gates' Latest Investment Seeks to Revolutionize How We Diagnose Alzheimer's

Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s.<p>And yet the disease, which affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans, is difficult and …

10 Venture Capital Investors That Every Entrepreneur Should Be Pitching Right Now

The most important factor in a successful funding round and a prosperous investor relationship is knowing who to present your pitch deck to and when. In this regard, I recently covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley legend and VC, Peter Thiel (see it here), where the …

Venture Capital

The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

Best Pitch Decks: The Early Stage Pitch Decks Of The Hottest Funded Startups

What does it take to create a winning pitch deck that gets your startup funded?<p>Whether you are still at seed stage, or are preparing for a follow up series of funding, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides. Not long ago I covered the pitch deck template that was created by Silicon Valley …

Startups

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Investing

Biogen Has Achieved A Major Turnaround Event For The Treatment Of Alzheimer's

Recently, <b>Biogen</b> (BIIB) and its partner <b>Eisai</b> (OTCPK:ESALY) announced a positive update from the phase 2 study in treating patients with early …

Can We Use Gene Therapy to Treat Alzheimer's Disease?

I have previously written about research that delves into episodic memory loss, which is the type of memory loss typically associated with …

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …

Alzheimer's: Aspirin may reduce toxic plaque

A new study published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> suggests that regular intake of low-dose aspirin may prevent Alzheimer's pathology from forming …

Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials

An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live …

The Wonder Drug That's Free

Medicine is expensive. From family physician visits to consultations with specialists to prescription drugs, long life is a major investment. But what if there was a free wonder drug that warded off everything from dementia and high blood pressure to diabetes and osteoporosis? Well, doctors and …

The Brain

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia typically associated with older adults. However, early-onset Alzheimer's disease occurs before the age of …

Growing evidence implicates herpes viruses in Alzheimer's

Beyond the chicken pox and flu, viruses are increasingly believed to play a role in other serious diseases, like cancer and brain diseases.<p><b>Case in</b> …

Alzheimer's Disease

New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs

Johnson and Johnson recently announced that it was halting a clinical trial for a new Alzheimer's drug after safety issues emerged. This latest failure adds to the dozens of large, costly clinical trials that have shown no effect in treating this devastating disease.<p>The growing list of failures …

Dementia

What if out current hypothesis for the cause of Alzheimer's disease is all wrong?

For decades, a single overriding hypothesis has guided the majority of research into Alzheimer's disease, but after a string of failed major clinical …

This French village is revolutionizing the way Alzheimer's is treated.

In 2019, 120 men and women will move into a village straight out of a storybook.<p>The residents of the village, located in southwestern France, will …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

The Silent Epidemic: Dementia's Global Impact

Nearly 50 million people globally are living with dementia. The condition strikes so often, so arbitrarily, and with such little warning that many have dubbed it the Silent Epidemic.<p>Most of us are familiar with the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Other common forms of dementia …

Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, concludes that cholesterol may play a significant role in the …

New dementia risk factors uncovered

Using a large and comprehensive database, researchers unearth new combinations of factors that increase the risk of dementia later in life. The …

How cholesterol in the brain may accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

A landmark study has revealed that cholesterol in the brain may play a fundamental role in catalyzing the formation of amyloid beta clusters, thought …

Study Finds Music May Help Alleviate Anxiety in Patients with Alzheimer’s

Music is powerful. People use music to relax, to party, to socialize, to exercise, to live. Music may seem like a fun distraction on the surface …

NeuroVision Announces a $15 Million Series C Financing With a First Close of $11.2 Million

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Alzheimers--NeuroVision Imaging Inc. has announced a Series C financing round of $15 million with an initial …

This one relaxing habit could help prevent dementia

According to a new study.<p>If, like us, you're keen to do all you can to help ward off dreaded dementia then listen up because it might be time for you …