Alzheimer's Disease

Trump got a perfect score on a screening test for dementia and Alzheimer’s — here’s what that means

• <b>President Donald Trump's doctor Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday that the Commander in Chief is "fit for duty."</b>• <b><br>Jackson said he scored 100% on a 10-minute dementia test.</b>• <b><br>The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a 30-point exam meant to screen for Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments in older adults.</b> …

U.S. Politics

Prevent Alzheimer With These 9 Superfood That Rich In Vitamin and Nutrients To Boost Your Memory

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but it’s not yet clear if that’s true for Alzheimer’s disease as …

Healthy Eating

Donald Trump’s Physical Exam and the Sorry State of the American Body Politic

In 1978, James Groves, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, published a now classic paper in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> titled “Taking Care of the Hateful Patient.” In it, Groves acknowledged a truth widely, if quietly, known among medical professionals—that some patients are …

Donald Trump

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment Doesn't Prove or Disprove Whether Trump Is Crazy

Are you a doctor examining an older patient? Do you want to be pretty sure you would notice if your patient had mild dementia? Then you can ask some …

White House doctor: Trump's in great health and his cognitive test came back perfect

This may have been the single most disappointing day for the national media since November 2016.<p>White House reporters have now tried to get Trump's …

Conservative View

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Research in Trouble?

What’s the future for Alzheimer’s disease research?<p>That may be a question some Alzheimer’s patients’ advocates are asking after one of the world’s …

Dementia

Will there be a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

Neuroscience

Why Trump needs a cognitive exam

Last Thursday, we sent a letter a letter signed by more than 70 mental health professionals — psychiatrists, psychologists and others — urging Rear …

Dementia

Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) …

Donald Trump

Postcard From Sacramento: Alzheimer’s ‘Looks Like Me, It Looks Like You’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Until last year, Jackie Coleman was a disability rights lawyer — a good one, too.<p>“I was an excellent attorney,” recalled the …

Health Policy

Scientists think they've found the first noticeable symptom of Alzheimer's

This new early sign could help doctors detect the disease early<p>A recent study has revealed that anxiety in older adults could be an early sign of …

Dementia

Newly FDA-approved platform will rapidly "manufacture" stem cells to repair our bodies

Stem Cells Fast<p>Up until now, any patient receiving stem cells for a medical treatment has had to wait months for their doctors to create enough cells …

Medicine

What happens when the jobs dry up in the new world? The left must have an answer

We need to address the questions raised by rapid automation, and find new ways to redistribute power<p>If modern Britain has a defining problem, it boils down to an across-the-board failure to leave the past behind. Brexit, self-evidently, is a profoundly retrogressive project, helmed by Tory …

Opinion (UK)

Alzheimer’s disease – five simple ways YOU can reduce dementia risk with DIET

ALZHEIMER’S disease is currently incurable – but experts have previously revealed people could reduce the risk of developing the form of dementia by …

Dementia

Big Pharma’s Alzheimer’s efforts tested by Pfizer’s exit

It has been 15 years since a new drug for Alzheimer’s was launched, reflecting one of the longest and most expensive losing streaks for Big Pharma. …

Pharma

AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Yesterday<p>AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language<p>While …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Could eating a high-salt diet increase your risk of Alzheimer's?

A new study suggests so...<p>We all know that eating too much salt can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure and suffering from heart …

Dementia

Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

As the sun went down on a recent Friday, the hospital clinic buzzed with activity. “Loads of patients turned up without appointments,” says Sarah …

Medicine

6 Natural Remedies For Dementia With Dietary Supplements

As you get older, you might find that you have more trouble remembering, making decisions and understanding information. While this is a normal part …

Dementia

SciStarter's Top 10 Projects of 2017 are here! - Citizen Science Salon

<b>Stream Selfie</b><p>Stream Selfie<p><b>EyeWire</b><p>EyeWire<p>Have you ever met an enthusiastic group of video game playing citizen scientists intermittently shouting, …

Citizen Science

What We Get Wrong About the Future of Medicine

Medical breakthroughs have always served as beacons of hope. We pin our optimism to findings that might eradicate — or even reverse — the diseases we …

Culture

Bernard Borman, 85, civic activist who helped block Park Plaza project

Bernard Borman wrote a long opinion piece for the Globe in 1971 explaining why he thought Boston was declining. He listed 16 reasons in an essay that …

Dementia

Gov. Charlie Baker in MLK Jr. Day speech says African, Haitian immigrants nursed his dying mother

Gov. Charlie Baker channeled difficult personal memory to throw a jab at the incumbent of the White House on a chilly Martin Luther Kind Day in …

Western Massachusetts

State’s politicians to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Massachusetts’ top politicians are gathering in Boston on Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Governor Charlie Baker, US senators …

Boston

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer's disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the …

Psychology

Devoted dad with Alzheimer's aged just 30 heading to Disneyland with toddler twins who have 50 per cent chance of inheriting disease

A dad with Alzheimer’s at 30 has raised £15,000 in less than a week to take his children to Disneyland.<p>Daniel Bradbury wants to take 18-month-old …

Dementia

States fear medical marijuana fallout

SALEM — When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that …

Cannabis

“We started with cancer but now have developed these targeted therapies for all sorts of diseases”

<b>Along with Christopher Leamon, you’ve created the Trojan horse process to attack diseased cells. What exactly is this process?</b><p>One of the problems …

Cancer

Dr. Richard Hamer Discusses Patients, Conditions, and Exciting Trends

Dr. Richard Hamer MD is a doctor working for the Good Shepherd Medical Center with a specialization in Neurology. He has been working in the field of …

Czech Republic

Singing for social connection and for science

UVic researchers to study effects of intergenerational choir on well-being of Alzheimer's patients<p>Before her Alzheimer's diagnosis, Noel Schacter's …

Dementia