Dementia

Alzheimer's may be detected early, via eye exam

Presently, for a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, doctors have to perform a PET scan of patients' brains. Not only is it expensive, but …

Alzheimer's Disease

Female Brains Have This One Important Advantage, According to Science

Scientists at Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, California, recently compared over 46,000 studies of brain scans, and their study could reveal some of …

Alzheimer's Disease

How we recall the past

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus and other brain …

Alzheimer's Disease

Not being able to tell the smell of bubble gum from petrol could be an early sign of dementia

Your sense of smell may be a useful marker of Alzheimer's disease<p>People who can't distinguish between the smell of bubble gum and petrol could be at …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Spice of Life?

We often hear about the potential health and disease-fighting components of "superfoods" - tomatoes, for example, playing a role in prostate cancer, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Super-Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Made Possible by Brain Scans

"Tau tangles" and "amyloid plaques" might evoke a Medusa-like image of a head full of chaotic, snake-ridden hair. Unfortunately, these plaques and …

Alzheimer's Disease

Smell Test Could Track Alzheimer’s Progression

McGill university researchers have devised a new odor identification test that could help doctors predict those at risk of Alzheimer's and track the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Long-term gum disease linked to Alzheimer's disease

(Reuters Health) - Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Taiwan report.<p>Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, is also associated with increases in markers of inflammation throughout …

Alzheimer's Disease

Illicit stimulant's unusual power explained by Scripps Research team

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered how an illicit stimulant abused in the Middle East exerts its psychoactive effect.<p>Using …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Beginning of Dementia Isn’t the End of Grace

In the era of modern medicine, a great many human afflictions can be treated, if not cured outright. Medicines easily defeat diseases that once would …

Jimmy Calderwood: Former Aberdeen & Dunfermline boss has Alzheimer's

<b>Former Aberdeen and Dunfermline manager Jimmy Calderwood has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.</b><p>The 62-year-old is going public about his condition to raise awareness about dementia.<p>"If I can help others talk more openly about dementia then that will be something positive," said …

Former Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood reveals he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Jimmy Calderwood – the former Birmingham City and Sparta Rotterdam midfielder who went to on manage Nijmegen, Dunfermline and Aberdeen – has disclosed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.<p>Calderwood, 62, joins a list of former players to have been struck by dementia and whose battles …

Soccer

Scratch 'n sniff test could track Alzheimer's - Futurity

Odor identification tests could offer a way to treat Alzheimer's disease sooner.

Health

Visual Dysfunction in Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Introduction<p>In 1988, Benson et al. described an intriguing progressive condition characterized by a complex visual disorder occurring in the absence …

Neuroscience

Former Aberdeen boss Jimmy Calderwood diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's Disease

The ex-Dunfermline gaffer revealed he was diagnosed with the illness nearly two years ago.<p>Former Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood has revealed he is …

Micromotors neutralize stomach acid, deliver antibiotic

Micromotors thinner than a human hair delivered an antibiotic in the stomachs of mice while neutralizing excess acid, in a study by University of …

Alzheimer's Disease

Riding around Australia to ‘switch the lights on dementia’

DEMENTIA RIDE: ​Ian Waddell from Frasers Motorcycles in Fairy Meadow welcomes Greg Kelly, who is riding around Australia for dementia awareness. …

Australian News

Goldman likes Biogen, sees 17% upside; shares ahead 1% premarket

Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) is up 1% premarket on light volume. This morning, Goldman Sachs added it to its Conviction List with a $338 (17% upside) price …

Alzheimer's Disease

Death toll reaches 11 in San Diego hepatitis A outbreak

San Diego’s relentless hepatitis A outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down, according to the latest set of numbers from the county’s public …

Alzheimer's Disease

Old doors open the way for Bendigo residents with dementia

A photographer and former aged care worker is helping people with dementia choose their own front door to help them with recognition.

Victoria (Australia)

Alzheimer’s wake-up call

<i>Can getting quality sleep help prevent the disease?</i><p>Published: September, 2017<p><b>Image: © Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock</b><p>A good night's sleep does more …

Sleep

Goldman Sachs Bet on Biogen’s Potential Landmark Alzheimer’s Drug Props Up Stock

Shares of biotech giant Biogen rose 2% in Wednesday trading thanks to a boost from Goldman Sachs, which has added the company to its Americas …

Goldman Sachs

UC San Diego enrollment to hit record 36,400 this fall

UC San Diego estimates that enrollment will hit 36,400 this fall, the highest level in school history and a reflection of the rapid growth that’s …

Alzheimer's Disease

Glen Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's brought the disease out of the shadows | Miami Herald

Sometimes Sue McCormick wonders what’s worse — caring for your loved one who’s physically impaired or one who is so cognitively impaired they no …

Cognitive Impairment

'Once I couldn't work out how much change I got from a cup of coffee, I knew I had a problem.'

Greg Kelly was just 59 when he was diagnosed with dementia.<p>Medical authorities tried to tell him it was depression. He knew otherwise.<p>He'd worked for …

Australian News

Acadia Pharmaceuticals Has Huge Opportunities Ahead | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of ACAD.)</i><p>Acadia …

Alzheimer's Disease

It's Not Nurses That Families Need To Fear In Long-Term Care Homes

<b>Written by Dr. Nathan Herrmann, Lewar Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry and Head of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences</b> …

Canadian News

Robin Williams' widow reveals what his final months were like

Susan Schneider Williams has written about her husband's struggle with Lewy body dementia<p>Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider Williams has opened up …

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia is not a runaway train. We can delay its onset

There are few things that aging baby boomers fear more than dementia, a condition that robs one of memory – and too often dignity – and leaves you dying little by little, piece by piece.<p>The numbers are frightful: An estimated 564,000 Canadians are currently living with dementia, and that figure is …

Diabetes

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA – COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS AND MAINTENANCE OF FUNCTIONING - Dementia

7.1. INTRODUCTION<p>There are a number of possible ways to group and categorise interventions in dementia care, for example, by the type of treatment …

Alzheimer's Disease