Dementia

Neuroscience: Coffee Can Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's

A cup of coffee a day just might keep the doctor away.<p>Love coffee? You might be in luck. Although the fresh, aromatic bean has long been lauded for its many uses and benefits, it can be difficult to see a real use for coffee outside of its primary function--keeping us awake when we don't have the …

Alzheimer's Disease

A New Test For Alzheimer’s Can Predict When The Disease Will Hit

The deterioration of our mental health is a frightening prospect for anyone. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are diseases that no one wants to see looming in the future. There are researchers all over the world looking to stop, or at least greatly reduce the risk of getting these aliments. This work can’t …

Alzheimer's Disease

Best way to combat Alzheimer’s is a healthy lifestyle, studies show

Lifestyle choices remain the best way to prevent and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to another failed drug trial and a five-day-long …

Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers focus on cell membranes to develop Alzheimer's treatments

Thin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s …

Biology

Making Dementia Caregiving Support More Available To Those Who Need It

Dementia is devastating. Most of us have seen or experienced the toll on families that comes with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or similar conditions. There are an estimated 8.5 million family members providing dementia care at home and, with no cure on the horizon, this number is …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease linked to the metabolism of unsaturated fats, new research finds

A new study published in <i>PLOS Medicine</i>‘s Special Issue on Dementia has found that the metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the …

Your Morning Coffee Could Be the Key to Fighting Dementia

Whether it’s 7am and your alarm is blaring or 3pm and the mid-afternoon slump is starting to settle in, sometimes you just need an extra kick in the pants to power through your day. So, what do you reach for? Caffeine, of course! (All my fellow coffee and tea lovers, amirite?) There are even a ton …

Taking down Factor XII in the blood to fight Alzheimer's

While the buildup of sticky proteins called amyloid plaques in the brain has been repeatedly linked to Alzheimer's disease, the role of blood in the …

Medicine

New Alzheimer's 'Scoring System' Could Help Predict When You'll Get Dementia

850,000 people in the UK have the disease.<p>A new genetic test has been developed to predict if people are likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and even the age of potential onset.<p>Using data from 70,000 people, who were a mixture of Alzheimer’s patients and non-patients, a team from the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Elvis-loving dementia patient becomes The King at hospital in Australia

A hospital in Australia has found a little less conversation, and a little more music, is needed to treat dementia patients.<p>John "Sean" O'Malley would often get "angry, distressed and agitated" due to his dementia when he first arrived at Blacktown Hospital in northwest Sydney.<p>In an effort to help …

Elvis Presley

9 Key Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. It actually kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined (1).<p>…

Wellness

Not to be sniffed at - losing sense of smell predicts early death

People who lose their sense of smell in middle or older age risk dying early, a new study suggests.<p>Although previous research has shown a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a diminished sense of smell, it is the first time is has been shown to impact the chance of death for everyone.<p>Scientists …

Science

Loss of sense of smell linked to increased risk of early death

The loss of olfaction, or sense of smell, has previously been seen as an early marker for dementia. Authors of a new study now say that there is also …

Longevity

New effort to keep dementia patients out of jails and emergency rooms

Confusion can cause people with severe memory loss to unintentionally harm themselves or others, often resulting in trips to the hospital emergency …

Health Care

Englewood doctor studying drugs aimed at fighting Lewy body dementia

Being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia was a process years in the making for David Keerins, 64.He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013 …

Medicine

These 10 Herbs Are Potent Memory-Boosters. You Must Try Them!

Herbs have been playing an important role in people’s health for decades. They are the most potent natural drugs for treating various health …

The Brain

Digital Tracking of Cognitive Decline

Pinpointing where healthy brain aging leaves off and dementia begins is difficult. Is a slip in memory an expected outcome for a too-busy person or a …

Vitamin E and Selenium Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Some research has suggested that vitamin E and selenium supplements might lower the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but a new long-term trial has found no evidence that they will.<p>The study began as a randomized clinical trial in 2002 testing the supplements for the prevention of prostate cancer. When …

Vitamin E

Therapix Biosciences prices IPO at $6.00

Therapix Biosciences (Pending:TRPX) prices its IPO of 2M American Depository Shares (ADSs) at $6.00. Each ADS represents 40 ordinary shares. Trading …

Business

My Dad. My Hero

My dad is the first man I ever fell in love with and he has been with me through everything.<p>He was my first superhero, the greatest magician and best pancake maker I had ever met. As an adult he held my arm as he walked me down the aisle, and I remember the look on his face holding my new-born …

Mental Health

Take this test to see if you need to worry about memory loss

<b>We all have moments desperately searching for the car keys, or meeting someone we’re sure we remember, just not where from.</b><p>But when does simple …

Memory Loss

A Drug That Could Slow Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Is Heading to Major Testing

On to the Next Level<p>A drug that has already been approved to treat leukemia is now closer to being approved for use against the debilitating brain …

Medicine

A Rare Success against Alzheimer's

More people are reaching a ripe old age than ever before. Life expectancy has increased from 45 years in the early 1800s to more than 80 today in …

Alzheimer's Disease

FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a chronic neurological disorder that causes tremors and …

Medicine

Drinking This Hot Beverage Once a Day Prevents Alzheimer's

What if there was a way to cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or dementia in half--and it didn't require much extra effort on your part? …

Alzheimer's Disease

Tennessee cyclists will ride one mile for all 1,098 of Pat Summitt’s wins

A group of Tennessee cyclists will ride a mile for each of the late Pat Summitt’s record 1,098 collegiate wins.<p>“Pedal for Pat” begins Oct. 17, and …

Alzheimer's Disease

What is amyloidosis? The rare genetic disease that killed Martin McGuinness

Amyloidosis is difficult to diagnose so is often only caught later. Without treatment it eventually leads to death.<p>Irish politician Martin McGuinness …

Medicine

USF files patent suit over sale of Alzheimer's research mice - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

“An Albino SCID Laboratory Mouse” by National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health. Public domain.<p>A recent article published by the …

Patents

Is a daily cup of tea the key to warding off dementia?

As if we needed an excuse!<p>If you'd like to ward off dementia, then you might want to start enjoying even more tea after a study revealed your daily …

Tea

Abnormal Speech Processing May Be Early Sign of Dementia

Many older adults who scored below normal on a dementia screening test, but who had no noticeable communication problems, nonetheless had abnormal …

The Brain