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Alzheimer's Disease

Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients given their diagnosis

2015-03-24 13:26
Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients given diagnosis

Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients or their caretakers were given their diagnosis by their doctor, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association.

The 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report also found that over 90 percent of people with the four

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How Ultrasound Could Stop Alzheimer's Disease

2015-03-14 07:51
ultrasound stop Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) report they have found how ultrasound could stop Alzheimer’s disease. Thus far this finding has been observed in a mouse only, but future studies in sheep and humans are planned.

The expert team used ultrasound to remove amyloid-beta peptide (aka amyloid-B or amyloid plaque) from the brain of a mouse that had the plaque deposits and displayed symptoms of

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Physical and mental exercises may protect against elderly cognitive decline

2015-03-12 20:50
Physical, mental exercise can prevent cognitive decline in the elderly

Mental and physical exercises, along with healthy eating, can slow cognitive decline in the elderly, according to new research.

Previous studies have shown links between cognitive decline and factors such as fitness, heart health, and diet.

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Could beer really fend off Alzheimer's disease?

2015-01-31 08:42
Compound in hops could help prevent neurological diseases.

According to scientists, hops in beer could be more healthful than previously known, especially for protecting the brain from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Findings reported in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest xanthohumol found in hops might slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Medications commonly given to elders could substantially spike Alzheimer's risk

2014-09-11 13:10
Alzheimer's linked to popular prescription drugs

Are your medications putting you at risk for Alzheimer's disease? Researchers recently found a link between common medications known as benzodiazepines that are prescribed for almost half of elders in the US and the development of Alzheimer's disease.

If you, a spouse, parent or family member are taking anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax or Valium you might be interested in what the medications can do your brain.

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Cocoa extract may be a delicious way to help Alzheimer's patients

2014-06-25 10:10
Delicious chocolate

Alzheimer's disease is a devastating disease in which we witness a deterioration in cognitive functioning. Attempts to deal with this disorder often appear like a waste of time due to the tragic progressive nature of the illness. It therefore appears almost magical that something as tasty as cocoa extract may help with Alzheimer's. Recent research shows this may be true.

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The Happy Antics Holistic Program May Help Dementia Sufferers

2014-05-26 06:23
Happy Antics Holistic and Dementia

Dementia can be a horrifying condition that undermines the well being of sufferers and loved ones alike. It often appears as if there is nothing that can be done to help people afflicted with dementia which generates feelings of hopelessness and helplessness among sufferers of the condition and caregivers. New research which shows that holistic exercise may help people with dementia offers a more positive assessment of the possibilities in dealing with this condition.

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Could Medical Treatment Already Be Available to Slow Alzheimer's Disease

2014-05-15 19:00
Medical Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Currently it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease with almost two-thirds of them women. The latest facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that this number will continue to rapidly rise as the “baby boom” generation ages. By 2050, the number of those affected may reach as many as 16 million.

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