Autophagy is a dynamic cellular pathway involved in the turn over of proteins, protein complexes, and organelles through lysosomal degradation. Defects in autophagy affect the intercellular communication and subsequently contributing to neurodegeneration. The presence of abnormal autophagy activity is frequently observed in selective neuronal populations in neurodegeneration seen in diseases like ALS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's disease.
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You would never think that something as enjoyable as a cookie, a pastry or a stack of pancakes could devastate your brain over time, but it's possible. These products contain high amounts of aluminum -- the heavy metal responsible for the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Could Alzheimer's disease and age-related Dementia be caused by a fruit deficiency? Researchers weigh in on the importance of plant-based polyphenols and how not eating enough of this nutrient in your food can affect aging and memory.
When do you know it's time to stop reorienting your loved one who has an Alzheimer's Disease and just go with the delusions?
"Has anyone got any tips on how to deal with when your loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease makes something up which you know isn’t true. Do you tell them it didn’t happen like that or what?! I am finding I am upsetting my mum because my reaction is to disagree with her."
BACE1 finding reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the mice who have Alzheimer's disease, opening a wide door for finding treatment for humans.
Rheumatoid arthritis drugs have been shown to be a promising new treatment option for people with dementia, in a new study by the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Center.
In one particular study, using brain stimulation, a metal spiral is placed on the head of an Alzheimer's patient and sends an electric shock to the surface of the patient's skull to stimulate the activity of neurons.
This Dutch community is home to 152 people, all of whom suffer from advanced Alzheimer's dementia.
Elderly people who suffer hearing loss without having it corrected are more likely to develop dementia, depression, and addiction.
Senior citizens who develop positive thoughts about old age are less likely to develop Dementia, even if they carry the high-risk gene, ApoE.
Scientists from Australia and Japan united in a team effort to find a way to detect the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The blood test they developed has proven to be successful as published in the journal, Nature.
New research shows that the disruption of our sleep cycles, known as circadian rhythm cycles, can warn us of impending dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. One of the key characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease is the inability to sleep consistently at night while struggling to remain awake during the day.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the current leading causes of death according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the statistic of 5.5 million Americans currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple by 2050. A fresh meta-analysis performed by researchers reveals that aerobic exercise may play a role in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
We have always known that cognitive decline was associated with sleep and oxygen deficiency. New research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London shows a direct link between interrupted sleep from conditions like sleep apnea and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. Medicines have been developed to help extend cognitive function, but often do not last. Researchers are in search of additional ways to help prevent cognitive decline and are turning to natural sources, such as fruits and fermented foods.
"I am new dealing with my husband's memory issues and the results. Last week was a particular hard morning but I told myself I need to get out for at least 30 minutes. I went to a public place and for some reason just broke down crying. I was so embarrassed, I could not move to get to my car I was so distraught and stood there and cried. People saw me. How do I get over the embarrassment? I also don’t want to repeat it."
The modern day has ushered in a new definition of retirement for senior men. Male baby boomers are facing an entirely different set of challenges in their retirement then their fathers and grandfathers faced before them. In the history of our nation, there are more people aged 65 years or older in the population today then ever before. However, the good news is that modern retirement means re-invention for senior men as they explore new opportunities and horizons. Authors and aging experts, Thelma Reese and Barbara Fleisher, provide inspiring stories of men from all walks of life as they retire in her book: The New Senior Man.
What to do when your parents who has Dementia, should not drive and how to take a drivers license away from an elderly parent who suffers from Alzheimer's disease?
Royal Jelly is not the magic pill cure-all of the natural world, but the incredible health benefits do give it an almost miraculous reputation considering that scientific studies testify to its potential to positively treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms including that of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Begin to trust your own instincts when deciding to call the ER or Long Term Care because ER is for acute conditions and the in hospital units are more for chronic care.
Researchers have found in a new study that the inability to smell peppermint and other familiar smells may be a link to the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the rate of dementia is set to triple by 2050 from 50 million to 152 million. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Can our nose give our brain away?
Daughter, whose father is passing from this world, is sharing her wonderful memories of her loving father who has Alzheimer's Dementia. It's heartbreaking what their family is going through, but as long you keep and treasure the special happy memories that you made and shared together with your dad he will live on in your hearts. Life after Alzheimer's is to stay strong and support one another.
I just had to put my mother in long term care. I had been alone trying to take care of her since she was released from skilled nursing 6 weeks ago. My heart is broken as I tried so hard to make it work. She kept thinking I was my Grandma instead of her daughter. It was heartbreaking and I didn't understand. I have read your posts this morning and now know I am not alone. This is the worst time of/in my life without any doubt.
Hi guys, my mom has Alzheimer's Dementia and she is at the point where she absolutely refuses to bath or brush her teeth, every time I ask her to bath she gets extremely upset and aggressive. Any suggestions?
What is BDNF you ask? Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor is a specific neurotrophin that scientists are calling fertilizer for our brains and because of this it can lower our risk of dementia. The amazing thing about BDNF is that we get to influence how much we possess, and thus reap all of the incredible health benefits in our daily lives.
A new review in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggest that being married might decrease your chance of developing Dementia. This is an amazing link between marriage and dementia that needs further research and exploration.
The percentage of Alzheimer's disease is climbing as you read this. Today tech mogul, Bill Gates, invested $100 million dollars to fund research for Alzheimer's disease treatment. Keep reading to find out why Zinc may be part of the solution to protect your brain.