Alzheimer's Association has begun a campaign to address cultural barriers to care for dementia patients in minority communities.
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How often older adults read a newspaper, play chess, or engage in other mentally stimulating activities is related to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Exelon Patch, the first and only skin patch for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, receives first worldwide approval in US.
How often old people read a newspaper, play chess, or engage in other mentally stimulating activities is related to risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Pharmaceutical companies and a group of patients with Alzheimer's disease went to Britain's High Court on Monday in order to force National health service to give all patients access to three drug treatments for the Alzheimer's disease which are Aricept, Reminyl and Exelon- three inhibitors.
Researchers are unraveling the mystery of how unique plaque accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients.
Few older people die with brains untouched by a pathological process, however, an individual's likelihood of having clinical signs of dementia increases with the number of different disease processes present in the brain.
Data from clinical trials of four possible Alzheimer's therapies raise hope for an emerging new era in treatment of the disease.
Early Results From Alzheimer's Neuroimaging Biomarker Project Show Promise For Faster Study Of Therapies
Alzheimer's disease researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials.
Alzheimer's Disease Drug Medivation's Dimebon Maintains Statistically Significant Benefit on All Five Efficacy Endpoints in Alzheimer's Disease Trial After One Year of Therapy.
The latest worldwide estimate of Alzheimer's disease prevalence shows that 26.6 million people were living with the disease in 2006.
Alzheimer's disease currently afflicts more than 5 million Americans and 70 percent of them live at home, where they are cared for by millions of daughters, sons and spouses.
Alzheimer's clinical trials that include home visits could result in shorter recruitment periods and increased patient retention rates, and may save considerable time and expense.
MRI Image Technique Predicts Early Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease In Patients With Mild Memory Problems
Using new MRI techniques to analyze tissue composition and structure in the brain, researchers detected mild cognitive disorder, a condition in which patients suffer mild memory problems and is often an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease.
Study by Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center finds adult day care may help the transition.
ExonHit Therapeutics will ask for certification in Europe, and for market clearance in the USA, as early as 2009 for a multi-gene expression test assisted by an algorithm to produce a score that determines whether the patient is deemed with Alzheimer's disease.
New York State Senate and New York State Assembly yesterday a resolution aimed at raising awareness of the importance of early detection, education and care related to this brain disorder.
Researchers have discovered how the death of brain cells caused by a stroke or head injury may cause generation of amyloid-beta protein - the key component of senile plaques seen in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
People whose blood shows signs of inflammation are more likely to later develop Alzheimer's disease than people with no signs of inflammation.
Myelination continues sheathing axons until we reach the age of about 50, but in these later stages, the myelin becomes more and more susceptible to damage.
Nutritionists have long endorsed fish as part of a heart-healthy diet, and now some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of certain fish may also benefit the brain by lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Brain scans of people with mild cognitive impairment show signs of early Alzheimer's disease.
As of March 20th, 2007, the estimated 4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, or a related disorder, increased to 5 million.
Some high blood pressure drugs may help protect older adults from declines in memory and other cognitive function such as dementia. The drugs are part of a class known as ACE inhibitors - specifically those types that reach the brain and may help reduce the inflammation that might contribute to Alzheimer's disease.
Women who use hormone therapy before the age of 65 could cut their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Inhibition of histone deacetylases might be a suitable therapeutic avenue for neurodegenerative diseases associated with learning and memory impairment, and raises the possibility of recovery of long-term memories in patients with dementia.
Over-the-counter pain medication naproxen and prescription pain reliever celecoxib do not prevent Alzheimer's disease.