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Diabetes Drug May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty

By Ransdell Pierson July 14 (Reuters) - A large German study is the latest clinical trial to suggest that a cheap generic treatment fo...

Memory Is Everything -- Until You Lose It

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

"Memory is everything. Without it we are nothing," observed neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research...

Coping With Dementia or Alzheimer's at Home: A Checklist for Daily Rituals

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When someone suffers from Alzheimer's disease, there are a million potential obstacles that can turn simple daily rituals like this one into a real challenge for caregivers.

The Scary Part Of Alzheimer's That You Can Prevent

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

'So are you going to be tested?' my 19-year-old daughter asked me over dinner. This came after a string of questions about Alzheimer's: What are the first signs? When do they appear? Do people with the disease know they have it?

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

Will Medical Innovation Be an Afterthought This Election Season?

Mary Woolley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Government investment in research is necessary. We cannot rely on the private sector to fill the void as elected officials cut agency budgets as part of an ill-advised attempt to reduce the deficit. Even if all science agencies were eliminated, we would not put a significant dent in the deficit.

Is Innovation in Memory Care Overrated?

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

As the world continues to search for that magic bullet, one approach that will never be out of style is to take a person-centered approach with the person who has to navigate the world of memory loss.

Study Reveals Who's More Likely To Get Alzheimer's -- Men Or Women -- And Why

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one has yet to figure out the definitive cause...

We Have Done It Before, and We Must Do It Again

Harry Johns | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Harry Johns

Thanks to the National Alzheimer's Project Act, we now have a National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. However, without sufficient funds to implement the Plan, we will fail to accomplish its most transformational goal: to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025.

How Online Gaming Could Shed Light On Alzheimer's, Depression, PTSD

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

All those hours you log playing brain teaser games on your phone could be applied to a much greater good. As part of research to uncover cures for som...

'Rates Will Quadruple' And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Whatever projections exist for long term healthcare costs, unless we get on top of the Alzheimer's crisis, those projections are likely to be way understated. Due to the near perfect correlation between aging and Alzheimer's, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is yielding a health crisis for the 21st.

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to...

Health Strategies for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it.

Study Finds Alzheimer's More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer's. And now a ...

This Week In Stories That Actually Mattered: February 24-March 1, 2014

Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact

From the Oscars' troubling lack of diversity, to the Syrian refugee crisis, to Uganda's anti-gay law, here is your round-up of this week's stories of ...

More Reason Than Ever to Accelerate Alzheimer's Research

Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science
Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.

Setting aside for a moment the enormous emotional toll of Alzheimer's, the economics are potentially devastating to most countries where lifespan exceeds 80 years.

The One Book Every Person Over 40 Needs To Read

Roz Warren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I don't know if I'll get Alzheimer's, but I do know I don't want to. That's why I just read '100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's' by medical journalist Jean Carper.

Alzheimer's Could Be Detected Decades Earlier In Children Of Sufferers

Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty

While children of Alzheimer's patients face a higher risk of developing the disease, there is some good news on the horizon. Researchers say that the ...

The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia

Nicco Mele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nicco Mele

We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.

3 Metals That Might Cause Memory Problems

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Leslie Goldman Research reveals a surprising suspect in memory-robbing disorders. The exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unknown, ...

A New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment That Just Might Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living

A group of researchers in San Francisco are exploring a new approach to Alzheimer's treatment that will tackle an unexplored protein that is closely l...

AIDS, Alzheimer's and Us

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's Disease?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Alzheimer's is still a clinical diagnosis and not one that can be made solely on the basis of scans and genetic testing. The tests supply useful information to the informed physician.

Heal Alzheimer's Disease With Art

Michael Samuels, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Samuels, M.D.

Anyone can use the healing power of art to reach a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease. The results can be astonishing.

Can We Prevent Alzheimer's? November Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.