Tag Archives for Alzheimers/Dementia

Old Age or B12?

A mind blowing discovery recently printed in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody, indicates that a B12 deficiency can show similar symptoms to someone with Alzheimer’s. She shares an evocative story of Mrs. Katz, who was diagnosed with…

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Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Puts Significant Other at Greater Risk

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, an eye opening study demonstrated that spouses who care for a mate suffering from dementia were more likely to develop the same condition, with husband caregivers at a much…

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Coffee – Good for the Brain

by Adele Weber You knew it, and were just waiting for science to catch up. Coffee is good for you. For your brain. For your health. Overall, it’s the elixir of good health. Scandinavian researchers followed the health of coffee…

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It Isn’t All About Plaque

Amyloid beta plaque on the brain has long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and often considered the cause of mental decline. Apparently, this is not true. A British study used an immune response to almost completely remove the plaque from…

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Optimistic Advances in Search for an Alzheimer’s Miracle Drug

By Neil Bekker At the recent International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Chicago, some interesting discoveries in Alzheimer’s research were presented. Claude Wischik, Ph.D., of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and founder and chairman of TauRx Therapeutics presented the…

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Getting to the Heart of Dementia

~ by Damion Drilla Dementia isn’t all about aging, studies show. Health in mid-life can have a marked effect on cognitive ability later on. A British study of 10,308 people, mostly men, followed the subjects from roughly the ages of…

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Life expectancy rises, Alzheimer’s deaths mount

~ By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. life expectancy hit a record high of 78.1 years in 2006 while Alzheimer’s disease crept up a notch to No. 6 on the list of leading causes of death, U.S. health officials…

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Hypertension Bad for the Brain?

~ by Cher Giovani The study wasn’t about dementia: it was about blood pressure. A British group researching hypertension in the elderly followed a group of participants aged 80 and over to record the effects of drug therapy treatment for…

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New Clue to the Cause of Alzheimers

by Stan Readley It’s long been known that beta amyloid, a disruptive plaque substance, forms on the brain as Alzheimer’s disease progresses. What is not known is if the plaque causes the disease, or is caused by it. Particularly confusing:…

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Forgot Your Keys? Maybe it’s Your Stomach

We attempt to tackle each day in optimistic and measured tones, weighing the risk ratios and cost benefits of a myriad of choices. We’ve finally gotten the Food Pyramid straight, can almost discern the differences between wild and not-so-wild salmon,…

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