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Gene Variant Confers Higher Alzheimers Risk For Women

Gene Variant Confers Higher Alzheimer's Risk For Women

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from scientists at Stanford University has revealed a genetic variant that raises the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in women, but not in men. After analyzing...

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2014-04-16 11:43:12

UC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease. The pre-clinical trial is published in the journal Stem Cells Research and Therapy, and the approach has been shown to work in two different mouse models. Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia, is associated with accumulation of the protein amyloid-beta in the brain in...

2014-04-15 23:12:14

Marianne Sciucco's award winning Kindle bestseller "Blue Hydrangeas," an Alzheimer's love story, is becoming a favorite of Alzheimer's caregivers. Sciucco is a registered nurse and certified case manager who penned the novel while working with Alzheimer's patients and their families in an upstate New York hospital. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have given a warm response to...

2014-04-14 14:20:45

Alzheimer's disease, the primary cause of dementia in the elderly, imposes a tremendous social and economic burden on modern society. In Japan, the burden of the disease in 2050 is estimated to be a half a trillion US dollars, a figure equivalent to the government's annual revenues. Unfortunately, it has proven very difficult to develop drugs capable of ameliorating the disease. After a tremendous burst of progress in the 1990s, the pace of discoveries has slowed. Dr. Saido believes that...

2014-04-14 12:32:55

Researchers recruiting patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease to participate in six week study SUN CITY, Ariz., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Sun Health Research Institute is proud to announce it is one of just five facilities in the United States to launch a new clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study, titled "Effect of NeuroAD(TM), Combined TMS Stimulation and Cognitive Training, on the cognitive function of mild to...

2014-04-12 23:00:34

The three-part educational series covered the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community...

2014-04-11 23:02:38

Home Care Assistance invites caregivers, clients and community members to participate in “The Walk to Okinawa,” a simulated trek from Scottsdale, Arizona to Okinawa, Japan. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the “Walk to Okinawa.” Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the...

2014-04-10 23:00:08

With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will help support a healthy lifestyle. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Dementia Support “Montessori” Seniors Day Centre receives funding for Alzheimer’s sufferers to attend an appropriate day centre. With the rise in dementia it is becoming more difficult for families and caregivers to engage dementia sufferers in appropriate activities that will...

2014-04-08 23:25:29

Routine screening for dementia is currently not recommended for people without symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Millions of American women have routine mammograms and colonoscopies to detect breast and colorectal cancer early, when they're most treatable. So why don't they also get periodically tested for memory loss or a decline in thinking skills? The April 2014 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch explores and explains the recent U.S. Preventive Services...

2014-04-08 16:03:01

Two new dementia care models seek to decrease stress for caregivers, reduce health care costs and improve quality of care for older adults The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years. Caring for these individuals will have a significant impact on caregivers as well as the health care system and its workforce. In a paper published in the April issue of the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs, Regenstrief Institute...

2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...