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2014-01-30 23:33:11

A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial using a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, yielded promising results demonstrating that the combination of omega-3’s and alpha lipoic acid slowed cognitive and functional decline in AD over 12 months. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Oxidative stress, inflammation, and increased cholesterol levels are all mechanisms that have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease...

2014-01-30 23:29:58

Caring for parents affected by dementia can be overwhelming for caregivers as it is often a journey filled with uncertainty, anger, sadness and guilt. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Somebody Stole My Iron, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping when a family member has dementia. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 It is becoming increasingly common to find baby boomers caring for their aging parents in today’s society. Oftentimes families pull together their resources...

2014-01-29 12:27:40

CFAST Develops Processes to Accelerate Understanding of Alzheimer's disease and Asthma AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and TransCelerate BioPharma Inc. ("TransCelerate") announced today that version 1.0 of the Asthma Therapeutic Area (TA) User Guide (UG) and version 2.0 of the Alzheimer's TAUG are now available for implementers on the CDISC website. These user guides...

Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is a threat to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide. According to a new study from Rutgers University, exposure to DDT may cause increased risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. This is particularly true for people over 60 years of age. As...

2014-01-28 23:20:47

Alzheimer’s safety campaign continues to reach out to individuals in a variety of cultural communities (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario is expanding the groundbreaking Finding Your Way TM program, a multicultural safety awareness initiative for people with dementia who go missing or become lost. The program will help prevent people with dementia from “wandering” and going missing, and help caregivers and other...

2014-01-28 08:30:32

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation of Canada (ADDF-Canada) and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today announced a new funding collaboration to support a clinical trial investigating the potential for hypertension drugs to slow Alzheimer's disease progression. The trial will be led by Dr. Sandra Black and the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance at the University of Toronto. (Logo:...

2014-01-24 13:17:20

Scientists have discovered the use of a simple single-celled amoeba to understand the function of human proteins in causing Alzheimer's disease. The new study, published in the Journal of Cell Science today (Friday 24 January) by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Institute of Psychiatry King's College London, reveals how the amoeba will enable a better understanding of the function of these Alzheimer's disease-associated proteins in the cell without the need for...

2014-01-24 11:40:44

Using a novel high-throughput screening process, scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and cause vision loss and blindness. Elevated eye pressure is the main risk factor for optic nerve damage. Researchers have implicated a mutant form of a protein called myocilin as a possible root cause...

2014-01-24 08:24:25

Research to Focus on Repurposing Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Alzheimer's Society (UK) announced a new partnership that will provide funding for research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, with the goal of accelerating critical development programs and bringing new treatments to patients. The partnership intends to fund projects up to $1.5...

2014-01-23 08:31:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to improve the health and well-being of seniors, employees at 482 Emeritus Senior Living communities across the country hit the streets to support the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. In addition to hosting hundreds of fundraisers throughout the nation, nearly 3,600 employees, family members and residents took part in walks throughout the past year. The Alzheimer's Association recently...