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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...

Alzheimer's Risk Higher For Women Due To Gene Variant
2014-04-16 10:21:00

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 information on numerous older individuals who were followed over time, the scientists recognized a genetic variant called ApoE4 that conveyed the sex-specific elevated risk level, according to their report in the Annals of Neurology. While more women...

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...

Brain Boost For Grandmothers Who Occasionally Care Of Grandchildren
2014-04-09 07:12:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Grandmothers can help prevent cognitive decay and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by taking care of their grandchildren one day per week, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Menopause. However, taking care of their grandchildren five days per week or more actually had some negative impact on the cognitive function of 186 Australian women between the ages of 57 and 68 involved in...

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...


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  • Licking.
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