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2014-08-07 15:36:50

Yale University Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model. Their findings are published in the Aug. 5 issue of the journal PLoS Biology. The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP), which is key to regulating learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimer's. "Decreasing STEP...

2014-08-06 23:00:42

New research suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. The study is...

2014-08-05 08:42:23

Free Assessment will help adults, aged 50 to 79, in early detection of serious memory issues TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you over 50 and worried about memory changes? If so, you're not alone. A recent Brain Health Study showed that 70 percent of Americans aged 45-79 describe their memory as much worse or somewhat worse versus five years ago. 91 percent of that group believe middle-aged and older adults should have their brain health checked regularly. So how do you...

2014-08-04 08:29:20

B round financing with new and existing investors will advance GliaCure's Alzheimer's clinical program BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GliaCure, Inc., a company focused on developing novel, non-neuronal therapies for a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that it has successfully completed a $5.8 million B round financing, exceeding its original goal of $5 million. This financing round is incremental to its initial A round financing of $2.75...

2014-08-01 16:23:48

Alzheimer's Association Hails New Bills BOSTON, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Alzheimer's patients who worked to secure improvements in care were rewarded for their efforts as the Massachusetts legislature enacted two separate bills this week. The bills, S.1882 An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee and S.2165 Uniform Adult Guardianship, were proposed and supported by the Alzheimer's Association,...

2014-07-31 11:16:49

American Academy of Neurology A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven't known how the relationship works," said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "Is the...

2014-07-30 10:03:22

The JAMA Network Journals Dr. Nicole R. Fowler and her fellow researchers have found that patients with dementia were more likely to receive a pacemaker then patients without cognitive impairment. Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia can have co-existing cardiac illnesses and that makes them eligible for therapy with devices to correct rhythm abnormalities. But the risks and benefits need to be weighed carefully with patients, families and clinicians. The...

2014-07-29 23:10:59

The new development will bring premier dementia care and 15-20 jobs to Oconto County, WI. Oconto Falls, WI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Cottages Investment Group, LLC introduces their third development project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, to break ground July 30, 2014. Focusing on the growing population of those suffering from memory loss and forms of dementia, Wade T. Micoley, owner of W.M. Enterprises, Inc., has approved the development of Oconto Fall’s first assisted living...

2014-07-29 23:02:07

A team of scientists, led by Western University of Health Sciences Professor Doug Ethell, PhD, has developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease risk that may lead to earlier detection and the development of Alzheimer’s disease interventions, according to an article published July 29, 2014. Pomona, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 A team of scientists, led by Western University of Health Sciences Professor Doug Ethell, PhD, has developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease risk...

2014-07-24 23:01:43

The 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's will unite the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 This year the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Denver, sponsored by E Light Electric and Jackson National Life, will be held on Saturday, September 20 in Denver City Park. Registration begins at 7 am, the Kids Fun Run at 7:50 am, the untimed 5k Run at 8 am and the Walk starts at 9 a.m. “The Walk...


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