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Alzheimer's Disease
2014-08-19 03:00:23

Liz French, University of Exeter A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Epigenetic changes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome. Importantly, epigenetic changes are...

2014-08-18 16:25:16

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2278623/-Lewy-body-Dementia-Pipeline-Insights-2014.htmlSUMMARYDelveInsight's," Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline drugs that fall...

rna targeting of ALS
2014-08-15 09:21:54

Cell Press By targeting RNA molecules that tangle and clump in the nervous systems of patients with the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), researchers have shown they can effectively limit those damaging elements in cells taken from patients. The results reported in the Cell Press journal Neuron on August 14th show that RNA is a viable drug target for the two overlapping and incurable...

2014-08-14 12:27:51

The Jacobson Memorial Dementia Resource Library at Elite Care's Sylvan Park Campus Opens Today TIGARD, Ore., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 5.2 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is the 3(rd) leading cause of death in Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136143 Millions of Americans are caring for family members with...

2014-08-13 12:29:02

New White Paper also Available on Disease that is a Leading Cause of Young-Onset Dementia RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been formally included in national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2025, the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) announced today....

2014-08-08 23:05:11

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent study that claims depression can increase the risk of getting dementia. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a...

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 17:26:14

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Hypertension in middle age (48 to 67 years) was associated with a greater, although still a modest, decline in cognition over a 20-year period compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure. Author: Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Background: Evidence suggests hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive change and dementia and midlife hypertension may be...

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 23:12:28

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias,” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the release of its 12th dementia caregiving DVD, “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD),” with nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Frontotemporal...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.