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2010-01-27 16:40:26

Publication in international scientific journal Journal of Alzheimer Disease Women experiencing an early onset of menopause could develop dementia at a younger age. Research by Tonnie Coppus of Erasmus MC has indicated this. She studied women with Down Syndrome, who are known to have an early onset of menopause. The results of her research can be translated to apply to the general population. Her results will be published in the Journal of Alzheimer Disease today. Women with Down Syndrome...

2010-01-17 08:25:00

Nearly 20 years ago Huntington Potter kicked up a storm of controversy with the idea that Down syndrome and Alzheimer's were the same disease. Now the evidence is in: He was right. And that's not all. Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease, and possibly even diabetes, appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, recently reported. The...

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2010-01-15 15:40:00

British scientists are currently developing a test that can detect Alzheimer's up to 20 years before any symptoms show, the Daily Mail UK reported. Experts say that in as little as three years, the simple and inexpensive eye test could be part of routine examinations by opticians, allowing those in middle age to be screened. The procedure has the power to revolutionize the treatment of Alzheimer's by making it possible for drugs to be given in the earliest stages, dementia experts said. The...

2010-01-12 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are over 65 and feel like you might have an issue with your memory it is more important than ever to have an open dialogue with your doctor. A new study published in the January 11, 2010 issue of the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia, finds that symptoms of cognitive decline can be experienced some 20 years before an Alzheimer's diagnosis. According to the long term study led by Dr. Barry Reisberg director of The Fisher Alzheimer's...

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2009-12-10 14:05:57

Aging is the single greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that simply slowing the aging process in mice prone to develop Alzheimer's disease prevented their brains from turning into a neuronal wasteland. "Our study opens up a whole new avenue of looking at the disease," says the study's leader, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator Andrew Dillin, Ph.D., a professor in the Salk Molecular and Cell Biology...

2009-12-09 10:53:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a new study on immune-based treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which was conducted at 30 sites around the country, will be published in the December 15 issue of Neurology®. Lead author, Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS, director of the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, says that this 18-month phase two study...

2009-11-24 07:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Every 70 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease, and the number of cases is expected to double every 20 years. This devastating and progressive disease not only affects patients, but also takes a physical toll on the friends and family members who care for them. Caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's can be a full time job. If you are caring for someone with...

2009-11-17 14:16:10

Brain imaging can offer a window into risk for diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). A study conducted at the University of Kansas School of Medicine demonstrated that genetic risk is expressed in the brains of even those who are healthy, but carry some risk for AD. The results of this study are published in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Investigators used automated neuroimaging analysis techniques to characterize the impact of an AD-risk gene,...

2009-11-13 15:51:00

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research that is targeting the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease has drawn national attention to the work of Michael Seidenberg, PhD, a faculty member at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Seidenberg, a professor in the university's Department of Psychology, is the lead author of an article in the journal Neurology detailing a study that maps the brain activity of 69 healthy senior men and women, aged 65-85,...

2009-11-11 18:05:06

Protein reduces levels of amyloid beta and tau hyperphosphorylation, 2 hallmarks of Alzheimer's Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) and colleagues have identified a novel mouse gene (Rps23r1) that reduces the accumulation of two toxic proteins that are major players in Alzheimer's disease: amyloid beta and tau. The amyloid and tau lowering functions of this gene were demonstrated in both human and mouse cells. Amyloid beta is responsible for the plaques found in...


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