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2010-03-29 15:24:03

Blocking activity of PI3 kinase signaling protein improves memory By blocking the cellular signaling activity of a protein, a team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has prevented memory loss in fruit flies caused by brain plaques similar to those thought to cause Alzheimer's disease in humans. The study also resolves a long-standing controversy about the role of this protein, PI3 kinase, which was previously thought to have a protective function against the disease....

2010-02-24 06:43:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation today announced data demonstrating that a specific meditation performed daily for eight weeks increased brain activity in areas central to memory and actually improved cognition in patients suffering from memory problems. The results of the study, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, were published in an early online version of an article scheduled to appear in the Journal of Alzheimer's...

2010-01-07 11:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ --The first dementia-fighting brain fitness software for seniors will soon be released by Dakim, Inc., developer of the #1 brain training system used in senior living communities. The new Dakim BrainFitness software edition helps the post-55 generation maintain mental acuity with the same entertaining, scientifically based activities as the hardware-based institutional unit, providing an affordable $495 solution for home users to thwart dementia symptoms such...

2009-11-16 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As research continues to mount about the effectiveness of memory screenings and the benefits of early detection of memory problems, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) will hold its 7th annual National Memory Screening Day on November 17. The event coincides with National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, observed during November. See video from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/Alzheimers_37158/ More than 2,100...

2009-11-05 10:30:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifespace Communities (formerly Life Care Retirement Communities), headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that it has become the first senior living provider to adopt the Dakim® BrainFitness(TM) System nation-wide for its 4,500 residents in 11 communities across the U.S. The Dakim BrainFitness System, which has already been implemented in three of its continuing care retirement communities, provides opportunities for...

2009-10-27 16:29:20

Research has shown that diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and the risk of memory loss in people who don't have Alzheimer's disease. But it hasn't been clear whether people with Alzheimer's disease and diabetes have more rapid memory loss than those who have Alzheimer's disease but no diabetes. New research published in the October 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that those with both...

2009-09-29 11:50:10

U.S. researchers linked poor kidney function to a more rapid rate of decline in cognition in the elderly. Dr. Aron Buchman of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago said the cognitive decline -- not in visuospatial ability or perceptual speed, but in episodic, semantic and working memory -- occurred at a rate of decline equivalent to that of a person seven years older at baseline. Given the dearth of modifiable risk factors for age-related cognitive decline, these results have...

2009-09-08 14:09:46

A cold or stomach bug may mean more memory loss for an Alzheimer's patient, researchers in Britain say. The study, published in the journal Neurology, found people with higher blood levels of a protein involved in the inflammatory process more likely to experience memory loss than those with low levels of the protein. Those with this protein in their blood at the beginning of the study -- an indication of possible chronic inflammation -- had memory loss four times the rate of those who began...

2009-09-08 07:12:19

Getting a cold, stomach bug or other infection may lead to increased memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the September 8, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people who had respiratory, gastrointestinal or other infections or even bumps and bruises from a fall were more likely to have high blood levels of tumor necrosis factor-ÃŽ±, a...

2009-09-01 11:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- If the favorite senior in your life is beginning to worry about memory loss and dementias such as Alzheimer's disease, the 'Give Thanks for Loved Ones' Brain Health Contest sponsored by Dakim, Inc. and AlzheimersWeekly.com offers a chance to allay those fears. To coincide with both Thanksgiving and Alzheimer's Awareness Month, five individuals 65 or older will be selected to receive a $2,500 Dakim BrainFitness System free of charge including a...