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Memory In Patients With Early Alzheimer’s Improves From Nutrient Mixture
2012-07-10 15:20:27

In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells. A clinical trial of an Alzheimer´s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer´s. The results confirm and expand the findings of an earlier trial of the nutritional supplement, which is designed to promote new connections between brain cells. Alzheimer´s patients gradually lose those...

2012-06-20 14:14:55

Innovative technique expected to play a critical role in diagnosis and treatment of disease The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first institution in New York State to use in the clinical setting a newly approved imaging technique to detect Alzheimer's disease (AD) in people who are cognitively impaired. Until now, physicians have been limited in their ability to diagnose AD, guided almost exclusively by a patient's mental and behavioral symptoms and family history. The innovative...

2012-06-11 21:35:48

Studies show a naturally occurring protein called beta amyloid may be the key to diagnosis and could even be the answer to treating the neurodegenerative disease An arsenal of Alzheimer's research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting indicates that beta-amyloid plaque in the brain not only is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease but may also precede even mild cognitive decline. These and other studies advance molecular imaging for the early...

2012-06-04 19:11:56

Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk — especially if you're an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer's disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Researchers from the University of South...

2012-05-11 05:26:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Contrary to previous thought, promoting excess brain activity in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) can actually hinder rather than help memory performance. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment is a disorder associated with the onset of Alzheimer´s disease, characterized by a person´s memory being worse than expected for their age. "In the case of early aMCI, it has been suggested that the increased hippocampal activation may serve...

2012-05-10 22:32:50

A study led by a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and published in the May 10 issue of the journal Neuron suggests a potential new therapeutic approach for improving memory and interrupting disease progression in patients with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease. The focus of the study was "excess brain activity" commonly associated with conditions that cause mild cognitive decline and memory loss, and are linked to an increased risk of...


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