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Vitamin E Curbs Alzheimer's Symptoms
2014-01-01 14:36:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday has indicated that taking vitamin E supplements during the early stages of Alzheimer’s can slow the progression of cognitive decline symptoms. Study researchers said they found the supplement allowed patients' to maintain their ability to perform basic tasks by an average of about six months. "It will be very interesting to see to what extent...

2013-11-26 14:20:59

Although we know that mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, changes in brain networks during this transformation have yet to be studied. Dr. Jie Xiang and colleagues from Taiyuan University of Technology, China constructed brain networks using resting-state functional MRI data that were extracted from four populations (normal controls, patients with early mild cognitive impairment, patients with late mild cognitive impairment, and...

2013-11-19 11:55:09

Based on the largest comprehensive systematic review to date, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that available evidence does not support an association between statins and memory loss or dementia. The new study, a collaborative effort between faculty in Penn Medicine's Preventive Cardiovascular Program, the Penn Memory Center, and the Penn Center for Evidence-Based Practice, will be published in Annals of Internal Medicine. "Statins...

Meditation May Help Slow Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease
2013-11-19 06:28:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The biological changes and stress-level reduction caused by meditation could help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related neurodegenerative conditions, researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston claim in a recently-published pilot study. “We know that approximately 50 percent of people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment – the intermediate stage between the...

Alzheimer's Patients May Benefit From Novel Herbal Extracts
2013-11-16 05:41:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A concoction made out of special antioxidants found in rosemary and spearmint has been found to improve learning and memory, and could potentially help combat Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have discovered. In research presented this week at Neuroscience 2013, the researchers explained that they tested a novel antioxidant-based ingredient made from spearmint extract, as well...

2013-11-12 12:07:07

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer's disease. The risk of developing dementia increases markedly when a person is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a noticeable and measurable decline in intellectual abilities that does not seriously interfere with daily life. But physicians have no reliable way to predict...

2013-10-24 23:04:24

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: PharmaPoint: Alzheimer’s Disease - China Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 PharmaPoint: Alzheimer’s Disease - China Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 Summary GlobalData has released its new Country report, “PharmaPoint: Alzheimer’s Disease - China Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022”. There are no long-term effective therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), so...

2013-10-17 11:44:14

Johns Hopkins researchers identify biomarkers in spinal fluid Johns Hopkins researchers say that by measuring levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), they can predict when people will develop the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease years before the first symptoms of memory loss appear. Identifying such biomarkers could provide a long-sought tool to guide earlier use of potential drug treatments to prevent or halt the progression of Alzheimer's while...

Peanut Butter Test For Alzheimer's
2013-10-11 10:22:20

[ Watch The Video: 'Peanut Butter Test' Can Help Diagnose Alzheimer's ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a quick, cheap and easy way to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment by simply using a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler, according to a new study in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. The Florida research team found that individuals with mild cognitive...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.