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2011-04-15 08:13:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. However, treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems. Researchers studied 837 people with mild cognitive impairment, the stage of memory loss...

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2011-04-14 06:25:00

Parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease could start shrinking up to a decade before the actual onset of dementia is diagnosed, according to a new US study on Wednesday. Scientists said the findings, while still preliminary, could one day provide a way to identify by MRI which individuals are most likely to develop the disease, which has no cure. In the new study, published in the journal Neurology Wednesday, researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with...

2011-04-05 22:05:55

Higher levels in blood of the protein clusterin, also known as apolipoprotein J, are significantly associated with the prevalence and severity of Alzheimer's disease, but not with the risk of onset of new disease, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. Clusterin levels have been found to be increased in brain and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), and have been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of AD. "Plasma clusterin was reported to be...

2011-03-02 13:57:40

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press today, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be about 10% of all cases of dementia. Now researchers have found after...

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2011-02-28 10:25:47

TAU researchers develop a vaccine that staves off stroke as well One in eight Americans will fall prey to Alzheimer's disease at some point in their life, current statistics say. Because Alzheimer's is associated with vascular damage in the brain, many of them will succumb through a painful and potentially fatal stroke. But researchers led by Dr. Dan Frenkel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences are working on a nasally-delivered...

2011-02-25 08:39:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What doctors initially say is Alzheimer's disease (AD), could actually turn out to be something else. New research shows that AD and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly. Over the last 30 years the number of people diagnosed with AD in the U.S. has skyrocketed. According to the CDC, AD affects an estimated five million Americans. But this study found that many of those patients could have been misdiagnosed. "Diagnosing specific dementias in...

2011-02-24 14:02:06

New research shows that Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly, according to early results of a study of people in Hawaii who had their brains autopsied after death. The research is being released today and will be presented as part of a plenary session at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. "Diagnosing specific dementias in people who are very old is complex, but with the large...

2011-02-23 08:21:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As the average life span is increasing, dementia becomes much more common. It's now known that everyone can minimize their risk of being affected by watching and controlling their weight and blood pressure in addition to working out and increasing mental activity. In addition to dementia, cognitive impairment is also on the rise. It is estimated that more than 24 million people worldwide who are 75 years and older are affected by dementia, most of which are suffering...

2011-01-25 07:23:00

ASSERT study shows increased transport of Amyloid Beta 40 TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resverlogix announced today that its lead drug RVX-208, a first in class ApoA-I production drug, illustrated positive effects on an important cognitive function and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) marker, plasma Amyloid beta 40 (A (40)). This analysis was performed based on increasing evidence in the literature that the transport of potentially harmful A (40) from the...

2010-12-11 00:01:03

A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination. The Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOSTâ“ž¢) developed by Mitchell Clionsky, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, and Emilymarie Clionsky, MD, an internist/psychiatrist, is based on their clinical experience with thousands of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, which now afflicts more than...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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