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Pop Songs Help Brain-Injured Patients Remember

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 13:32

A study found that a majority of brain-injured patients had clearer memories when they were exposed to music that was popular at a time when they would have been around to hear it on the radio.


Origins Of Alzheimer's Disease Explained

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:05

A new study illuminates three key characteristics of Alzheimer's disease: where it originates, why it originates there, and how it progresses.

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Mediterranean Diet Fights Dementia Better Than Pharmaceutical Drugs, Experts Say

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:38

A Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle adjustments represent a safer and more efficient strategy against rising dementia statistics, according to experts.


Reversing Alzheimer's With Gene Therapy

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:02

The NEU1 enzyme could help modulate plaque buildup in the brain and reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.


Today's Elderly Keep Their Mental Health Longer

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:49

Paralleling rising life expectancy, the mental health of today's elderly people is much better than that in people who were the same age in the 1990s, according to a new study.


Can Herbal Extracts Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease?

By | Sun, 11/17/2013 - 17:53

Herbal extracts from spearmint and rosemary may help offset biological factors thought to underpin neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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Singing 'The Sound Of Music' Could Improve Mental Health In Alzheimer's Patients In Just 4 Months

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 15:02

A new study shows that Alzheimer's patients can experience a boost in brain function after singing show tunes, such as those from "The Sound of Music."

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Can Head Injury Lead To Alzheimer’s?

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 17:10

Brain scans have identified Alzheimer’s-causing plaques formed in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

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Speaking A Second Language May Delay Dementia

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:23

Researchers find that people who speak a second language may be more likely to have a delayed onset of dementia than those who only speak one language.


A Laser To Cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 20:30

A new type of laser may revolutionize treatment for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Creutzfeldt-Jakobs disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Number Of Genes Associated With Alzheimer's Disease Doubled

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:51

Researchers have identified 11 additional gene variants associated with late-onset Alzheimer's Disease, which could serve as potential targets for drug therapies.

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Alzheimer's Patient Sentenced To 6 Months For Murdering Husband

By | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:12

A 71-year-old Houston woman suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia has been convicted of murder and sentenced to six months in prison.


Why Do We Sleep?

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 14:00

Scientists still wonder why people sleep, but the latest research says a big reason is to remove waste and prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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Teachers More Likely To Develop Speech And Language Disorders Than Alzheimer's

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:08

Teachers are found to be at high risk for developing speech and language disorders.


Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Scientists Pinpoint Chemical That Prevents Brain Tissue Death

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:58

Alzheimer's disease has seen a potential breakthrough in finding a cure, according to researchers from Britain's Medical Research Council.