Elderly People More Likely to Develop Dementia After General Anesthesia

General Anesthesia Can Make The Elderly 15% More Likely To Develop Alzheimer's Disease

By | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:13

Senior citizens may want to think twice about surgeries that require general anesthesia, as it can increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.

Alzheimer's Reversed In Mice With Anti-Cancer Drug, Researchers Claim

Cancer Drug May Help Reverse Alzheimer's

By | Sun, 05/26/2013 - 18:19

Researchers from the University of Pittsburg failed to completely repeat the findings that a cancer drug reverses Alzheimer's decline, but believes the drug works through a different mechanism.

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6 Simple Steps to Keep Your Mind Sharp And Fight Alzheimer's

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 13:12

While the development of Alzheimer's and dementia cannot be fully controlled, here are some steps you can take to delay or prevent cognitive decline.

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Sleep Apnea And Alzheimer's Disease Connected, Study Finds

By | Sun, 05/19/2013 - 14:19

An examination of sleep-disordered breathing and biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease shows that the two may be related, especially among lean people.


Skin Cancer Linked To Lower Risk Of Alzheimer's

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 16:20

A new study finds people with skin cancer have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

One in Eight Seniors Suffers From Mental Decline But Few Seek Help, CDC Reports

One in Eight Seniors Suffers From Mental Decline But Few Seek Help, CDC Reports

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 18:53

Almost one out of every eight seniors suffers from mental decline, but very few of them seek help from a health-care provider while there's still time, a CDC report says.

Baxter Alzheimer's drug fails clinical trials

After Alzheimer’s Drug Fails In Late Stages, Baxter Stops Clinical Trials

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:15

With no treatments for the disease and little promise in prior trials, Alzheimer's drug failure makes Baxter reevaluate.

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New Strategy to Halt Alzheimer's Progress: Housecleaning the Brain

By | Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:06

Scientists discover a runaway regulator in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is clogging the removal of toxic debris.

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Glen Campbell To Quit Touring Due To Alzheimer's Disease

By | Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:14

The popular singer announced that he will no longer play live music, though he will continue to record for as long as he's able.

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Reversing Memory Loss in Snails May Lead to Same in Humans

By | Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:34

Neuroscientists reversed memory loss in nerve cells of the sea snail Aplysia californica, a development that may eventually lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory decline, and learning disabilities.

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Chocolate Is Brain Food; How Cocoa Flavanols Fight Dementia, Neuron Degeneration

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:48

A new study explains how cocoa compounds fight the neuronal cell death that leads to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, on a molecular level in the brain.

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Zombie Apocalypse Raises Public Awareness of Rabies, Disease Risks

By | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 00:49

"Zombie apocalypse" pop culture saturation is helping researchers raise Americans' public health awareness about infectious diseases like rabies.


As Alzheimer’s Rates Set To Triple By 2050, FDA Asks Researchers To Focus On Early Stage Intervention

By | Thu, 02/07/2013 - 14:23

A recent report indicates that 13.8 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050 while the FDA releases new guidelines for proposed early stage disease research.

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How a Daily Stroll Protects the Brain Against Alzheimer's Disease

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:53

A daily stroll around the park switches on a brain process that can help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.


Could Two Teaspoons of Coconut Oil a Day Keep Alzheimer's at Bay?

By | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 09:26

Two teaspoons of coconut oil a day have been shown to reduce debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in some patients.