Remember to Care for the Caregivers This Holiday Season STRATFORD, NJ – More five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia and over 70 percent of those individuals are cared for in their homes by a spouse or other family member. Stress, anxiety and burnout are never far from the doorsteps […]
Imaging Technique IDs Plaques, Tangles in Brains of Severely Depressed Older Adults Study provides more evidence linking depression to possible dementia later in life Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the elderly, but little is known about the underlying biology of its development in older adults.
A Step in Unraveling Alzheimers Described TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Scientists outline new methods for better understanding links between specific proteins and the risks associated with Alzheimer’s disease in an article co-authored by University of Alabama researchers and publishing today in Science Express.
Scans indicate even young adults who have the gene have some white-matter deterioration A gene allele that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease starts to damage the brain 50 years before symptoms of the disease appear, a new study suggests. An allele is one of two or more forms of a gene. In 2009, scientists […]
It’s something we just accept: the fact that the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things. We can leave our cars in the same parking lot each morning, but unless we park in the same space each and every day, it’s a challenge eight hours later to recall whether […]
A growing body of research finds musical training gives students learning advantages in the classroom. Now a Northwestern University study finds musical training can benefit Grandma, too, by offsetting some of the deleterious effects of aging. “Lifelong musical training appears to confer advantages in at least two important functions known to decline with age […]
March 4, 2011 — Mothers with Alzheimer’s may be more likely to pass the disease down to their children, a new study suggests. The work is preliminary, but investigators identified twice as much gray matter volume reduction in disease-vulnerable areas of the brain in people with a maternal history of late-onset Alzheimer’s than those with […]
December 2, 2010 Memory difficulties such as those seen in dementia may arise because the brain forms incomplete memories that are more easily confused, new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The findings are published today in the journal Science. Currently, memory problems are typically perceived to be the result of forgetting previously […]
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease can seem hopeless and frightening, but it is important to know that there are countless people who feel the same way you do. Before you despair, get informed. With the rapidly increasing advancements in research and technology, treatment and care is better than it has ever been, and is still […]
Long Term Cognitive Impairment Of Aging Brain Caused By Medications Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study appearing in the July 13, 2010 print issue of Neurology, the medical journal […]