Ancient Technique Shown to Alter Brains of People with MCI

Credit: Thinkstock In an example of ancient meeting modern, researchers at UCLA and their colleagues tested whether or not yoga and meditation could alter the brains of some people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to help them think more clearly. MCI is often a very early stage of Alzheimer's disease. Their answer was yes.  A technique using a yoga pose while mediating was shown by modern methods to be as effective as memory...
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Conclusions: The pace of technology development requires urgent policy, funding and practice change, away from a narrow medical approach, to a holistic model that facilitates future risk reduction and prevention strategies, enables earlier detection and supports implementation at scale for a meaningful and fulfilling life with dementia.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2019;47:131 –139
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Conclusion: Our data suggest that it would be important to re-examine EOAD patients who had been diagnosed when the FTD spectrum was not well described and the causative FTD genes had not yet been identifed. In addition, we propose initially analyzing genes associated with the frst form of suspected dementia and, if the results are negative, studying genes implicated in the other form of dementia.
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"Short clips from classic films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, guided by a moderator. This program demonstrates how film can be a form of treatment for some of the symptoms associated with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The cinema  has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories  - the kind that never leave us." Read the full article on HealthCentral about the power of old movies and music to reconnect someone who lives with dementia: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Suppor...
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There are a number of things that can increase the risk of dementia: age, of course, as well as certain genetic profiles and behaviors such as smoking and drinking. Some of the same things that contribute to heart disease, such as high cholesterol levels and the build up of plaques in the blood vessels, can also boost the chances of developing dementia. And in a large study published in JAMA Internal Medicine conducted in the UK, researchers report another possible factor: a group of drugs known as anticholinergics. These include prescription medications for treating depression, pulmonary disease, and Parkinson’s, as...
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Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-20-041 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early stage innovative and exploratory research focusing on understanding the regulation of brain regional and cell type-specific protein dynamics in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In particular, this FOA seeks applications proposing to develop novel proteomic platforms and animal models to further understanding of the alteration of a single-cell neuronal cell proteome in the central nervous system (CNS) during the course of aging and AD.
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Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-20-042 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites innovative research focused on understanding the regulation of brain regional and cell- type- specific proteome dynamics in Alzheimers disease (AD).
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Condition:   Alzheimer Disease Intervention:   Biological: Fecal Microbiota Transplant Sponsors:   University of Wisconsin, Madison;   Wisconsin Partnership Program Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology JournalAuthor(s): Pol Picón-Pagès, Jaume Bonet, Javier García-García, Joan Garcia-Buendia, Daniela Gutierrez, Javier Valle, Carmen E.S. Gómez-Casuso, Valeriya Sidelkivska, Alejandra Alvarez, Alex Perálvarez-Marín, Albert Suades, Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets, David Andreu, Rubén Vicente, Baldomero Oliva, Francisco J. MuñozAbstractAlzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative process characterized by the accumulation of extracellular deposits of amyloid β-...
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Conclusion: Smell identification deficit in AD/MCI is strongly associated with the memory domain of cognitive function and with atrophy of the medial temporal lobe.Eur Neurol
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ANAHEIM, CA - A group of German researchers received this year's Image of the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers Novel PET combination awarded SNMMI Image of the Year SNMMI: PET prostate image lands Image of the Year honors SNMMI: Alzheimer's PET tracer wins Image of the Year award
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