Could the key to Alzheimer 's disease prevention be as simple as eating strawberries?
(NaturalNews) Two decades of dedicated research has clearly revealed that dementia and specifically the dreaded diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or even halted by making lifestyle modifications toward a natural food diet that excludes processed and refined junk foods...
Condition: Agitation in Patients With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type Interventions: Drug: AVP-786; Drug: Placebo Sponsor: Avanir Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
The antidepressant bupropion was no better than placebo in reducing apathy in nondepressed patients with Alzheimer-type dementia in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News
ConclusionCollectively these findings highlight the utility of targeted MS approaches to quantify biomarkers associated with AD that could be used for monitoring disease progression, stratifying patients for clinical trials and measuring therapeutic response.
Conclusions: These results suggest that attention to specific depressive symptom profile can improve diagnostic sensitivity and can be used to provide more individualized patient care.
Older people who have large body weight fluctuations may have an increased risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to a study published inFrontiers in Endocrinology. Endocrinology Advisor
(University of Pittsburgh) Fifty million people worldwide are living with dementia. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, afflicts 5.8 million Americans, and nearly two-thirds are women. Despite the staggering disparity among the sexes, researchers have yet to discover how biological factors affect this disease. The University of Pittsburgh's Bistra Iordanova believes that disease treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She received an NIH award to study how sex differences contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.
Photo credit Aris Fackenakis The truth, as they see it, is still the truth in their eyes. Delusions, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, and depression are all part of the gradual progression of psychosis of patients with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). An average of 41% of these patients will experience these psychotic symptoms. One of the most common delusions these patients have are theft-related. An experienced caregiver offers her advice on how to deal with accusations of theft, which are common in dementia patients. Continue reading on Agingcare for more about how Alzheimer's - yes even younger-onset Alzheimer's ...
Conditions: Alzheimer Disease; Dementia Interventions: Device: tDCS device model Soterix mini-CT (Soterix Medical Inc., New York, NY) programed to deliver active tDCS.; Device: tDCS device model Soterix mini-CT (Soterix Medical Inc., New York, NY) programed to deliver sham tDCS. Sponsors: Albert Einstein College of Medicine; MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care Not yet recruiting
Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor.
An experimental tau inhibitor in development for Alzheimer's also has significant pharmacologic activity in bvFTD, a rare, rapidly progressive type of dementia that affects those younger than 65.Medscape Medical News