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WHEN her late mother, Edna, was diagnosed with dementia, Angela Rippon admits it felt like a death sentence. But 14 years on, the veteran presenter, author and broadcaster, who is an active ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society, says her whole outlook on dementia has changed completely.
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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Vanessa de J. R. De-Paula, Andrea S. Forlenza, Orestes V. ForlenzaAbstractApproximately 95% of the symbiotic microbes in human body are located in the gut. This microbioma is involved in important homeostatic processes, not only related to gastrointestinal function but also to several complex modulatory processes, such as glucose and bone metabolism, inflammation and immune response, peripheral (enteric) and central neurotransmission. For that reason, recent studies proposed that abnormalities in gut microbiota may play a role in sy...
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Attitude adjustments can be powerful. Everyone has problems. Some become bitter because of one setback, while others will face life with a smile even after facing certifiable tragedy. What’s the difference between these two personalities? It’s how they look at life. It’s attitude. A positive, resilient attitude leads to less stress. View the full slideshow on HealthCentral about how to better manage stress for your health's sake: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol       &n...
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Conditions:   Alzheimer Disease;   Dementia Intervention:   Sponsors:   University of Southern California;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   Brigham and Women's Hospital;   The Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
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Condition:   Dementia; Alzheimer, Mixed Type (Etiology) Intervention:   Device: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Sponsor:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Recruiting
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Reggie Griffiths, two, from Knutton in Staffordshire was diagnosed with the rare brain condition Sanfilippo syndrome in January, and the disease stops him from speaking and will eventually kill him.
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Massachusetts General Hospital has begun a four-year research project with a New Jersey-based medical device company looking at concussive brain injuries and Alzheimer ’s disease. The company, electroCore, said it is providing MGH with $1 million over four years as seed funding for multiple preclinical studies on its non-invasive electric nerve stimulation device. The device is already on the market for migraines, but executives said they hope to expand the ma rket to other conditions. “The…
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We all, to some degree, accumulate harmful protein aggregates in the brain with age, but only some people develop severe neurodegenerative disease as a result. The rest of the population remains mildly impaired. Why is this? Some have suggested that Alzheimer's disease and the like are to some degree lifestyle conditions, aggravated by the presence of excess visceral fat tissue and the abnormal metabolism that results. Alternatively the microbial hypothesis suggests that only some people have sufficient persistent infection by herpesviruses or lyme spirochetes to result in high levels of protein aggregates. Theories of imp...
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DISCUSSION: BBB breakdown is associated with cognitive decline. Cell adhesion, neutrophil migration, high-density lipoprotein metabolism, and angiogenesis are implicated. PMID: 30120040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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