EastEnders star Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

The actress's symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown worse recently, her husband says.
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(Bloomberg) — Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory loss, or for the treatment of such conditions as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or postā€traumatic stress disorder. “There is no pr...
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This study showed that potential vicious cycles underlying ARDs are quite diverse and unique, triggered by diverse and unique factors that do not usually progress with age, thus casting doubts on the possibility of discovering the single molecular cause of aging and developing the single anti-aging pill. Rather, each disease appears to require an individual approach. However, it still cannot be excluded that some or all of these cycles are triggered by fundamental processes of aging, such as chronic inflammation or accumulation of senescent cells. Nevertheless, experimental data showing clear cause and effect relationships...
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A patient takes a cognitive test for Alzheimer ’s disease. ... People who harbor high levels of chronic inflammation at midlife are more likely to experience memory loss and problems with thinking i...
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Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer ’sAn experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily pill by over-55s if clinical trials, which are expected to start within two years, show that the medicine is safe and effective at preventing memory lapses.Continue reading...
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The blood-brain barrier lines the blood vessels of the brain, and only very selectively allows passage of molecules to and from the brain. As is the case for all tissue structures, it fails with age. Molecular damage and cell dysfunction causes it to become leaky, and as a consequence all sorts of cells and proteins make their way into the brain to cause damage. One of these is fibrinogen, which appears toxic to brain cells. Here, researchers elaborate on previous findings, suggesting that this is an immune activation problem, and may be a significant cause of neurodegenerative conditions that exhibit significant loss of s...
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Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Xicai Liang, Yingjia Yao, Ying Lin, Liang Kong, Honghe Xiao, Yue Shi, Jingxian YangAbstractAimAlzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disease, is characterized by memory loss and synaptic damage. Up to now, there are limited drugs to cure or delay the state of this illness. Recently, the Fyn tyrosine kinase is implicated in AD pathology triggered by synaptic damage. Thus, Fyn inhibition may prevent or delay the AD progression. Therefore, in this paper, we investigated whether Panaxadiol could decrease synaptic damage in AD and the under...
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A protein found in blood could be the key to identifying the cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study says.
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By Christian Jarrett In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the “self” in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the “unbecoming of the self” or the “disintegration” of the self. In a new review released as a preprint at PsyArXiv, an international team of psychologists led by Muireann Irish at the University of Sydney challenge this bleak picture which they attribute to the common, but mistaken, assumption “that without memory, there can be no self” (as encapsulated by the l...
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By Christian Jarrett In the past when scholars have reflected on the psychological impact of dementia they have frequently referred to the loss of the “self” in dramatic and devastating terms, using language such as the “unbecoming of the self” or the “disintegration” of the self. In a new review released as a preprint at PsyArXiv, an international team of psychologists led by Muireann Irish at the University of Sydney challenge this bleak picture which they attribute to the common, but mistaken, assumption “that without memory, there can be no self” (as encapsulated by the l...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Memory The self Source Type: blogs
This article describes the epidemiology, genetic and environmental risk factors, clinical diagnosis, biomarkers, and treatment of late-onset AD, defined by age of onset of 65 years or older. RECENT FINDINGS An estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with AD dementia, with the number of affected individuals growing rapidly because of an aging population. Vascular risk factors, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injury are associated with an increased risk of AD, while increased cognitive and physical activity throughout the lifespan reduce the risk of disease. The primary genetic risk factor for late-onset AD is the...
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