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What America's Corporations Can Do To Tackle Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is common, costly and harms patients and their caregivers, but there are no effective treatments to slow the disease. This is bad news for companies. Caregivers are absent and distracted employees. Fortunately, companies can accelerate the pace of studies to discover treatments. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Karlawish, Contributor Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’ s Association, July 16 - 20
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Conference, Source Type: news

Sleep Disordered Breathing Linked to Cognitive Impairment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Carriers of Alzheimer's susceptibility gene have increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Second OFSTED-style rating of CCG dementia care reveals mixed picture
Today (Friday 21 July 2017) NHS England have published the end of year results from the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF). (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug may help traumatic brain injury patients
Researchers have found that the drug, memantine, used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may help traumatic brain injury patients as well. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Another Possible Indignity of Age: Arrest
Confrontations with police officers are increasing as the ranks of older Americans swell and dementia becomes more widespread. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings Alzheimer's Disease Elderly Source Type: news

Snoring is linked to Alzheimer's, reveals Harvard
Researchers from Harvard University found that daytime sleepiness and sleep apnoea is linked to impaired attention, memory and thinking in people who are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's
(American Thoracic Society) People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug may help treat traumatic brain injury
(Wiley) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally, but medications have generally failed to benefit patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Snoring link to Alzheimer's: Sleeping problems put you at higher risk, say experts
SNORING can put people at greater risk of developing dementia, researchers have discovered. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bryozoan Compound Tolerated in Alzheimer's Safety Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bryostatin may preserve cognitive function, but more studies needed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

5HT6 Blocker a Dud in Alzheimer Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- May shake confidence in similar drugs being developed (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Nine lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia
"Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk," BBC News reports. A major review by The Lancet has identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors linked to dementia. The risk factors were: low levels of education midlife hearing loss physical inactivity high blood pressure (hypertension) type 2 diabetes obesity smoking depression social isolation However, it's important to note that even if you add up the percentage risk of all of these factors, they only account for about 35% of the overall risk of getting dementia. This means about 65% of the risk is still due to factors you can't co...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology QA articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective
One in 3 cases of dementia can be prevented by managing key lifestyle factors, such as engaging in more physical exercise and social activities. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice, new report finds
Vulnerable people are being forced into situations against their will because care providers are not following the proper processes, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?
The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Poor Diet, Depression and More Can Impact Dementia Risk - AARP
54 minutes ago ... If there's one takeaway from the Alzheimer's Association International conference in London this week, it's that lifestyle factors play a potentially  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

London mum with Alzheimer's is making memories with son
Jayde Greene, 27, from Leytonstone, east London, is expected to develop Alzheimer's symptoms when her now one-year-old son is as young as 15. She worries he may also develop the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

27 Phase III and 8 Phase II Alzheimer's drugs on track to launch in next 5 years
Twenty-seven Alzheimer's drugs in Phase III clinical trials and eight drugs in Phase II clinical trials may launch in the next five years, according to a revised Alzheimer's pipeline analysis presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) by ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer's (RA2), an UsAgainstAlzheimer's network. The pipeline analysis offers projections for drugs currently in Phase II and Phase III clinical trials and identifies critical milestones in drug development, including estimated trial completion, estimated regulatory filing and estimated launch date. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Can a challenging job and exercise keep the condition at bay?
New studies reveal links between complex tasks in early life, targeted physical and brain training in later life, and levels of cognition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

AAIC: Lancet Commission reveals a third of cases of dementia may be preventable – Alzheimer’s Society comment
The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care is being presented at the Alzheimer ’s Association International Conference 2017. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study Suggests Many Alzheimer's Patients Don't Have the Disease
Title: Study Suggests Many Alzheimer's Patients Don't Have the DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study
Title: Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 20, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests
Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia riskMore than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests.Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated cost of $818bn.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dementia Science Mental health Society Neuroscience Alzheimer's Depression Source Type: news

Dementia shock as experts reveal one in THREE cases could be preventable
DEMENTIA - which includes vascular dementia and Alzheimer ’s disease - is a set of symptoms which can include memory loss and can lead to behavioural changes. Now experts have revealed more than a third of cases could be preventable. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate
Up to 24% of patients may receive a false positive or a false negative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, says a new study, with misdiagnosis especially high in those with psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blood Test for Alzheimer's Risk on the Horizon Blood Test for Alzheimer's Risk on the Horizon
A blood test that correlates well with brain amyloid levels could soon be available and may provide a simple screen to identify individuals at high risk for the condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Report: Pipeline of Alzheimer ’ s drugs ‘ due for big victories ’ in next 5 years
There are twenty-seven Alzheimer’s drugs in late-stage clinical trials and eight candidates in Phase II programs that could launch in the next 5 years, according to an analysis presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. “The Alzheimer’s disease pipeline, marred by decades of failures and underinvestment, is due for big victories,” UsAgainstAlzheimer’s co-founder & chairman George Vradenburg said in prepared remarks. “Thanks to growing investment from industry leaders, we remain cautiously optimistic that the current crop of late-stage Alzheimer...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Source Type: news

Tina Howe Copes With Caregiving and Other Late-in-Life Storms
Looking after her ailing husband, and the perils of climate change, are inspirations for her new play, “ Singing Beach. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES Tags: Theater Writing and Writers Howe, Tina Singing Beach (Play) Kreith, Ari Laura Levy, Norman Alzheimer's Disease HERE Arts Center Theater 167 Source Type: news

We can cure Alzheimer ’s – if we stop ignoring it | Joseph Jebelli
The disease is now the leading cause of death among the oldest people. Given focus and funding, however, Alzheimer ’s will yield to science and reason• Joseph Jebelli is a neuroscientist and authorThe terror of Alzheimer ’s is that it acts by degrees, and can therefore bewilder family members as much as its victims. Those who first notice the onset of Alzheimer’s in a loved one tell of forgotten names and unsettling behaviour, of car keys found in the fridge and clothing in the kitchen cabinet, of aimless wander ings.Naturally, they want to understand the boundaries of normal ageing and whether these...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Joseph Jebelli Tags: Alzheimer's Charities Science Dementia Medical research Ageing Older people Source Type: news

Novel Drug Doesn't Help Cognition in Alzheimer's (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Questions about mechanism of action remain (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAIC: Blood test could offer clues about the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease, study shows – Alzheimer’s Society comment
New research reported today investigates whether simpler, more practical test for amyloid deposition could in future offer clues about the development and progression of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Life expectancy has levelled off – Alzheimer’s Society comment
Improvements in life expectancy have almost 'ground to a halt', says Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who's said he is 'deeply concerned' that increases in life expectancy had levelled off since 2010. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Simple dementia test on horizon: THIS cheap procedure could spot symptoms
DEMENTIA symptoms and Alzheimer ’s disease risk could be determined with a simple blood test - which experts say could be less invasive than other methods, such as PET scans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss
Not everyone needs a brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's, but new research suggests PET scans may lead to treatment changes for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms could be spotted with THIS easy test
DEMENTIA symptoms and Alzheimer ’s disease risk could be determined with a simple blood test - which experts say could be less invasive than other methods, such as PET scans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diagnosis: Symptoms could be spotted with THIS simple test for Alzheimer's
DEMENTIA symptoms and Alzheimer ’s disease risk could be determined with a simple blood test - which experts say could be less invasive than other methods, such as PET scans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease
Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

PET is center of attention at U.K. Alzheimer's conference
While PET can accurately detect or exclude Alzheimer's disease by imaging beta-amyloid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's IDEAS study adds 3 new research efforts PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study Novel PET compound could aid Alzheimer's detection PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's
Title: Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline
Title: Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the PipelineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - July 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rosalind Franklin University awarded NIH grant for research on neurological repair
(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) A $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science study how to replace neurons lost through stroke, traumatic brain and spinal injury and brain diseases including Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dozens of potential Alzheimer's meds in development
Nearly three dozen new Alzheimer's drugs may reach the market in the next five years, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAIC: Rx + Training Shows Benefit in Advanced Alzheimer ’ s
Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Sleep Disorders, Such As Sleep Apnea, Linked to Dementia - AARP
8 hours ago ... New studies released at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London this week show more evidence that sleep apnea  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Extra-virgin oil may hold the key to preventing the Alzheimer's disease, exciting new research discovers
(Natural News) According to new research, consumption of extra-virgin olive oil may reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers behind the study, which was published in Annals of Clinical and Transitional Neurology, singled out this key component of the Mediterranean diet as an effective preventative measure against the neurological disease. Led by Dr.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAIC: Alzheimer Biomarkers Up With Sleep Disordered Breathing
Studies found SDB/OSA tied to higher levels of biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Training And Meds May Help Advanced Alzheimer's
Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline
Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline
Last new drug for the memory-robbing disease was introduced in the United States in 2003 (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news