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The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief - Alzheimer's Society comments
More than 25.5 million people around the world are dying each year with serious physical and psychological suffering caused by disease, injury or illness, according to a major new report. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Biomarker Model Might Help Identify Who Will Develop Alzheimer's (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Biomarkers may help clinicians predict which patients with mild cognitive impairment will progress to Alzheimer disease, according to an industry-supported study in JAMA Neurology.Over 500 patients with mild … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Who speaks up for In és Fonseca? Representing violence against vulnerable subjects and the ethics of care in fictional narrative about Alzheimer's disease:
This paper studies the 2004 Spanish fictional novel by Andr és Barba, Ahora tocad música de baile, one of the first cultural texts dealing entirely with Alzheimer's disease to appear in Spain. It argues that the significance of Barba's fictional novel res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a green tea compound could prevent Alzheimer's
Researchers reveal how a compound in green tea called EGCG prevents the formation of toxic beta-amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Menopause increases Alzheimer ’s disease risk
According to a new study, published inPLOS One, the hormonal changes during menopause that affect brain metabolism may also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause Triggers Brain Changes for Alzheimer's
Menopause Triggers Metabolic Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease
(McGill University) Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate levels of a protein known as RBFOX1 may be a factor in the faulty connections that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Achieving high-value chemical diversity for the pharmaceutical artificial intelligence
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine is adapting best neural network architectures. These advances are usually integrated into a comprehensive drug discovery pipeline with the goal to enable the deep neural networks to produce perfect molecules for the specific set of diseases. DruGAN allows the generation of new formulations for a wide range of diseases: different cancers, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, virus infections, and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What is the scope of neurological diseases in the world today?
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. This problem is the topic of a recent report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project, which was published in The Lancet. One of its participants is Vasily Vlassov, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Higher School of Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's Menopause Triggers Brain Changes Linked to Alzheimer's
New research may explain why women are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease and points to potential avenues for early intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
Could menopausal status be a factor in why women are more frequently afflicted...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's
Could menopausal status be a factor in why women are more frequently afflicted...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to figures showing  dementia remains leading cause of death
Dementia is still the leading cause of death in England and Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laing Buisson proposes solution for funding social care - Alzheimer's Society comments
Leading health economist, William Laing, has today published his proposal for a long-term solution for funding social care.   (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Country Director receives MBE for services to dementia in Wales
Alzheimer ’s Society Cymru’s Sue Phelps visited Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 11 October to receive her well-deserved MBE for services to dementia in Wales. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

New map reveals Britain's dementia hotspots
Christchurch has the highest prevalence of dementia per head of population at 28 cases per 1,000 people, according to the map compiled by Alzheimer's Research UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia
-- Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia, behind Alzheimer's disease. Vascular dementia typically occurs after a stroke, but it can occur for other reasons. The U.S. National Institute on Aging identifies three common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia
Title: Health Tip: Identifying Vascular DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins scientists help show links between genes, body tissues
(Johns Hopkins University) A research team is assessing how a person's genetic profile affects his body. The results could help show how individual genetic differences contribute to disease and guide treatments for heritable disorders such as Alzheimer's, high cholesterol or Type 1 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scalable synthesis of bryostatin 1 and analogs, adjuvant leads against latent HIV
Bryostatin 1 is an exceedingly scarce marine-derived natural product that is in clinical development directed at HIV/AIDS eradication, cancer immunotherapy, and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Despite this unique portfolio of indications, its availability has been limited and variable, thus impeding research and clinical studies. Here, we report a total synthesis of bryostatin 1 that proceeds in 29 total steps (19 in the longest linear sequence,>80% average yield per step), collectively produces grams of material, and can be scaled to meet clinical needs (~20 grams per year). This practical solution to the b...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wender, P. A., Hardman, C. T., Ho, S., Jeffreys, M. S., Maclaren, J. K., Quiroz, R. V., Ryckbosch, S. M., Shimizu, A. J., Sloane, J. L., Stevens, M. C. Tags: Chemistry, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Faculty on Cancer and Work-Life Balance / Specialty Leaders
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Menopause triggers changes that might cause Alzheimer's  
A new study from the University of Arizona has found that going through menopause may increase women's chances of developing Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause can cause changes in brain linked to Alzheimer's
A recent study found that menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in women. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Women and Girls Hypertension Elderly Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Menopause may trigger Alzheimer's disease
A new study looked at the metabolic changes in the brains of menopausal and perimenopausal women and found potential triggers for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Dementia risk: The menopause is why more women than men suffer from Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - can affect anyone, however more women than men tend to suffer. Scientists have discovered that the menopause could be why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk: THIS is why more women than men suffer from Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - can affect anyone, however more women than men tend to suffer. Scientists have discovered that the menopause could be why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTokyo NY Conference to headline studies on deadly viruses, Alzheimer's
(University of Tokyo) Leading scientists from Japan in the fields of medical science and industrial science will speak at the UTokyo NY Conference on Friday, November 3, 2017, to report on their international collaboration projects on deadly viruses and Alzheimer's prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Caring for Homebound Patients / Understanding Alzheimer's Pathogenesis / Kentucky Cardiology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Blog … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: Being unaware of memory loss may predict Alzheimer's
A recent study by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health found that being unaware of memory loss may be a predictor for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruth Langsford unites with 3,000 people at Surrey Memory Walk
Strictly Come Dancing star Ruth Langsford took a break from the dancefloor to join 3,000 people who united against dementia at an Alzheimer ’s Society Memory Walk. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Effort to create mouse that more closely mirrors human Alzheimer's wins federal grant
(University of California - Irvine) A proposal to humanize several mouse genes for research into Alzheimer's disease has spurred the National Institute on Aging to award $11.35 million to the University of California, Irvine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New smell test could aid early detection of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
(Rockefeller University) Problems with olfaction have been linked to a variety of health conditions. Scientists have developed new tests to detect smell loss more reliably. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Menopause triggers metabolic changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer's
(Weill Cornell Medicine) Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a team from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences has shown in new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia BREAKTHROUGH? Treatment could slow down effects of disease 
AN ALZHEIMER ’S disease treatment could be on the way, after scientists found a brain protein that stops genes from going haywire. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study gives new insight into how brain cells die in Alzheimer's
Researchers at Emory University found that removal of the regulatory gene LSD1 in adult mice induces changes in gene activity similar to Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Breathing in polluted air could trigger brain condition
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - could be triggered by breathing in polluted air, according to a new MP inquiry. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: Fifth of cases have been linked to THIS common factor
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer ’s disease - could be triggered by breathing in polluted air, according to a new MP inquiry. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death
Researchers suggest that the loss of a gene called LSD1 plays a role in the brain cell death that occurs with Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's
Traumatic brain injury, the signature injury of military veterans of Iraq and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI may predict cognitive impairment in fighters FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer MRI uncovers evidence on Alzheimer's origins (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New insight into how brain cells die in Alzheimer's and FTD
(Emory Health Sciences) Removal of a regulatory gene called LSD1 in adult mice induces changes in gene activity that that look unexpectedly like Alzheimer's. Another surprise: LSD1 is tangled up in brain samples from humans with Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), suggesting LSD1 as a central downstream player in these diseases and a drug target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's gene poses both risk -- and benefits
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists studying the molecular roots of Alzheimer's disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. The bad news is that in the early stages of the disease, high-risk TREM2 variants can hobble the immune system's ability to protect the brain from amyloid beta. The good news, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is that later in the disease, the absence of TREM2 protein seems to protect the brain from damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can A Gadget Designed By Undergraduates Diagnose Alzheimer's?
A team of sophomores at the University of Maryland won a national competition for their prototype portable EEG device to diagnose Alzheimer ’s. Can it work? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury may not increase the risk of Alzheimer disease - Weiner MW, Crane PK, Montine TJ, Bennett DA, Veitch DP.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly occurs in civilian and military populations. Some epidemiologic studies previously have associated TBI with an increased risk of Alzheimer disease (AD). Recent clinicopathologic and biomarker studies have failed to con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Special USPS Stamp for Alzheimer's Awareness
1 day ago ... Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member; WATCH: Caring for my father, who has Alzheimer's; TELL US: Discuss  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tactile hallucinations: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Learn more about tactile hallucinations and its symptoms. Including more on causes such as Alzheimer ’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and delirium tremens. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly
Annual bills for this early onset disease twice as high as for Alzheimer's, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy presenting as Alzheimer's disease in a retired soccer player - Grinberg LT, Anghinah R, Nascimento CF, Amaro E, Leite RP, Martin Mda G, Naslavsky MS, Takada LT, Filho WJ, Pasqualucci CA, Nitrini R.
We report clinicopathological correlations in an 83-year-old retired center-back soccer player, with no history of concussion, manifesting typical Alzheimer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news