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Dementia: How to fight the disease in rural areas and help sufferers in your community
DEMENTIA care can be given by a community, if everyone works together. Dementia signs and symptoms include being confused in familiar places, memory loss and problems keeping track of items. Local communities in rural areas may be able to care for sufferers by following this simple plan, recommended by the Alzheimer ’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: How to fight the disease and help sufferers in your community
DEMENTIA care can be given by a community, if everyone works together. Dementia signs and symptoms include being confused in familiar places, memory loss and problems keeping track of items. Local communities in rural areas may be able to care for sufferers by following this simple plan, recommended by the Alzheimer ’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Do this to fight dementia in your community
DEMENTIA care can be given by a community, if everyone works together. Dementia signs and symptoms include being confused in familiar places, memory loss and problems keeping track of items. Local communities in rural areas may be able to care for sufferers by following this simple plan, recommended by the Alzheimer ’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality Changes From Cognitive Health to MCI Personality Changes From Cognitive Health to MCI
At what point in the transition from pre-symptomatic Alzheimer disease to mild cognitive impairment do personality changes arise that might indicate future behavioral problems?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-related cognitive decline
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of very early Alzheimer's-disease-associated changes in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia: How long can a sufferer expect to live with the condition?
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include memory loss, confusion in conversations and losing interest in hobbies. There are several different types of the condition including dementia with lewy bodies and vascular dementia. Alzheimer ’s disease is the most common form of the disease. This is how long you could live if you have the condition, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Biobank data reveals new Alzheimer's risk gene
An international research team funded by the MRC, and led by scientists at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Queensland, has identified three new genes linked to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson scraps Alzheimer's trials on safety concerns
(Reuters) - Johnson and Johnson said it would stop mid-stage trials testing its experimental Alzheimer's drug after observing safety issues, the latest drugmaker to abandon developing treatments for the memory-robbing disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No
Title: Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says NoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 18, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Primary Care News: Highlights from 7 Must-Read Studies
At-a-glance: Research on opioid addiction, exergaming for Alzheimer patients, medical cannabis for chronic pain, and more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia
Title: Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Big data reveals new Alzheimer's risk genes
(University of Edinburgh) An international research team has identified three new genes linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EIP Pharma Secures $20.5 Million in Series B Financing
Proceeds to Support Continued Development of Neflamapimod for Alzheimer's Disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EIP Pharma, a therapeutics company focused on CNS diseases, today announced the successful com... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Venture Capital EIP Pharma, neflamapimod, p38 alpha, Alzheimer's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia signs: How long can patients with Alzheimer’s live after symptoms develop?
DEMENTIA signs can differ from person to person, but the most common symptoms are memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word. Alzheimer ’s disease is the most common type of the disease in the UK, but what is the outlook for patients? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup aims to give castoff Vertex drug new life as Alzheimer ’s treatment
In 2001, Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that it was halting development of a rheumatoid arthritis drug. The treatment, which was designed to block a certain enzyme linked to inflammation, had showed promise in clinical trials, but animal studies turned up worrying side effects of the central nervous system. The drug, a small molecule with the generic name neflamapimod, was largely forgotten until a tiny Cambridge startup called EIP Pharma licensed the rights to it from Vertex in 2014. Led by a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Startup aims to give castoff Vertex drug new life as Alzheimer ’s treatment
In 2001, Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that it was halting development of a rheumatoid arthritis drug. The treatment, which was designed to block a certain enzyme linked to inflammation, had showed promise in clinical trials, but animal studies turned up worrying side effects of the central nervous system. The drug, a small molecule with the generic name neflamapimod, was largely forgotten until a tiny Cambridge startup called EIP Pharma licensed the rights to it from Vertex in 2014. Led by a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Researchers identify gene that helps prevent brain disease
(University of California - San Diego) A UC San Diego-led team has identified a gene that helps prevent the harmful buildup of proteins that can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. As published in Nature, the researchers found that the 'Ankrd16' gene acts like a failsafe in proofreading and correcting errors to avoid the abnormal production of improper proteins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercising while playing video games may help Alzheimer's sufferers
Researchers from Union College, New York, found older people with cognitive impairment, which occurs before dementia, have better 'executive functions' after playing games while riding exercise bikes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk
Researchers are making strides toward discovering which individuals have an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection Novel PET tracer helps diagnose concussed patients IDEAS study to explore amyloid PET and Alzheimer's GE's Vizamyl gets European OK (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Move it and use it: Exergaming may help those at risk of Alzheimer's or related dementias
(Union College) Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer's, showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, according to a new study.The results could encourage seniors, caregivers and health care providers to pursue or prescribe exergames (video games that also require physical exercise) in hopes of slowing the debilitating effects of those with MCI, sometimes a stage between normal brain aging and dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA biologists ‘transfer’ a memory
UCLA biologists report they have transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, creating an artificial memory, by injecting RNA from one to another. This research could lead to new ways to lessen the trauma of painful memories with RNA and to restore lost memories.“I think in the not-too-distant future, we could potentially use RNA to ameliorate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder,” said David Glanzman, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology. The team’sresearch is published May 14 in eNeuro, t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet may slow development of Alzheimer ’s disease
Researchers found that eating a Mediterranean diet slows some changes in the brain that may indicate early Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Geriatrics receives $13.6 million to evaluate approaches to dementia care
There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer ’s disease, the most common type of dementia. As that number grows over the next few decades, health care organizations will need to develop better ways to serve people with dementia and the family members who care for them.Various approaches have been taken to manage the care of those with dementia, but there is not a consensus on which ones are the most effective. To help address this issue, the UCLA Division of Geriatrics has received a five-year, $13.6 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare care delivered th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

5 questions to ask when searching for a memory care center
When a loved one is diagnosed with age-related dementia or Alzheimer ’s disease, choosing a memory care center can be a challenging process. Opting for a move to a senior living community might be the best course of action, but you’ll naturally have questions about which care center would be the best fit for your relative’s needs. Let’s review five questions your family should ask when choosing a retirement community or memory care provider. 1. Is the memory care center designed for “safe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Episcopal Retirement Services Source Type: news

5 questions to ask when searching for a memory care center
When a loved one is diagnosed with age-related dementia or Alzheimer ’s disease, choosing a memory care center can be a challenging process. Opting for a move to a senior living community might be the best course of action, but you’ll naturally have questions about which care center would be the best fit for your relative’s needs. Let’s review five questions your family should ask when choosing a retirement community or memory care provider. 1. Is the memory care center designed for “safe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Episcopal Retirement Services Source Type: news

Scientists discover a variation of the genome predisposing to Alzheimer's disease
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) An article published in Nature Medicine shows that the inheritance of small changes in DNA alters the expression of the PM20D1 gene and is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene variant may increase psychiatric risk after traumatic brain injury
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) In a Veterans Affairs, study, a gene variant known to predict Alzheimer's risk was linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in those with a traumatic brain injury. Study participants with the gene variant and at least one TBI had more severe PTSD, anxiety, and depression, compared with TBI patients without the same variant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Restoring epigenetic balance reinstates memory in flies with Alzheimer's disease symptoms
(Drexel University) A study from Drexel University showed that restoring a balance between two epigenetic regulator enzymes restored learning and memory function in flies that displayed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Alzheimer's trials could help stay a step ahead of the disease
About 850,000 Britons have dementia, with 200,000 new cases each year. One in three people born today are expected to develop the condition that gradually robs sufferers of their mental abilities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

PET may help spot protein clumps in heart disease
Using preclinical PET and other techniques, researchers appear to have found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET links midlife vascular risk factors to more amyloid Lilly touts latest study on florbetapir's efficacy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
Title: Making Life With Dementia More BearableCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - May 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Alzheimer's: How much should you reveal?
Should you tell others when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia with Lewy bodies symptoms: Six signs of the neurodegenerative disease to look for
DEMENTIA with Lewy bodies is a type of dementia that shares symptoms with both Alzheimer ’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Because of the similarities with these conditions, and because memory loss isn’t as pronounced in the initial stages, dementia with Lewy bodies is harder to diagnose than other forms of the disease. Here are six signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop Facebook'friendsourcing' app for caregivers
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be isolating, but researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis have developed a Facebook “friendsourcing” app that is designed to help caregivers connect.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s disease - is there a cure for the brain condition?
DEMENTIA symptoms can include memory loss, confusion and difficulty following a conversation. EastEnders actress Barbara Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease in 2014 - is there a cure for the brain condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Has Spiked By 33% In the Last Five Years, a New Report Says
Diagnoses of clinical depression — also known as major depression — have risen by 33% since 2013, according to a new report from health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield. The report, which was based on insurance claims filed by 41 million privately insured Blue Cross Blue Shield members, calls depression the “second most impactful condition on overall health for commercially insured Americans,” behind only high blood pressure. That’s because people with depression also tend to have other health issues, such as chronic illnesses and substance abuse, and as a result may have more significant health...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Dementia and Alzheimer's: THIS diet could prevent you from developing the disease
DEMENTIA care can be costly and include medication as well as lifestyle changes. The most common type of the condition, Alzheimer ’s associated with gradual brain decline, could be prevented by switching to the Mediterranean diet, a diet plan rich in oils, fish and nuts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New dementia risk factors uncovered
Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s: What is the disease? Signs and symptoms here
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, confusion and difficulty following a conversation. EastEnders star Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease - these are the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EastEnders star Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's
The actress's symptoms of memory loss and confusion have grown worse recently, her husband says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Published study reports molecule could improve memory, reduce Alzheimer's degradation
(Purdue University) SERCA activator may improve memory and cognition for Alzheimer's patients by preserving calcium ion balance in neurons and offering a new therapeutic strategy for neurodegeneration drug development. A report on this study was published in the Bioorganic& Medicinal Chemistry Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Are changes in the brain's attention hub at fault?
As we grow older, we find it harder to stay focused, perhaps due to changes in the brain's attention hub. Could this also drive the onset of Alzheimer's? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Experts warn that it just takes ONE sleepless night to dramatically increase your risk of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) The health-conscious do their best to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, minimize stress, and sleep well. But they may not live to a happy old age if they have trouble sleeping. A research team headed by Dr. Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that just one sleepless night significantly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-ray laser opens new view on Alzheimer's proteins
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. An international team of researchers has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples. The scientists present their new technique in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Facebook app offers opportunity to help unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers via friendsourcing
(Indiana University) Researchers at IUPUI have developed a Facebook app that, a study shows, offers a way to provide much-needed support to unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The joy of neurons: A simplified 'cookbook' for engineering brain cells to study disease
(Scripps Research Institute) The new research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer's disease under reproducible conditions in a dish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's
Microvascular changes in the eye detected by noninvasive optical coherence tomography angiography may herald preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Companies to use data in battle against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS
Morrisville-based contract research organization Worldwide Clinical Trials and Roivant-backed health care technology company Datavant are partnering to take on neurodegenerative diseases. Some of the most common neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. According to Worldwide and Datavant, the most common neurodegenerative diseases cost the U.S. close to $800 billion annually.  Through the new partnership, Worldwide and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s: Early detection hope using sensors that monitor how you walk
DEMENTIA affects 850,000 people in the UK, of which Alzheimer ’s is the most common type. Symptoms include memory loss, difficulty problem solving or putting an item in the wrong place, like an iron in a fridge. Detecting the condition earlier may help slow the condition as treatment can be given earlier. Now, a study has suggested that sensors may be the ke y to detect it earlier. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news