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Vascular dementia: Symptoms, causes and risk factors of the deadly condition
VASCULAR dementia symptoms include memory loss and mood changes. It is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer ’s disease. Signs, causes and whether stroke can bring on the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probing Alzheimer's at both ends of the spectrum
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from the National Institutes of Health to conduct major studies on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of memory loss and other forms of dementia in older persons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK DRI invests £1.5 million into Huntington’s Disease
A progressive new research programme has just been funded by UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), in its first investment in Huntington ’s disease since the Institute was established last year. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 14, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

1,400 people with dementia stranded in hospital over Christmas
At least 1,400 vulnerable people will spend Christmas on a hospital ward - well enough to go home, but trapped because of a social care system starved of funding. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 13, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: FOUR early signs of Alzheimer's to spot in relatives this Christmas
DEMENTIA is best treated when caught early. These are the four early symptoms to look out for in elderly relatives this Christmas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia WARNING: A daily diet fizzy drink could increase Alzheimer’s risk by THREE times
DEMENTIA and stroke risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks daily, researchers have claimed. The risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease increased almost three times compared to those that don’t drink diet fizzy drinks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strengthen memory and reduce Alzheimer’s risk with meditation and music
(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to put your favorite music on repeat, or pick up your mats and meditate: A recent study suggests that meditation and music can help people who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. (Related: Alzheimer’s drugs cause brain damage and actually worsen memory loss.) The results of the study built... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here & #039;s the Secret Behind Boston Scientific & #039;s New DBS Device
Unlike traditional deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems that are built from pacemaker technology, Boston Scientific's Vercise DBS is modeled from cochlear implant technology and the precise stimulation of auditory nerves it uses to replicate hearing. The device is now FDA approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms, the company announced this week. "The cochlear implant technology, when you think about it, is really designed and engineered to precisely stimulate the auditory nerves to produce a sense of hearing," Maulik Nanavaty, a senior vice president at Boston Scientific and president of th...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

UK Dementia Research Institute – improving lives today and tomorrow
Under the leadership of Professor Bart De Strooper, the UK Dementia Research Institute aims to revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat dementia and improve quality of life for everyone affected. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study suggests urea is a cause of dementia
A study published yesterday (11 December) has suggested that a build-up of urea in the brain could be a major cause of dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How loneliness affects our health
A recent finding suggests that loneliness may be a preclinical sign for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Uniting for change: Our round table event to deliver social care reform
Last week, we brought together civil servants with charities, academics, think-tanks and insurance companies in a landmark event on social care reform.   (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 12, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR answers readers' health questions  
DR MARTIN SCURR answers readers' health questions, including on the possibility of a link between aluminium and Alzheimer ’s which has been the subject of debate for years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket
By 2060, an estimated 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer ’ s disease or mild cognitive impairment, a dramatic increase over the 6.08 million currently affected, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease
Hailed as ‘enormously significant’, results in groundbreaking trial are first time a drug has been shown to suppress effects of Huntington’s genetic mutationA landmark trial for Huntington ’s disease has announced positive results, suggesting that an experimental drug could become the first to slow the progression of the devastating genetic illness.The results have been hailed as “enormously significant” because it is the first time any drug has been shown to suppress the effects of the Huntington’s mutation that causes irreversible damage to the brain. Current treatments only help...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Huntington's disease Medical research Science Neuroscience Alzheimer's Parkinson's disease Health Society Genetics Source Type: news

New NIH consortium award to enhance clinical trials for Alzheimer ’s disease, related dementias
Effort streamlines study infrastructure to improve recruitment diversity, advance research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Neuroscientists show deep brain waves occur more often during navigation and memory formation
FINDINGSUCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.In an unexpected finding, theta oscillations were most prominent in a blind person who relied on a cane to move. The scientists hypothesized that a sightless person explores a strange environment through multiple senses, which would require more brain activity to process the extra sensory input.BACKGROUNDThe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ICYMI –Report highlights increasing prevalence for Alzheimer’s disease
The number of Americans affected by Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) continues to rise according to a newreport.1 Researchers found that approximately 6.08 million Americans had Alzheimer ’s or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to the disease in 2017. Additionally, the report found that 15 million people will be living with Alzheimer’s by 2060. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - December 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Alzheimer's GoBoldly Source Type: news

Personal Health: How Loneliness Affects Our Health
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Depression (Mental) Elderly Alzheimer's Disease Psychology and Psychologists Longevity Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Depression (Mental) Elderly Alzheimer's Disease Psychology and Psychologists Longevity Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Omega-3 benefits for brain health are well documented; now researchers have determined they help prevent Alzheimer’s
(Natural News) As mainstream science continues to pour endless money into trying to find that ever elusive “cure” for Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from Texas have been busy identifying more of the ways that natural omega-3 fatty acids can help to protect the brain against this horrible degenerative disease. In a recent study published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated brain cell map connects various brain diseases to specific cell types
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. By analyzing individual nuclei of cells from adult human brains, researchers have identified 35 different subtypes of neurons and glial cells and discovered which of these subtypes are most susceptible to common risk factors for different brain diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USC, Harvard-affiliated hospitals & Mayo Clinic team up to streamline Alzheimer's research
(University of Southern California) Three premier researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, two Harvard-affiliated hospitals and Mayo Clinic have been awarded up to $70 million to build essential nationwide infrastructure that would remove a bottleneck in the development of techniques to treat Alzheimer's disease. The new infrastructure will provide centralized services, enabling Alzheimer's researchers to run innovative clinical trials, manage and analyze huge amounts of data and recruit participants from diverse backgrounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Butler Hospital launches landmark trial for Alzheimer's prevention
(Care New England) The Memory and Aging Program (MAP) at Butler Hospital enrolled one of the initial participants in an international Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevention study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Up to $70 million to be awarded to advance Alzheimer's Disease clinical trials
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is expected to award up to $70 million over five years to three physician-scientists to launch the Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC). Reisa Sperling, MD, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will collaborate with colleagues to accelerate clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Up to $70 Million To Be Awarded to Advance Alzheimer ’s Disease Clinical Trials
Reisa Sperling, MD, and collaborators will build the Alzheimer ’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) to accelerate, expand Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic research. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Up to $70 Million To Be Awarded to Advance Alzheimer ’s Disease Clinical Trials
Reisa Sperling, MD, and collaborators will build the Alzheimer ’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) to accelerate, expand Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic research. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - December 11, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Researchers may have found a link between Alzheimer’s disease and a common class of herbicides
(Natural News) Researchers from France have uncovered what just might be one of the most overlooked causes of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that most people have probably never even considered: Crop chemicals. A recent paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease takes a closer look at this apparent connection, revealing that a class of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 simple health tips for protecting your brain and cognitive function
(Natural News) When it comes to protecting your brain, the first thing that may come to your mind is avoiding head injury, and for good reason: studies have shown that traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from falls and other forms of head injury may increase the chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. One of the causes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough sees new drug for dementia patients
Many people diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s – the most common form of dementia – suffer from psychotic episodes and terrifying hallucinations that leave them permanently traumatised. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease awareness may increase risk of suicide in young onset dementia: a case report - Baptista MAT, Santos RL, Kimura N, Lacerda IB, Dourado MCN.
We report a case of a man with YOAD who had preserved awareness of disease, depression and risk of suicide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hearing loss a COMMON early sign of dementia, scientists reveal
DEMENTIA risk could be raised by suffering from hearing loss. But it probably doesn't indicate Alzheimer ’s disease, say scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise
Title: As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - December 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rate of Alzheimer's or Mild Cognitive Impairment Will More Than Double by 2060, Researchers Say
Some 15 million Americans will have clinical Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's in 2060, according to a modeling study in Alzheimer's... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study suggests links between hearing loss and dementia - Alzheimer's Society comment
A study published today (7 December) has suggested that hearing loss could be a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Sperling Wins American Neurological Association ’s Raymond D. Adams Lectureship
Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment in the Department of Neurology, was awarded the Raymond D. Adams Lectureship by the American Neurological Association for her outstanding work in academic neurology (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 8, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Upsized $300M biotech IPO could be huge — or another flop in Alzheimer’s and ALS
There's a lot riding on Denali Therapeutics Inc.'s upsized, mountainous $303 million IPO — and it goes beyond the eye-popping fundraise. To be sure, investors are watching the South San Francisco developer of drugs for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday morning, the 125-employe e company boosted the shares available in the IPO from 9.58 million to 15.97 million. At the top of its $17 to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Canola oil may worsen memory
A diet supplemented with canola oil worsened memory and led to weight gain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

As Hearing Fades with Age, Dementia Risk May Rise
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Hearing Disorders and Deafness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of people with dementia worldwide to triple in next 30 years – Alzheimer’s Society comment
The World Health Organisation today warned that, as the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - December 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Book Review: The Conscious Caregiver
Caregiving has received increased attention in recent years, and with good reason. With a reported 10,000 people turning 65 each day, there are more seniors who are living longer, often with frailties and illness. While the number of assisted, nursing, and independent living facilities may be increasing to meet the demand, many seniors prefer to and are able to stay longer in their homes or other residences. But this often eventually requires some level of caregiving and can place increased stress on the caregivers. Not everyone is so fortunate to have a family member, neighbor, or friend who can commit to serving in a car...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Book Reviews Caregivers Family Mindfulness Parkinson's Self-Help Seniors caregiver stress caregiving help coping as a caregiver volunteer caregiving Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report
As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why this $300 million biotech IPO could be huge — or another flop in Alzheimer’s and ALS
There's a lot riding on Denali Therapeutics Inc.'s upsized, mountainous $303 million IPO — and it goes beyond the eye-popping fundraise. To be sure, investors are watching the South San Francisco developer of drugs for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday morning, the 125-employe e company boosted the shares available in the IPO from 9.58 million to 15.97 million. At the top of its $17 to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could an existing oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer's?
Researchers have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy alleviates some physical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's in a mouse model of the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’ s Cases to Double by 2060: Report
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

New forecast shows 6 million with Alzheimer ’s disease, cognitive impairment
The numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Number of Americans with Alzheimer's will double by 2060
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles estimate that by 2060, 15 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease, up from the 6.08 million who have it now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Health Statistics, Mild Cognitive Impairment (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More evidence there's a link between the heart and mind: Poor heart health found to affect brain's memory center, proving exercise does fight Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., have found a link between heart health and memory issues. Specifically, that poor blood flow from the heart can lead to reduced blood flow in the brain’s temporal lobe — the region where Alzheimer’s pathology begins. For the purposes of their research, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. The study findings, which show cases of Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment going from 6... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news