Higher Alzheimer's risk for sleepless teens
Neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania found teenage who cut down on sleep were more likely to develop dangerous build-ups in their brain that paved the way to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Chiropractor crackdown: College gives ultimatum on misleading health claims
There is no acceptable scientific evidence that chiropractors can treat Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes, infertility, infections, autism, ADHD or Down syndrome. And yet, some practitioners in this province claim they can. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

4 steps for safe travel with a parent with Alzheimer ’s or dementia
If your parent is living with Alzheimer ’s or some other form of dementia, you might think that travel is off the table. In fact, not only can people who have dementia travel, but trips can also help them stay stimulated and reconnect them with loved ones in distant locations. Nonetheless, traveling with a parent who has dementia does create some unique risks and challenges. By following these tips, you can prepare for those challenges and make sure you both have a safe, happy and enjoyable trip. Step… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Beverly Edwards Source Type: news

A retrospective, population-based cohort study of driving under the influence, Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, and survival - Miller M, Orwat D, Rahimi G, Mintzer J.
Introduction:The relationship between Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and alcohol addiction is poorly characterized. Arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) can serve as a proxy for alcohol addiction. Therefore, the potential association between DUI and AD ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of exercise on drug-related falls among persons with Alzheimer's disease: a secondary analysis of the FINALEX study - Perttila NM, Öhman H, Strandberg TE, Kautiainen H, Raivio M, Laakkonen ML, Savikko N, Tilvis RS, Pitkälä KH.
INTRODUCTION: No study has investigated how exercise modifies the effect of fall-related drugs (FRDs) on falls among people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate how exercise intervention and FRDs intera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise CAN save your life, especially when it comes to brain health
(Natural News) You don’t need to witness someone you love deteriorate right before your eyes to prepare for Alzheimer’s disease: Scientists from the UT Southwestern Medical Center found that regular exercise is linked to increased brain health – which lowers your chances of getting this debilitating condition. In the study, which was published in the Journal for Alzheimer’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind games: a mental workout to help keep your brain sharp
Lifestyle habits matter when it comes to brain health, and the rewards of increased mental stimulation can be seen in a very short space of timeSharon, a 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers, came to see me about her increasing forgetfulness. Working full-time and managing her household was becoming overwhelming for her, and she was misplacing lunchboxes, missing appointments and having trouble focusing her attention. She was worried because her grandmother got Alzheimer ’s disease at the age of 79, and Sharon felt she might be getting it too – just a lot younger. I said it was highly unlikely that Shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gary Small Tags: Health & wellbeing Memory Life and style Mental health Psychology Source Type: news

How An Alzheimer Treatment's Success Highlights The Failures In Alzheimer's Drug Research
How the takeover of a biotech company with a late stage Alzheimer's Drug highlights the lack of any other success in the fight against Alzheimer's. And how we must look at new ways to advance research in Alzheimer's if we want to break the bleak pattern of failure. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: LLY:NYSE AXON:NASDAQ GSK:NYSE CORI:NASDAQ Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Even among individuals at high genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease, exercise may delay symptom onset, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Alzheimer's& Dementia. Stephan M üller, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
-- Nearly 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, the Alzheimer's Association says. The association lists 10 warnings signs of Alzheimer's: Memory lapses that affect everyday life. Challenges in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called DeepSpine can assist radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads MRI-based AI could predict Alzheimer's progression AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy Can AI predict outcomes for psychosis, depression? NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
Title: Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Oscillations provide insights into the brain's navigation system
(Ruhr-University Bochum) The brain creates a map of our environment, which enables reliable spatial navigation. The Nobel Prize was awarded in 2014 for research into how this navigation system works at the cellular level. Researchers have now shown that the characteristics of this navigation system are also present in brain oscillations that can be measured using depth electrodes in the human brain. The possibility of testing the neuronal navigation system in this way may open up new approaches for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early changes to synapse gene regulation may cause Alzheimer's disease
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) TMDU-led Japanese research revealed a role for splicing proteins in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Increased phosphorylation of the SRRM2 protein, seen in AD mouse models and human patients, was found to block its transport to the nucleus. This reduced levels of the PQBP1 protein, causing abnormal changes to the splicing of synapse genes and cognitive decline. These phenotypes were reversed by restoring PQBP1 function, suggesting a possible future treatment for AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new study indicates the possibility to monitor the progression of Alzheimer's Disease by monitoring major brain antioxidant levels using noninvasive techniques
(IOS Press) In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer's patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals, the findings give us another measure to use when diagnosing potential for the advancement of Alzheimer's disease or recognizing those that are in the throes of Alzheimer's advancement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hilary Sw. Talks Caregiving at AARP's 'What They Had' Premiere
The movie's story brings to life what more and more families are facing: a parent with Alzheimer's and children coming to terms with the disease. ... More on What They Had Blythe Danner and Hilary ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiota Signature Altered in Alzheimer's Disease Gut Microbiota Signature Altered in Alzheimer's Disease
The composition of gut microbiota is altered in patients with Alzheimer's disease, potentially supporting the inflammatory theory of the disease's pathogenesis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Optina Diagnostics pulls $4M seed investment for Alzheimer's screening tool
The Montreal-based company uses spectral retinal imaging technology and AI to deliver a cheaper alternative to early Alzheimer's disease detection. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Dementia: Atrial fibrillation may increase risk of the condition - but what is it?
DEMENTIA is an overall term for the symptoms caused by different brain diseases, such as Alzheimer ’s. As there is currently no cure, much research is being carried out to find out the causes and how to prevent it. New research has revealed people with atrial fibrillation are at greater risk of the disease developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Having an irregular heartbeat may increase risk of the disease developing
DEMENTIA is an overall term for the symptoms caused by different brain diseases, such as Alzheimer ’s. As there is currently no cure, much research is being carried out to find out the causes and how to prevent it. New research has revealed people with irregular heartbeat are at greater risk of the disease developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia
People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

When Should You Test for Alzheimer's?
(MedPage Today) -- New criteria show when spinal fluid analysis is, and isn't, appropriate (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dementia test: Alzheimer’s could be spotted five years before symptoms appear using this
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms can be difficult to spot because the disease can affect people differently. But scientists have created an AI which they claim can spot Alzheimer ’s before symptoms appear.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture in Alzheimer's diagnosis
(Alzheimer's Association) In preparation for more tools that detect and measure the biology associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias earlier and with more accuracy, an Alzheimer's Association-led Workgroup has published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and spinal fluid analysis in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting forgetfulness with nanotechnology
(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) About 29 million people around the world are affected by the disease 'Alzheimer'. In an international collaboration, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz together with teams from Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and the USA are now working together on an approach for a therapy. On the one hand, the goal is to understand the processes occurring in the brain that lead to the disease; on the other hand the development of a method for targeted drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Aberrations; Dime-Sized Nerve Repair; 3-Minute Parkinson's Dx?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer ’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms, but Alzheimer’s has different and specific treatments as well as unique symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apathy predict dementia?
Predicting who will develop dementia is difficult. Researchers are testing various biomarkers, but a recent study asks whether apathy might provide a clue. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Brain and cognitive changes found after regular GHB use
GHB-induced coma linked to negative effects on long-term memory, working memory, IQ and stress Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evidence does NOT support statin use for conditions other than heart disease
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh argue there is insufficient evidence to support statins being prescribed for non-cardiovascular conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins' benefits beyond heart health aren't clear-cut, analysis says
Despite some studies suggesting that statin drugs have benefits beyond cardiovascular health, for such issues as cancer and Alzheimer's, a broad new analysis says there's a lack of compelling evidence linking such benefits to statins -- and, thus, little reason to change recommendations for who gets these cholesterol-lowering meds and why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STUNNING: Alzheimer's disease is NOT caused by amyloid plaque - the disease is multi-factorial and rooted in inflammation
(Natural News) The facts about Alzheimer’s disease are truly alarming: Over 5.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition, and by 2050, that number is projected to increase to nearly 14 million. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast and prostate cancers combined. Every 65... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the Preparedness of the Health Care System Infrastructure in Six European Countries for an Alzheimer's Treatment
Researchers examined the health systems of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom to determine whether they have the capacity to rapidly move a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer's disease from approval into widespread clinical use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Mental Decline in Older Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Effect seen in systemically treated patients with specific APOE allele (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - October 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Is Alzheimer Disease Caused by an Infection? Is Alzheimer Disease Caused by an Infection?
Infectious causes of AD are not so far-fetched and should be investigated further.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

MRI-based AI could predict Alzheimer's progression
Canadian researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy Can AI predict outcomes for psychosis, depression? AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images AI can distinguish between types of spondylitis on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

USC scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer's disease
(University of Southern California) USC scientists complete exceptionally detailed map of the brain's memory bank, the hippocampus. Intricate insight into hippocampus' structure and function opens new opportunities to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Previously unknown genetic aberrations found to be associated with Alzheimer's progression
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Columbia University conducted a large-scale analysis of RNA from postmortem brain tissue, identifying specific RNA splicing events associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease that will serve as a new resource for Alzheimer's research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia: How do you know if you’re at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease?
DEMENTIA currently affects around 850,000 people in the UK and is set to increase to over one million by 2025. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer ’s disease. As dementia numbers continue to rise, how do you know if you’re at risk of Alzheimer’s? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drugs will prevent you getting Alzheimer's
PEOPLE at risk of Alzheimer's will have access to a new-generation drug to stop the disease developing in the first place as part of a new trial. The Generation Study is recruiting thousands of people at risk of the condition for preventative treatment in the UK, Europe, US and Canada. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET tracer for liver shows preclinical promise
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET tracer may aid understanding of brain aging Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling wrote about how the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine are responding to the opioid crisis, including details on a new class that will be offered for the first time on November 28. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Applications Due: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes whole-brain structural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET tracer may aid understanding of brain aging
A new PET imaging radiotracer may help advance the understanding of neurodegenerative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hormone in plants 'reverses brain damage caused by a high-fat diet'
Researchers from Jaume I University in Castelló de la Plana, Spain, found that mice who were fed a fatty diet developed nervous system inflammation similar to that of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Periodontal disease may spur Alzheimer's
Exposure to periodontal bacteria may initiate Alzheimer's disease in humans based upon inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news