Amyloid Plaques Found in Non-Alzheimer Elders
Two brain-imaging techniques have been able to see brain deposits of amyloid beta, a precursor to developing amyloid plaques, in seemingly normal older individuals. The amyloid plaques are a hallmark to Alzheimer's disease. This brain-imaging technique could help identify patients for therapies to prevent the development of dementia.
Asthma's Double Duty Drug
Known to be effective in treating asthma, Zyflo (zileuton) may have a secondary use in treating Alzheimer's disease. A recent study showed a 50 percent reduction in plaques in the brain.
What’s Missing Here?
The first signs of alzheimer’s disease may include missing keys and missing memories. What's also missing is a blood test to help identify Alzheimer's patients early. It appears this diagnostic blood test may not be missing much longer.
Holding on to Memory
The human brain loses a fair amount of weight over the course of a person's adult life. But the brain's ability to reorganize itself (called plasticity) makes up for lost cells and may help Alzheimer's patients.
Alzheimer's Takes Its Toll on Many
The number of Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's is staggering. As the number rises, the toll on families also grows.
Practice Makes Perfect With Alzheimer's Research
Drug development for any condition requires an immense amount of testing and time. Hopefully the process for developing drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease just got a lot faster, thanks to stem cells.
Sprechen Sie Dementia?
People who speak two languages may be at less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Getting Started on Delaying Dementia
As life spans continue to increase, so the will risk of dementia in individuals, but new research from Sweden indicates people can minimize this risk.
Remember to Eat Better, Eat Better to Remember
Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans.
The (Neuro)-Logical Next Step
A study from Loyola University suggests that neurological disorders like epilepsy and dementia are on the rise, but new therapies could soon be formed with the help of diagnostic tests and stem cell research.