Feature Channels:

Alzheimer's and Dementia

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Atheroclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Amyloid Beta, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Physiology

Stiff Arteries Linked with Memory Problems, Mouse Study Suggests

Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings, which may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness leads to Alzheimer’s and other diseases involving dementia, will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

Medicine

Channels:

Focused Ultrasound, media advisory, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Alzheimer's Disease, Essential Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, immunotheraphy, Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumors, Arthritis, Neuropathic Pain, HIFU, Brain, New England Journal Of Medicine

Briefing on Clinical Advances in Focused Ultrasound

A briefing featuring short presentations on key data shared at the 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Experts will highlight clinical outcomes and advances in the use of focused ultrasound – a non-invasive therapeutic technology – to treat brain disorders, cancers, pain and hypertension. A Q&A and opportunity for interviews will follow.

Medicine

Channels:

alzheimer disease, Behaivor, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Neurology, Mental Health, personality and attitude, Social Behavioral Sciences

Too Much Activity in Certain Areas of the Brain Is Bad for Memory and Attention

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to restrain neural activity, preventing neurons from getting too trigger-happy and from firing too much or responding to irrelevant stimuli.

Medicine

Channels:

Alzheimer's Disease, Penn Medicine, Memory Disorders, Neurology

The Memory Café: A “Safe” Place to Socialize

Blog.jpg

At a recent event at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, members of the Memory Café, a program created by the Penn Memory Center exclusively for patients with memory problems, sat around four tables, each with Egyptian artifacts as its centerpiece. Museum educators went from table to table explaining – in a highly entertaining fashion – what each artifact signified in ancient times.

Medicine

Channels:

Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Alzheimer’s disease, Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Clinical Trials, Amyloid, biomarkers

Eight Years Old and Growing Fast: DIAN Is Becoming an Alzheimer’s Movement

The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network is churning out serial data on how Alzheimer’s disease develops in a given person over many years, and at the same time transforming how therapeutic trials are being done on this disease.

Science

Channels:

New Insights into Microglia Help Researchers Understand Neurodegenerative Disease

Alzforum reports some of the major highlights from the recent Keystone symposium on the role of microglia in neurodegenerative disease.

Medicine

Channels:

Calcium, Supplements, Dementia, Stroke, American Academy Of Neurology, AAN, Neurology

Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia Risk in Women with Certain Health Conditions

According to a new study, calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease. The research is published in the August 17, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Medicine

Channels:

alzheimer disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer, Mediterranean Diet, diet and aging, exercise and aging, Exercise, Beta-amyloid Plaque, Beta Amyloid, Tau Protein

Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer’s, UCLA study shows

iStock_000028142114Large1.jpg

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, 44 adults ranging in age from 40 to 85 (mean age: 62.6) with mild memory changes but no dementia underwent an experimental type of PET scan to measure the level of plaque and tangles in the brain. Researchers also collected information on participants’ body mass index, levels of physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors. Plaque, deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain; and tangles, knotted threads of the tau protein found within brain cells, are considered the key indicators of Alzheimer’s.

Medicine

Channels:

Medicine And Health, Alzheimer's Disease, Diagnostics, Endocrinology, Genetics, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes

New Research Sheds Light on the Role of Proteins and How Synapses Work

Synapses are the power junctions that allow living creatures to function. Popularly associated with learning and memory, they play a more fundamental role in our existence by regulating everything from breathing, sleeping and waking and other bodily functions.

Science

Channels:

Alzheimer's Disease, clinical trial, Therapeutic, Global Alzheimer’s Platform , European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Coming to a Center Near You: GAP and EPAD to Revamp Alzheimer’s Trials

In the past year, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform and the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia have moved quickly, and jointly, to pave the way toward more, faster, cheaper trials. Will they be better, too?

Medicine

Channels:

alzhiemer's disease, Medicine & Health, Neurology

Treatment Option for Alzheimer's Disease Possible

121559_web.jpg

A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug.

Medicine

Channels:

Focused Ultrasound, media advisory, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Alzheimer's Disease, Essential Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, immunotheraphy, Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumors, Arthritis, Neuropathic Pain, HIFU, Brain

Briefing on Clinical Advances in Focused Ultrasound

A briefing featuring short presentations on key data shared at the 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Experts will highlight clinical outcomes and advances in the use of focused ultrasound – a non-invasive therapeutic technology – to treat brain disorders, cancers, pain and hypertension. A Q&A and opportunity for interviews will follow.

Medicine

Channels:

diet and aging, Diet and Body Weight, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Mental Health, Mediterranean Diet

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down cognitive decline.

Medicine

Channels:

medicine health, technology and engineering, Computer Science, Dream

TMS Differences Between Brain Activity of People Who Dream and People Who Do Not Dream

121540_web.jpg

Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Wisconsin utilised a TMS-EEG device, which combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG, to examine how the brain activity of people in the restful non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep is affected by whether they dream or do not dream.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

brain, training, dementia

Brain Training Reduces Dementia Risk Across Ten Years

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve people’s mental quickness and significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention.

Medicine

Channels:

Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, Immune System

Iowa State Study Suggests ‘Use It or Lose It’ to Defend Against Memory Loss

AurielWilletteResized.jpg

Iowa State University researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients. Their findings suggest there is a link between brain activity and the presence of this protein.

Medicine

Channels:

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Memory Loss, student engagement, Tehnology

New Dementia App Helps Memory Loss Patients Find Memories

People suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of age-related dementia sometimes have trouble recognizing friends and family or knowing what to talk about when they visit. A new app created by a group of Cornell University students offers to help patients stay connected to their memories – and thus to their friends and family – and perhaps will even help them keep a conversation going.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Dramatization, Theatre, Patient Care, Dementia, Stroke, cerebral palsy rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Parkinson Disease, parkinsons disease, Performance, Therapist Competence, Therapists, arts in medicine

UAB Theatre Students Portray Patients to Test Occupational Therapy Students’ Skills

A new cross-professional program in which theater students learn to portray patients is providing real-world experience to Occupational Therapy students who need to learn to care for them. The former get to test their chops acting out a key diagnosis, and OT students get hands-on experience before advancing to fieldwork.

Medicine

Channels:

alzheimer disease

New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, presented at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, showed that the biochip test, which allows multiple tests to be run on one blood sample, was as accurate as existing molecular tests that analyze DNA.

Medicine

Channels:

National Institute On Aging, NIA, FTD, Ftld, pd, PDD, Lewy Body Dementia, LBD

Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Center to Receive $8.8 Million in NIH Funding

TrojanowskiJohn.jpg

The University of Pennsylvania’s Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC) has been awarded an estimated $8.8 million over five years from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to continue its mission of investigating mechanisms, diagnostics, treatments and strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and related dementias including Parkinson’s disease (PD), Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), Lewy Body dementia (LBD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD).







Chat now!