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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Poorer Dementia Patients in England Less Likely to Be Prescribed Drugs

Nov. 19, 2015 — Dementia patients from more affluent areas in England are 27 percent more likely to be prescribed anti-dementia drugs than patients from poorer areas, finds a new study of 77,045 dementia patients ... read more

Alzheimer's Patients' Health Care Costs Higher Already Before Diagnosis: Finnish Study

Nov. 16, 2015 — The health care costs of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) start to increase already one year before the diagnosis, shows a new study. The differences in the health care costs ... read more

Parkinson's Disease: A New Tool for Healthcare Professionals Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Advance Treatment

Nov. 13, 2015 — A group of experts has developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in ... read more

Molecular Mechanism at Root of Familial Amyloidosis and Other Diseases

Nov. 12, 2015 — A team of local researchers has proposed a molecular mechanism that may be responsible for the development of life-threatening diseases called amyloidoses. The best known of such diseases is ... read more

Men With Alzheimer's Gene at Risk of Brain Bleeding, Study Finds

Nov. 11, 2015 — Additional evidence that Alzheimer's disease is unique to humans has been provided through recent research. This study also marks the latest study to focus on the Alzheimer's disease gene, ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — It is estimated that 46.8 million people worldwide are living with dementia, with Alzheimer's disease the most common form. Now researchers have discovered a possible solution for side effects ... read more

Brain's Immune System Could Be Harnessed to Fight Alzheimer's

Nov. 5, 2015 — The brain's immune system could potentially be harnessed to help clear the amyloid plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings are the ... read more

New, Three-Minute Test Effectively Diagnoses Lewy Body Dementia

Nov. 4, 2015 — The late Robin Williams had this form of dementia, which also can cause visual hallucinations and make depression worse. Until now, there has been no way to assess or operationalize many of the ... read more

Estrogen Drug May Not Benefit Women With Alzheimer's Dementia

Nov. 4, 2015 — An estrogen-like drug, raloxifene, has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — In laboratory experiments on the basic mechanisms that cause Alzheimer's dementia, scientists have succeeded in largely "repairing" the nerve cell damage typical in this disease. The ... read more

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Researchers Find

Nov. 3, 2015 — The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a ... read more

Alzheimer's Is Probably a Collection of Diseases That Should Be Classified and Treated Separately

Nov. 3, 2015 — Alzheimer's disease can emanate from more than one mechanism and is actually a collection of diseases that should be classified and treated separately, a group of scientists says. Their study ... read more

New Genetic Risk Marker for Late-Life Depression

Nov. 3, 2015 — One of the most powerful predictors in neuropsychiatry is the epsilon 4 (?4) allele of the apolipoprotein gene (APOE). Individuals who carry this ?4 variant of APOE are at increased risk for ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eye drops have been used to deliver the gene for a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a mouse model of brain ischemia. The treatment led to a significant reduction ... read more

'Inner GPS' Study May Aid Diagnosis of Brain Diseases

Nov. 2, 2015 — A new study sheds light on brain cells in our 'inner GPS,' which may improve understanding of memory loss and wandering behavior in people with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Individuals with Down syndrome who survive into adulthood face the additional challenge of early-onset dementia, in which toxic amyloid plaques build up in the brain. The condition is strikingly ... read more

Swedish Diagnostic Method for Alzheimer's Becomes International Standard

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a reference method for standardized measurements that diagnose Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear. The method has now formally been classified as the ... read more

Long-Term Aerobic Exercise Prevents Age-Related Brain Changes

Oct. 29, 2015 — A study of the brains of mice shows that structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by long-term aerobic exercise starting in mid-life, according to new research. Structural ... read more

Possible New Explanation for ALS

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers are proposing a new way of understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the devastating and incurable neurological disease. Their findings could be a major milestone on the path to ... read more

Memory Complaints in Older Women May Signal Thinking Problems Decades Later

Oct. 29, 2015 — Older women who complain of memory problems may be at higher risk for experiencing diagnosed memory and thinking impairment decades later, new research ... read more

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