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Glen Campbell Enters Alzheimer’s Facility

Glen Campbell Enters Alzheimer’s Facility

By Kimberly Ripley April 18, 2014

Glen Campbell has suffered from Alzheimer’s for about three years now, and last week the 78-year-old country music legend was transferred to an Alzheimer’s facility. Best known for his huge country hits including Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman, and Gentle On …

Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be …

Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match
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A new study published this week shows that vitamin B may be just the thing scientists have been looking for when it comes to Alzheimer’s patients. “Our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Alzheimer's Diabetes Drug Could Treat Alzheimer's
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A new study has shown that a drug intended to treat diabetes could restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that a drug named AC253, which never made it …

Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker

A new study has shown that mice bred for Alzheimer’s testing that were given an antibody that blocked the immune molecule p40 showed “substantial” improvements in behavioral testing. The effects were seen even when the mice had already begun showing …

Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory
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A new study shows that a drug used to treat insulin resistance in diabetics could improve cognitive performance in some people with Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the drug rosiglitazone was used …

Alzheimer's Signs Found in People as Young as 18 Alzheimer's Signs Found in People as Young as 18
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Researchers this week announced that the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease yet detected have been found in a group of people with a rare inherited form of the disease. Two new studies on the subject were published in the journal …

Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Lower Brain Amyloid Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Lower Brain Amyloid
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The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that researchers investigating a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s have discovered the gene is also associated with lower levels of beta amyloid in healthy older people. This finding …

New Book Details Ways To Fight Alzheimer's New Book Details Ways To Fight Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer’s Disease is one of my most hated enemies. I watched as it slowly chipped away at my grandmother’s life and sanity. It’s one of those things that you don’t really think about until it directly affects you. Thankfully, some …

Alzheimer’s Could Be Linked to Brain Inflammation Alzheimer’s Could Be Linked to Brain Inflammation

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior, has been linked to inflammation of the brain at an early age, according to a recent study. In order to investigate the theory, scientists caused brain inflammation in …

Pat Summitt To Step Down From Incredible Career Pat Summitt To Step Down From Incredible Career

Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced in a statement today that she will be stepping down from her position after an incredible 38 years, which spawned a 1098-208 record and 8 national championships, as well as 18 Final Fours. …

Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients Find Hope In Music Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients Find Hope In Music
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For anyone who’s had a loved one who has suffered from Alzheimers or dementia, or is currently going through the ordeal, will tell you it’s one of the most trying and hurting experiences they’ve been through. When a loved one …