All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘alzheimer’s disease’

Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ Star Walks Red Carpet With Family

Julianne Moore, star of the newly released film Still Alice, walked the red carpet at an event in her honor at the Museum of the Moving Image, flanked by her husband and children. Moore plays a professor in the new film–one who is losing her memory to early Alzheimer’s. Julianne Moore lost nothing during this event, however, instead gaining the …

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Sharon Osbourne Fears Dying of Alzheimer’s Like Her Dad

Sharon Osbourne has long had a fear that she is just recently sharing with the media. She is terrified of dying of Alzheimer’s disease, the way her father did. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife lost her father, Don Arden, to the disease back in 2007 at the age of 81. “I was terrified because my dad died from Alzheimer’s. It is the …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Discovery Leads To Nobel Prize

Alzheimer’s disease studies have had a major breathrough with new information from Monday’s Nobel Prize winners in medicine. Their discovery of cells that act as the brain’s gps could have a serious impact on our understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease works, and therefore, how it can best be treated. British-American researcher John O’Keefe, co-winner of the 2014 prize with Norwegians …

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New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

Researchers have found that a simple eye exam could be critical in detecting Alzheimer’s Disease years, if not decades, before memory loss begins. Beta amyloids are proteins that look like bright dots and are typically found in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. However, new the new studies have shown that the beta amyloids are also found in the retina of …

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Blood Test for Alzheimers Getting Closer

Alzheimer’s disease is one of those ailments that strikes fear throughout society, no matter what your socioeconomic standing. It does this for two simple reasons: There is no defined cause. And there is no known cure. Folks suffering from Alzheimer’s disease currently have no way of reversing the disease, no matter how much money they may have to throw at …

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Glen Campbell’s Wife Defends Long-Term Care Decision

Glen Campbell’s wife of 32 years, Kim Campbell, had to make a really tough decision recently. That was to put her husband, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, into a long term care facility after caring for him since his diagnosis in 2011. However, his eldest daughter, Debby, does not approve and wasn’t even informed of the decision. She claims his …

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Glen Campbell’s Wife, Kim, Defends Her Decision About His Medical Care

Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease has become even more debilitating over the past six months. According to the Associated Press, the famed “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2011, now requires full-time professional care for his ailment. Back in April, the Grammy Award-winning country singer’s wife, Kim Campbell, explained that the progression of the disease left her no choice but to …

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Glen Campbell Will Never Perform Again

Kim Woolen, Glen Campbell’s wife, has revealed some shocking news about her husband. During a recent interview with PEOPLE, Kim explained that Glen will more than likely never be able to perform again. “He can’t even tune a guitar now. If I tune one and hand it to him he can still play, [but] not like he used to,” Woolen …

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Glen Campbell: Country Singer Moved To Alzheimer’s Facility

Glen Campbell, music legend and country singer, was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week, according to reports. The 77-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease about three years ago. After the diagnosis, Campbell was still able to release an album entitled Ghost on the Canvas, and he toured the country as a farewell to his fans in 2012. Three …

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Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the online journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers revealed that identification of residue that forms in the brain called silent beta-amyloid plaque could …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Just How Vulnerable Are You?

Americans are absolutely terrified of Alzheimer’s disease. A survey revealed it to be the illness that when surveyed, most Americans were afraid of developing. This disease is scarier than diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer. Why is Alzheimer’s so feared? One good reason to be wary of the illness is that there is no cure. Though researchers are working hard …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They decided to start with fats, since it was the easiest and least expensive,” according to a report by CNN. “They drew blood from …

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