All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Alzheimers’

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Type 2 Diabetes?

Alzheimer’s disease has been linked with Type 2 Diabetes in a new study published by Neurology. The study suggests the possibility that people who suffer with Type 2 Diabetes may form more of the brain “tangles” associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s study followed 124 aging adults with Type 2 Diabetes and almost 700 without. Some participants …

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Hulk Hogan Apologizes For Racist Comments That Got Him Fired From WWE

Hulk Hogan has apologized for racist comments that surfaced this week and got him fired from World Wrestling Entertainment. “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,” Hogan told People magazine in a statement. …

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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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Glen Campbell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Glen Campbell is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 4 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Campbell’s country music career has spanned nearly five decades and includes his hits “Gentle on my Mind” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Campbell is being recognized for …

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Seth Rogen Supports Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease With Hilarity For Charity

As a call to arms in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller recently held an event that raised more than $900,000 for the cause. Rogen and Miller staged the third annual Hilarity For Charity event on October 17, Friday, to raise money for efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease and succeeded in getting donations while providing …

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Pleads for Help Finding Missing Mother-in-Law

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is distraught over a missing relative, and he is asking for the public’s help in finding her. Sally Estabrook, the mother of Mustaine’s wife Pamela, has been missing since October 4. She has Alzheimer’s. Sally Estabrook was last seen at the Pinezanita RV Park and Campground in Julian, California on October 4. Her husband returned from …

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Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that fish oil might be one of the most effective preventative measures against developing Alzheimer’s disease, for those who aren’t genetically inclined to develop the common form of dementia. There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s; it is a progressive disease and eventually leads to death. It is most often diagnosed in those over 65 years …

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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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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 Enters Alzheimer’s Facility

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 My Mind, Campbell is a true legend in the music world. He also had his own TV show on CBS, …

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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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Cholesterol Linked To Alzheimers Disease?

A study being conducted on the onset of Alzheimer’s might be attributed to cholesterol. The study is showing risk factors connected to this heart damaging substance, has been observed in high levels in Alzheimer’s patients. “One of the important themes emerging from dementia research over the past 15 years is that there are intriguing connections between vascular disease and Alzheimer’s …

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Alzheimer’s May Be Diagnosed Sooner with New Scan

According to CBS, researchers used a new imaging technique that they claim can spot physical brain changes in Alzheimer’s as they occur. Alzheimer’s causes brain changes that eventually lead to the loss of memories and abilities to perform everyday functions. Many of these debilitating changes can be seen in the brains of people who have already passed on from the …

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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 linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers interviewed 81 British women between ages 70 and 100, some of …

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Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match

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 disease, the atrophy of specific brain regions, might be modified by a safe and simple intervention,” said Dr. David …

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Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process

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 clinical target for patients with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Douglas Golenbock, chief of infectious diseases and immunology at the University …

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Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Restore Brain Cell Memory

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 to market as a diabetes treatment, could block the effects of amyloid protein in the brain. Amyloids can lead to …

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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 symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted by Dr. Frank Heppner, director for the Institute of Neuropathology at Charité …

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Diabetes Treatment Shown to Improve Memory For Alzheimer’s Patients

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 on mice that have been genetically engineered to serve as models for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that treatment with the …

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Alzheimer’s Signs Found in People as Young as 18, Says Study

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 Lancet Neurology. The studies were led by doctors from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Arizona, Boston University, and the University …

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Alzheimer’s Gene Linked to Lower Brain Amyloid

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 throws into question the current hypothesis in Alzheimer’s research that holds increasing beta amyloid levels are a large part of …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Isn’t Yet Curable, But New Book Helps Treat It

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 intrepid doctors have found new ways to making life better for those who have just been diagnosed with the disease. …

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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 unborn laboratory mice. According to researchers, an infection induced during pregnancy resulted in enough neurological changes to cause memory issues …

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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. The news comes after Summitt was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease last year. Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease that attacks …

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Alive Inside Film Shows Alzheimers & Dementia Patients Find Hope In Music

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 dies, there’s a mourning period that takes place where you get to remember them and then begin the grieving process. …

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