Experimental game Alz aims to raise Alzheimer’s awareness

April 1, 2014

There aren’t many games out there that focus on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, but Alz, a experimental game-slash-film, is a beautifully simple insight into the implications of the condition for both the sufferer and their loved ones. The game is a simple walkthrough, in which players control of a faceless man whose surroundings glitch and flash in and out of focus as he attempts to make sense of the world. Bus journeys become insumountable obstacles and recognisable faces become strangers: his wife tells him she loves him and he simply refers to her as a “large something – what is it for, why is she here?” Source: Experimental game Alz aims to raise Alzheimer’s awareness | Dazed Rights to all content (text, images, videos etc.) with post source

Alzheimer's Seen on Scans Decades Before Dementia Hits

March 9, 2013

The data indicate that there is a prolonged period in which amyloid beta is forming plaques in the brain without the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the authors said. Even before dementia sets in, shrinkage in the part of the brain linked to memory ..

Do Infections Speed Up Alzheimer’s?

February 10, 2013

An increase in brain inflammation, such as that caused by age, diabetes and obesity, is known to increase risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now scientists at UK’s Southampton University are about to start a three-year study, using brain tissue generously donated by people who died with Alzheimer’s disease, to see if inflammation caused by infections such as those of the urinary tract or chest, also speeds up progress of the disease

Alzheimer’s Drug Could Stop The Disease Early

February 9, 2013

British researchers are developing a drug which they hope could stop Alzheimer’s before it seriously affects a person’s mental abilities. In early trials conducted on mice they found the compound reduced by a third the number of ‘plaques’ on the brain, which are associated with the disease.

Green Tea And Red Wine Extracts Interrupt Alzheimer’s Disease Pathway In Cells

February 8, 2013

Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. In early-stage laboratory experiments, the researchers identified the process which allows harmful clumps of protein to latch on to brain cells, causing them to die.

Study Shows Alzheimer’s Protein May Not Spread Like a Virus

February 7, 2013

Scientists believe amyloid protein plays a role in Alzheimer’s but are still trying to explain how.

Twenty Ways to Avoid Alzheimer’s

February 6, 2013

Keeping your brain active well into old age can come down to a few simple lifestyle factors. The prospect of developing Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening one for many Australians

Music Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Recall

February 6, 2013

At “Auguste’s Cottage” at Allisonville Meadows, it takes just a few notes to get some of the Alzheimer’s patients up on their feet and dancing. But it’s much more than just fun — it’s music therapy that’s triggering memories that the disease has stolen

New Drug Can Stop Alzheimer`s Early

February 6, 2013

A new drug for Alzheimer`s has shown “encouraging” results in early trials on mice, claim British scientists who believe that it can stop the disease before it seriously affects a person`s mental abilities. In early trials conducted on mice they found the compound reduced by a third the number of `plaques` on the brain, which are associated with the disease. New drug can stop Alzheimer`s early

Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

January 27, 2013

A dramatic shift is beginning in the disappointing struggle to find something to slow the damage of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic: The first U.S. experiments with “brain pacemakers” for Alzheimer’s are getting under way.