Is Alzheimer’s A Fourth Type Of Diabetes?

September 30, 2012

People with diabetes have a higher risk of dementia.

Detective Work: The False Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

September 3, 2012

Family members of J.D. “Jasper” Cain suspected he had Alzheimer’s disease as they watched the once fun-loving father and husband struggle with memory and movement. Three doctors thought he had Parkinson’s disease and kept raising his medication dose when he didn’t improve.

Alzheimer’s Revealed With Eye-Tracking Test

September 2, 2012

A simple, eye-tracking test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier and with more success than current methods, reports The Telegraph. Researchers from UK’s Lancaster University, studying the diseases, have developed the tracking test, in partnership with Royal Preston Hospital.

Documentary Explores Music’s Effect on Alzheimer’s Patients – Video

September 1, 2012

Music can be a powerful influence. Just think about how hard it is to get a catchy tune out of your mind. But researchers say music can also be used to unlock memories, especially for Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s experts are using the power of music to bring back memories that some thought were lost forever. […]

Love Remembered Despite Alzheimer’s

August 31, 2012

People with Alzheimer’s can remember and experience strong emotions related to a past event even if they can’t remember the facts surrounding the occasion. Here’s a true story that illustrates that fact. I had a beautiful, relaxed drive to visit Ed, my beloved Romanian soul mate of 30 years, at the nursing home one lazy […]

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon

August 30, 2012

Collaborating scientists from Emory University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University have identified variations in the levels of 4 blood proteins that may enable early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. In the study just published in Neurology, the researchers looked at variations of 190 proteins in the blood in 600 individuals that were either […]

The Alzheimer’s pipeline: What’s next?

August 29, 2012

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease: Victims lose their memories, personalities, sense of time, and grip on reality as friends and families watch their loved ones slowly lose their identities, and eventually their lives. The disease afflicts an estimated 5.4 million people in the U.S., where the memory-robbing illness is the 6th-leading killer of Americans, according […]

‘My mother got excellent care when she had cancer. Why is elderly mental health different?’

August 29, 2012

Both Fiona Phillips’ parents struggled with Alzheimer’s before succumbing to the disease. In the last part of our series, the TV presenter talks about her loss and calls for more action. Arifa Akbar reports Fiona Phillips was one of the first women to speak out about dementia, long before the days of high-profile campaigns. She […]

What a Wonderful World with Dementia – Video

August 28, 2012

The majority of us in this video have dementia including Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia.We all attend Reflections in Cornwall for day care and activities including Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. We have made this short film to show that we are just normal people and we all thoroughly enjoyed the making of this film. If this […]

Resistance to Dementia, Alzheimer’s May Run in Family

August 22, 2012

A resistance to dementia may be a family legacy, according to new research. “In very elderly people with good cognition, higher levels of C-reactive protein, which is related to inflammation, are associated with better memory,” said study author Jeremy M. Silverman, Ph.D., with Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. “Our results found that […]