14 June 2012
Amsterdam, NL - No effective treatments are currently available for the prevention or cure of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most frequent form of dementia in the elderly. The most recognized risk factors, advancing age and having the apolipoprotein E ε4 gene, cannot be modified or treated.
4 June 2012
Tampa, FL - Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset
2 May 2012
Scientists Reveal Early Diagnostic Clues for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Advanced Brain Imaging Technology
Amsterdam, NL - Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. New and accurate techniques for early diagnosis are critical. Pravat K.
2 May 2012
Amsterdam, NL - Anders Lönneborg, PhD, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Alzheimer Award presented by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in recognition of his outstanding work on the detection of early Alzheimer’s disease.
17 April 2012
Pomona, CA – Michel Baudry, PhD, dean of the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences, will publish his research on the critical role of oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease and a potential treatment.
10 April 2012
Amsterdam, NL – Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease.
6 April 2012
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
30 March 2012
The deposition of amyloid beta in the brain of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease is the focus of much research into both its cause and treatment.
28 March 2012
Amsterdam, NL – Investigators from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, have shown that in most elderly patients invasive and expensive techniques, i.e. lumbar puncture and PET scan, are not useful to establish the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
26 March 2012
Associate Professor Kevin Barnham from the Mental Health Research Institute has recently finished a report that highlights both the need for standard blood collection and processing methods in Alzheimer’s disease research, and a way forward.