Alzheimer's Disease

Fish oil benefits the brain and more, but with some warnings

Jan 24 2014 - 8:31am
Fish oil benefits the brain, but not if there is too much mercury.

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish have widespread benefits for health. A new study shows the oils can help stop brain volume loss that happens with aging and precedes dementia and Alzheimer's disease. But what consumers should know about fish safety is also recently highlighted by the Environmental Working Group.

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Concussion and Alzheimer's disease again linked

Dec 27 2013 - 7:47am
Alzheimer's plaque in the brain linked to history of concussion

Mayo Clinic researchers in Rochester, Minn have found another link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) form concussion and Alzheimer's disease. The finding, published in the journal Neurology, lends support to brain trauma's contribution to Alzheimer's disease that the researchers say is "complex".

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Worried About Alzheimer's: Try Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Dec 10 2013 - 10:22am
A delicous, nutritious salmon meal

Researchers have found essential fatty acids cross the human blood–brain barrier, reports the Journal of Internal Medicine. They have investigated whether or not oral supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids would change the fatty acid profile of the cerebrospinal fluid.

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Advil with Marijuana Could Treat Alzheimer's Disease and More

Nov 25 2013 - 6:15pm
Ibuprofen stops memory loss and other side effects of marijuana.

A common over-the-counter drug combined with marijuana can help keep side effects of THC at bay. New research shows how marijuana could also be used to treat Alzheimer's disease for which there is currently no helpful medication.

Marijuana that is used medicinally can also have the side effects A new study shows ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can help reverse the memory loss and the "high" associated with marijuana.

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High pulse pressure tied to increased Alzheimer's risk

Nov 14 2013 - 12:34pm
High pulse pressure associated with higher risk of developing Alzheimer's.

If you are middle-aged and have high pulse pressure, which is a measure of high blood pressure, you may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.

If you are middle-aged and have high pulse pressure, which is a measure of high blood pressure, you may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.

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New method predicts when Alzheimer's patients will need full-time care and how long they'll live

Nov 11 2013 - 6:55pm
Predicting time from Alzheimer's onset to death verified as accurate.

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have developed a clinically proven method for predicting the length of time from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease to the need for full-time care and eventual death.

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Magnesium could help save baby boomers from mental decline

Nov 5 2013 - 10:00am
 Delicious, nutritious spinach

One of the greatest fears associated with aging is cognitive decline. Contrary to popular belief there is often something that can be done to help avoid this from happening. Aside from leading a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise and adequate rest and sleep, good nutrition is vital for brain health as you age. Magnesium has emerged as being particularly important for brain health since it appears to assist in preventing cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's Disease.

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Baby Boomers may avoid brain diseases with this laser cure

Nov 4 2013 - 8:10am
The fascinating human brain

As the baby boom generation ages there are deepening concerns about the rise in the number of cases of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These are devastating conditions which undermine normal brain and neurological functioning. Until this time all treatment for these conditions has simply focused on maintaining those afflicted with as little pain and as slow a course in disease progression as possible. New research points to the exciting possibility that lasers might be able to be used to actually cure these brain diseases.

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New research could lead to effective preventive treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Oct 22 2013 - 6:28pm
Early diagnosis may result in treatment that can slow the progression of Alzheimer's

Genetic testing for determining if an individual is a carrier of the ApoE4 protein is currently available; it is s a genetic risk factor associated with a 10-fold higher risk of developing the devastating neurodegenerative disease that rob an individual of his or her dignity and quality of life. However, for years, many individuals with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease have shied away from the test because they are fearful of a positive result. New research has found that these individuals should undergo the test because, those with a positive result could avail themselves of intervention methods that could slow the progression of the disease.

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Exercise may slow development of Alzheimer's

Oct 15 2013 - 3:07pm
Exercise and Alzheimer's Disease

In a recent study, where non-exercising mice were given a protein produced by exercising mice, researchers discovered that doing so activated genes that help preserve brain health, while also boosting the growth of new nerves in areas of the brain linked to learning and memory.

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