New Skin Test Shows Promise For Early Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Detection

New Skin Test Shows Promise For Early Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Detection

Researchers from University of San Luis Potosi in Mexico have found a possible skin test that may provide early clues of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The results were released ahead of its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology on April at in Washington, D.C. According to Dr. Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, of […]

Compound Shows Potential For Alzheimer's Prevention

Compound Shows Potential For Alzheimer’s Prevention

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 5 million Americans, with the numbers growing every year. This disease, which affects mostly Americans age 65 years old and above, is expected to triple in number by 2050. This may be a possibility unless more effective treatments and preventive medication are developed within that period. Researchers are now […]

High Pulse Pressure An Indicator Of Alzheimer's Disease Risk Among The Middle-Aged

High Pulse Pressure An Indicator Of Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Among The Middle-Aged

High pulse pressure, which is a measure of high blood pressure, is being linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This was suggested by researchers from the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The study findings can be found in the November online issue of the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy […]

Peanut Butter May Help In Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis

Peanut Butter May Help In Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

It may sound surprising to some, but researchers state that peanut butter and a ruler may help diagnose patients for early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers from the University of Florida have reported the findings at the Journal for Neurological Sciences. It may sound weird, but it’s true. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the University […]

Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Memory Problems Caused By Alzheimer's Disease

Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Memory Problems Caused By Alzheimer's Disease

Research coming from a team of scientists from the University of Pittsburg Graduate School of Public Health indicates that an anti-cancer drug is effective in reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model. The findings of the study are available in the recent issue of the journal Science. The researchers studied the earlier […]

Sleeplessness Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

Sleeplessness Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

When people have trouble sleeping in the night, they might just be thinking that it would only lead to a sleepy day ahead, lower productivity and not much else. But researchers are discovering other things that might make some people more concerned about their lack of sleep and similar problems. One study suggests that poor […]

Study: Thinner Brains A Sign Of Alzheimer’s

Study: Thinner Brains A Sign Of Alzheimer’s

A new study indicates that older people with signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease show thinner measurements of the outer edges of their brain. The recent finding can help researchers to test out certain medications for the said disease by giving them the means to track its progression. The study findings are published in the December […]

Boosters for People with Alzheimer Disease

Boosters for People with Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer’s disease can be very frustrating. People suffering from this illness have difficulty remembering things, making decisions, and finding their way around the way they used to. Below are some tips to make things feel more normal again:Coping with memory problemsThere are many things you can do to cope with your memory problems. One of the most important tips is to keep a notebook with you all the time and record important information like names, addresses, phone numbers, appointments, di…

New Screening Test for Dementia

New Screening Test for Dementia

Grandpa seldom forgets where he puts the house keys. Check. He can still tell you his World War II experience with sharp details. Check. He buys the exact items you asked him to buy without giving him a list. Check. He always knows where he puts his eye glasses, and might even tell you where your wallet is. Check.Answering questions that track your grandpa’s ability to perform daily tasks may help physicians detect the early stages of dementia. Until now, however, systems to assess daily functio…

Understanding Shy-Drager Syndrome

Understanding Shy-Drager Syndrome

Shy-Drager syndrome is a type of degenerative neurological disorder that affects middle-aged adults. This disorder usually develops during adulthood and starts to show up in people aged 50 years and above. The disorder affects parts of the brain and the central nervous system.Causes of shy-drager syndromeShy-Drager syndrome is closely associated with the shrinkage and deterioration of some parts of the brain, notably the basal ganglia, cerebellum and the brain stem. These are the parts of the br…