Posts Tagged ‘alzheimers disease’

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

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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 the Central Hospital at the University of San Luis Potosi

Researchers Confirm Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
According to a recent study, researchers are able to confirm the link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia. An international team of researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School discovered that participants who had a severe vitamin D deficiency were also twice at risk of developing dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in the journal Neurology, the medical journa

Compound Shows Potential For Alzheimer’s Prevention

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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 working to discover new ways to treat this disease, c

Peanut Butter May Help In Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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 of Florida McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell an

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

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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 published findings based on the anti-cancer drug bexarotene, an FDA-ap

Sleeplessness Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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 quality sleep may be linked to the build-up of plaques in the brain, a sign usually seen in

Study: Thinner Brains A Sign Of Alzheimer’s

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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 21 online issue of the journal Neurology. Researchers from the Harvard Medica