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News tag: Alzheimer's disease


Mediterranean diet and moderate exercise ward off dementia

18 Aug, 2016 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
What we eat does matter, especially when combined with moderate, but constant exercise! A new study soon to be published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry scientifically links diet and exercise to successful prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The research was conducted on patients suffering from memory problems, who volunteered to perform a…


Eye test predicts Alzheimer’s disease decades in advance

16 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The dreaded Alzheimer's disease may be detected up to 20 years before patients detect any symptoms by using a simple eye test, scientists announced. US and Australian researchers conducted experiments which found that certain changes in the eye’s retina are indicative of the changes occurring in the brain affected by…


Alzheimer’s Disease treatment drug shows promise

7 Apr, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new drug aiming to treat Alzheimer’s Disease has been discovered by a team of researchers from Australia and China. University of South Australia scientists and colleagues from Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China, found the drug Edaravone can alleviate the progressive mental deterioration of Alzheimer’s Disease. Edaravone is…


New drug for Alzheimer’s looked upon with careful optimism

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug promoted as able to treat early stage Alzheimer’s may not be as effective as initially announced. Aducanumab, developed by Biogen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech company, acts as a monoclonal antibody, and has shown impressive results in early tests on patients with early stages of the disease. The…


Half of Alzheimer’s patients know nothing of their condition

24 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
More than half of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease have never been told they have contracted the condition, a new study by Alzheimer’s Association found. Vice president for the non-profit organization, Beth Kallmyer estimates that in this way many people do not get the chance of making decisions concerning their…


Older men remember less than women do

19 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
As people age, they get forgetful of simple things such as where they last placed the key, of where have you put the papers in the office, but these should not be considered signs of Alzheimer’s disease. In a couple, the woman is the one more likely to see her…


Breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s disease uses no drugs

12 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A major breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s comes from Australia offering a drug-free method to restore memory loss. At University of Queensland's Brain Institute scientists are getting ready to start the clinical trials of a new “cheap and mobile” ultrasound device that would work on humans in the next two years.…


Heart health index may predict risk of cognitive functions

4 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The healthier our heart is, the lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a study to discern the association between heart function and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study concluded that participants with decreased heart function as…


Red wine and chocolate may reduce muscle regeneration

26 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
The famous ingredient found in chocolate and red wine credited with protecting against heart disease, may in fact hinder the process of regeneration and repair in muscles when used in high doses, new research claims. Resveratrol, sold in supplements, and rich in antioxidant effects has an ability to stave off…


New molecule credited with potentially preventing Alzheimer’s disease

18 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new method may halt Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, raising the possibility of “statin-like drugs” to prevent the onset of the disease, researchers announced. Scientists found that improving the body’s natural defenses also results in staving off Alzheimer’s disease. Explaining this connection, scientists point to a molecule that…