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Alzheimer's patients' health care costs higher already before diagnosis

The health care costs of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) start to increase already one year before the diagnosis, shows a ...

NIH supports new studies to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome

Groundbreaking initiative will track dementia onset, progress in Down syndrome volunteers. ...

Preserving Dignity for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's

Naveena Jaspal remembers her father's blank stares when store clerks would chirp, "Have a nice day!" and his normally calm, pleasant demeanor turning to anger when a neurologist declared that his condition had gotten significantly worse. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and aphasia have taken a toll on her 79-year-old father, and Jaspal is committed to doing everything she can to make every interaction a positive one. ... Full story

Caffeine and Alzheimer’s disease : a link with tau protein

Researchers at Inserm and University of Lille 2/University of Lille Nord de France directed by David Blum, Inserm Research Fellow, have provided experimental evidence of the beneficial effects of caffeine in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease. This work, carried out on mice and published in Neurobiology of Aging, supports the idea that caffeine has a protective effect in some brain pathologies. ... Full story

New Alzheimer’s disease drug trial opens across Scotland

People with Alzheimer’s disease who live in Scotland are being asked to consider taking part in a ground-breaking government-funded trial. ... Full story

Men with Alzheimer’s gene at risk of brain bleeding, study finds

The report offers new evidence that the brain-wasting disease is unique to humans ... Full story

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects

Salk team finds molecule that slows the clock on key aspects of aging in animals ... Full story

Blood test detects pre-Alzheimer’s in Mexican-Americans with 96 percent accuracy

A blood test developed at the University of North Texas Health Science Center detects pre-Alzheimer’s disease in asymptomatic Mexican-Americans with 96 percent accuracy. ... Full story

Study: Brain’s Immune System Could Be Harnessed to Fight Alzheimer’s

A new study appearing in the Journal of Neuroinflammation suggests that the brain’s immune system could potentially be harnessed to help clear the amyloid plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

Estrogen Drug May Not Benefit Women with Alzheimer’s Dementia

MINNEAPOLIS – An estrogen-like drug, raloxifene, has no demonstrated benefit on memory and thinking skills for women with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the November 4, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

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