Top News: #Alzheimers

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j1467250631How Alzheimer’s turned a daughter into her mom’s mom:

Now accustomed to her mother’s memory loss, Veney shrugs it off: “People will say things to her about her daughter Loretta, and my mom is very polite and just nods, but if you ask her if she has any children, she’ll say no.”: Read more



la-1468440561-snap-photoBrain changes wrought by gene linked to Alzheimer’s may begin in childhood, scientists say:

The gene that makes some people more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease as adults also affects the brain development and mental abilities of children, a new study shows: Read more



shutterstock_323068634Estrogen Patch in Newly Postmenopausal Women May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk:

Newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Mayo Clinic study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found. Ultimately, these deposits harm neurons, leading to cognitive problems: Read more



Alzheimer's disease - neurons with amyloid plaquesCerebrovascular Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s:

Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly is found in elderly people, may contribute more significantly to Alzheimer’s disease dementia than was previously believed, according to new study results published in June in The Lancet Neurology, a British medical journal: Read more



26brain-ma75Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia, Experts Say:

“Has the person become agitated, aggressive, irritable, or temperamental?” the questionnaire asks. “Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about her/his power, wealth or skills?” Or maybe another kind of personality change has happened: “Does she/he no longer care about anything?” If the answer is yes to one of these questions — or others on a new checklist — and the personality or behavior change has lasted for months, it could indicate a very early stage of dementia, according to a group of neuropsychiatrists and Alzheimer’s experts: Read more