Alzheimer's Disease in the News

The articles listed below mention or include recent information about Alzheimer's disease, e.g. research, treatment, management and practical issues.

See also books about Alzheimers disease.

Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the ne...

07 Apr '20 | Herbal Medicine | USA

Heat-related health concerns for older adults increase during the summer

In recent weeks there have been unusually high temperatures in some parts of the world while in other places high temperatures are normal during June, July and August. Although enjoyable for many, ...

28 Jun '18 | Hyperthermia | USA

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities

Research into the ways in which regular swimming can affect the lives of people with dementia and the experience of their carers has identified many different benefits of swimming sessions. The st...

30 May '18 | Dementia | Nottingham, UK

Ageing: Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk

Mild cognitive impairment, a state between normal ageing and dementia, may be more likely to lead to dementia if diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression also affect the person. Research...

20 Feb '15 | Depression | UK

Gene study leads to new insight into Alzheimers

Recent research details the discovery of new genes that may affect the risk of Alzheimer's disease in older people up to 20 years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers looked at the...

16 Apr '12

Alzheimers Disease survey: USA, France, Germany, Spain, Poland

Over 85% of people asked in a recent survey said that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's di...

20 Jul '11

Nanopatterned surface to improve stem cell expansion

A new nanoscale plastic can cheaply and easily solve a problem which has previously made the expansion of stem cells for therapeutic purposes impossible. At the moment, when adult stem cells are ha...

18 Jul '11 | Stem cells

Apolipoprotein E Genotype - a biomarker for mild cognitive impairment ?

Scientists in the USA have demonstrated an association between the e4 allele of the Apolipoprotein E genotype with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which is in turn associated with Alzheimer Disease. Det...

13 Jul '11 | Dementia | USA

Possible genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease

Identification of possible genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease has resulted from recent research conducted in the UK and USA. Scientists have confirmed one gene variant and have identified...

04 Apr '11 | Alzheimer's Disease

Study of the reaction starting formation of amyloid fibres

Amyloid fibres, which are implicated in a wide range of diseases, form when proteins misfold and stick together in long, rope-like structures. Until now the nature of the first misfold, which then ...

20 Jan '11 | Amyloid fibres | Leeds (UK)

Eating purple fruits such as blueberries is good for your health

Eating purple fruits such as blueberries and drinking green tea can help ward off diseases including Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, according to a University of Manchester report.

08 Dec '10 | Nutrition | Manchester (UK)

Breakthrough in understanding brain function could lead to Alzheimer's treatment

Synaptic plasticity, one of the neurochemical foundations of learning and memory, is predominantly controlled by NMDA receptors. One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer�s disease is a neurological dys...

19 Sep '10 | Alzheimer's Disease | Bristol, UK

Potential use of a processed form of cannabis to counter brain cell damage after strokes

Research suggests that some mechanisms in the brain targeted by cannabis could become drugs targets to counter brain cell damage after a stroke. This study, which has been published in the journal ...

11 Apr '07 | Stroke | New Zealand

Neurological disorders affect millions globally: WHO report

A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that neurological disorders, ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer disease, from stroke to headache, affect up to one billion people worldwi...

27 Feb '07 | Neurological Disorders | International

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