Category «Alzheimer»

The Symptoms and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s develops gradually, with mental changes becoming observable between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age (although cases of earlier onset exist). The duration of the disease is typically between two and eight years (Kaufman). The common symptoms that arise during this time include(taken fromKaufman): Early Symptoms memory defects mood changes apathy agitation …

Is Your Diet Giving You Alzheimer's Disease?

For the past 20 years, scientists have wondered whether Alzheimer’s Disease might be a neuro-endocrine disorder, like diabetes. In 2005, Dr. Suzanne de la Monte had a breakthrough. During her research, she made two discoveries: the brain makes its own insulin, and Alzheimer’s disease depletes insulin Based on these discoveries, Dr. de la Monte went beyond …

Alzheimer’s: Type 3 Diabetes?

When you’re eating that piece of cake or pie at your favorite restaurant or family gathering, you fully expect it to have an effect on your blood sugar and waistline. But what you probably don’t expect is for it to have an effect on your brain, too. Researchers are establishing a strong link between blood …

Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Changes in the Brain Signs and Symptoms What Causes Alzheimer’s Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Participating in Clinical Trials Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Support for Families and Caregivers For More Information Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. …

These 5 Supplements Do Nothing for Alzheimer's, Despite Claims (Op-Ed)

Dr. Gisele Wolf-Klein is program director for the geriatric fellowship and director of geriatric education for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where for more than 30 years she has guidedseniors on falls, healthy aging, and memory and medication challenges. Dr. Liron Sinvani is a geriatric hospitalist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., where …

Children's Hormone Treatments May Have Planted Alzheimer's Seeds

Children’s hormone treatments may have planted the seeds for later Alzheimer’s disease, according to a small, new observational study. The study is based on the autopsies of eight people who died from the rare neuron degenerative disorder called Credulity–Jakob disease (CJD), which is caused by a prion, a type of misfolded protein. The eight patients were …