Category «Alzheimer»

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 …

Head Trauma Linked to Same 'Plaques' Seen in Alzheimer's

A man wakes up one morning just as he always does but suddenly has flashbacks to a past identity, a name he held 30 years ago. It sounds like the setup to “The Bourne Identity,” but this bizarre scenario actually played out recently in real life. A 51-year-old man with a developmental disability living in …

Memory Lost…and Found! Alzheimer's It Wasn't

Experts believe there may be as many as 750,000 patients in the U.S. affected by adult hydrocephalus, a syndrome that mimics dementia, but can be cured by a basic procedure. Not all memory loss is permanent. If you have an elderly family member experiencing decreased mobility and dementia, it could be from adult hydrocephalus, an …

Alzheimer’s in the Family: A Novel Approach

We Are Not Ourselves author Matthew Thomas discusses his fictional and real-life experience with the disease. Corbis Though many think of Alzheimer’s as an old person’s illness, nearly five percent with the condition are under 65. Ed had lost faith in the physical properties of things. On the way up the stairs that night, he …

5 Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy habits that are good for you now have been shown to help prevent Alzheimer’s later Even though no drug therapy or treatment regimen has yet been found that will definitively prevent Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle choices can make a big difference in your risk of developing the condition down the line. Researchers are now discovering, …

How a Woman’s Personality May Double Her Alzheimer’s Risk

New research suggests that women who are more anxious and less social in middle age have a much higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s later in life. Most research on Alzheimer’s disease looks at health measures and genetic causes, but new research has found that women who describe themselves as having certain personality traits when they …

10 Foods to Cut Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

  Jill Chen/Stocksy 1 / 10   Brain-Healthy Foods Can Help You Stay Sharp What you choose to pile onto your plate affects a lot more than just your stomach andenergy levels — it can also have a huge impact on how well your brain functions, both today and in the future. “The brain’s neurons, or brain cells, …

5 Ways to Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy habits that are good for you now have been shown to help prevent Alzheimer’s later Even though no drug therapy or treatment regimen has yet been found that will definitively prevent Alzheimer’s disease, lifestyle choices can make a big difference in your risk of developing the condition down the line. Researchers are now discovering, …

10 Essential Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

One third of adults will have Alzheimer’s by age 85. Learn about the risks, and what you can do to avoid them. Alzheimer’s disease gradually erodes a person’s memory, reasoning, and personality. It is a disease of old age, primarily affecting those over 65. For people who live to be 85 or older, the likelihood …

Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Learn about Alzheimer’s medications and daily care as well as treatment options for related behavorial and psychiatric symptoms. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but current therapies can help slow the progressive loss of brain cells, control symptoms, and postpone or prevent nursing home care. Alzheimer’s Treatments: Primary Medications Some of the …