Archives for December 2017

Alzheimer’s Semipostal Fundraising Stamp Dedicated

(NIH) Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan dedicated a stamp today to fund research to help find a cure for one of the top 10 leading causes of death — Alzheimer’s. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Alzheimer’s Semipostal Fundraising stamp took place at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. Please share the news on […]

There’s Still No Proven Way to Prevent Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay News) Medical science has failed to prove that any treatment, therapy or brain exercise can help prevent dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, an extensive new review has concluded. No medications, over-the-counter remedies or brain training programs have been proven in solid clinical trials to ward off dementia, researchers with the Minnesota Evidence-Based Practice Center […]

What’s The Connection Between Hearing and Cognitive Health?

(NIH) Hearing loss occurs in approximately one in three people age 65 to 74 and nearly one in two people age 75 and older in the United States, making it one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Hearing Health Care for Adults: […]

Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia

Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.7326/M17-1529. [Epub ahead of print] Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. Fink HA1, Jutkowitz E1, McCarten JR1, Hemmy LS1, Butler M1, Davila H1, Ratner E1, Calvert C1, Barclay TR1, Brasure M1, Nelson VA1, Kane RL1. Abstract Background Optimal […]

Physical Activity Interventions in Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer-Type Dementia

Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.7326/M17-1528. [Epub ahead of print] Physical Activity Interventions in Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. Brasure M1, Desai P1, Davila H1, Nelson VA1, Calvert C1, Jutkowitz E1, Butler M1, Fink HA1, Ratner E1, Hemmy LS1, McCarten JR1, Barclay TR1, Kane RL1. Abstract Background The prevalence […]

Over-the-Counter Supplement Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia

Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19. doi: 10.7326/M17-1530. [Epub ahead of print] Over-the-Counter Supplement Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. Butler M1, Nelson VA1, Davila H1, Ratner E1, Fink HA1, Hemmy LS1, McCarten JR1, Barclay TR1, Brasure M1, Kane RL1. Abstract Background Optimal interventions to prevent […]

Lithium in Water Associated with Slower Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths

(Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease) Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer’s disease, Brock University research has found. Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, also decrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, published recently in the Journal […]

Inflammation Drives Progression of Alzheimer’s

(DZNE & University of Bonn) According to a study by scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn now published in the journal Nature, inflammatory mechanisms caused by the brain’s immune system drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. These findings, which rely on a series of laboratory experiments, provide new […]