Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult diagnoses to make. In fact, the only way a doctor can 100% confirm a patient has the fatal neurodegenerative disease is to look at his or her brain during an autopsy. The cloud of uncertainty can be devastating to individuals who are beginning to exhibit memory loss, […]
Is technology the key to protect your brain? Thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), researchers are able to locate Alzheimer’s precursors quicker than ever before. This is incredible because currently, our best strategy against Alzheimer’s disease is prevention, especially due to the aging population. 2.6 million to 5.1 million Americans aged 65 and older […]
“Buildups of “clumpy” proteins in the brain are well-known hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, but not everyone who has them goes on to develop this neurodegenerative disease. Why is that? New research investigates.” Researchers know that bunches of a protein named “tau” and plaques of beta-amyloid indicate precursors of the Alzheimer’s disease. However, between 30 and 50 […]
A new study conducted by the Oxford University, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, reveals that Dolphins are susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. In humans, Alzheimer’s is typically indicated by clusters of proteins called tau and beta-amyloid plaques. Tau proteins are twisted proteins while amyloid plaques are sticky and folded. However, recently these pathologies were evident in the […]
Just about 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a disease that damages the person’s memories and eventually stops their body from performing necessary functions. There is no cure available, and there isn’t much a person can do to stop progression once diagnosed, but a neuroscientist by the name of Joseph Jebelli estimates there will be some […]
Eating a Diet High in Sugar Can Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. However, Many Brain-Healthy Strategies Can Aid in Slowing the Aging Process.
Being an Alzheimer’s caregiver requires education, hard work, social skills and patients if they want to get along and successfully work with the Alzheimer’s patient. It is not easy, here are some tips to assist your work as a caregiver: Don’t be in denial: It can be very hard to come to terms with a loved […]
Reducing Stress Struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia creates a tremendous amount of stress in your life. Too much stress can be overwhelming and adversely impact your health and functional capability. Utilizing the following tips to reduce stress may help increase your concentration, improve judgment, and overall quality of life. Symptoms of Stress Everyone tackles stress […]
Although symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may vary from person to person, these 5 symptoms seem to be most common. The severity of symptoms can also vary, but a gradual increase in memory loss and the ability to learn new things seem to be telling signs of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.