Posts Tagged ‘memory loss’

Study Shows Interaction between Herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s

Slow Viruses and Prion Diseases Researchers have long suspected that there might be a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and microbes like bacteria or viruses. In fact many studies have dealt with this issue beginning in 1952 when a study suggested that a slow virus form of herpes simplex could be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Motor Decline in Parkinson’s Disease may be Prevented by a Form of Vitamin B3

Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease and to date no real cure has been found. According to the Parkinson’s Organization, about a million Americans have Parkinson’s disease and there are about 60,000 new cases every year. Parkinson’s causes tremors, a loss of coordination and balance, rigidity in…

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Respite Care: A Break for Caregivers and Seniors

Volunteer Caregivers Work 24/7 without Pay No matter what our jobs are we all need to take a break. No one can go 24/7 without a rest. However, voluntary caregivers who work without pay 24/7, are usually family members of seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. At present, Medicare will not pay for a senior…

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Was Effective with Mice

Vaccine Targets Beta Amyloid Proteins Dr. Eitan Okun, a neuroscientist who heads the Paul E. Feder Alzheimer’s Research Lab at Bar-Ilan University in Israel has developed a vaccine that targets the amyloid beta proteins that build the plaque that lead to brain destruction in Alzheimer’s disease. A big breakthrough came when Dr. Okun successfully tested…

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New Blood Test to Identify Risk for Alzheimer’s

News about a new blood test to discover who is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease years before the symptoms show up was published April 6, 2018, in EMBO Molecular Medicine. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease causes the build up of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, which in turn cause the destruction of brain…

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A Saliva test to Predict who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ibuprofen is not a Cure for Alzheimer’s Recent media headlines declaring that Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease appeared very quickly all around the world. Only a few of the articles bothered to explain that Ibuprofen is not a cure for Alzheimer’s, but if it is taken early enough, before the disease sets in, it may stop…

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Beets may be able to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A compound called betanin found in beets Beta vulgaris, a common garden vegetable may be able to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study published by the American Chemical Society was presented at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on March 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Betanin Stopped Oxidation of…

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Health benefits of Hand Crafts for Seniors

Hand Crafts: Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting At one time the classic picture of granny was an old woman with a serene look on her face knitting while sitting in a rocking chair. Today, hand crafts like knitting, crocheting and quilting are still popular with people of all ages. What has made them survive in today’s digital…

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