• Vaccine To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Future Vaccine To Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |May 7, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Experimental studies at the University of Texas are showing good results for a vaccine that could possibly slow down Alzheimer’s disease. The experiments and research are published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.

The research included animal testing on monkeys and rabbits in hope to bring to human trials soon. If all goes well with the testing and it is proven safe for humans this could help reduce the risk of people developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that they are making major progress with the safety and effectiveness of[…]

At Home Exam Helps People Identify Signs of Alzheimer’s

By |May 4, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , |

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is crucial to the success of the treatment process and researchers have developed a new way to help detect the disease at home.

The SAGE Test

An early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can help individuals begin treatment earlier, thus catching the disease in the outset and hopefully slowing its progress over time. Waiting months or years after symptoms appear to discuss them with a doctor or seek treatment can be extraordinarily detrimental and cause you to miss out on opportunities to help stave off the disease and reduce the severity of those symptoms. Researchers[…]

Diabetes May Cause the Brain to Shrink

By |April 30, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , |

The link between diabetes and dementia has been documented before, but a new study sheds light on why the two may be connected. Diabetes may cause the brain to shrink, according to research from a group of prominent radiologists.

Brain Size of Diabetics

Memory issues and other cognitive problems in diabetics were once thought to be the result of blood clots in the brain, but this theory is being overshadowed by a new one of great interest to researchers. The recent study found that individuals with diabetes might experience cognitive problems not because of blood clots, but because cells in their brain[…]

Gene Variant Increases Alzheimer’s Risk in Women

By |April 23, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , |

A specific gene variant dramatically increases the risk of Alzheimer’s in women, according to a new study out of Stanford University.

Alzheimer’s Research

As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s continues to rise amidst increasing life spans, testing of the disease and any significant risk factors has become a priority of many researchers.

The desire to find useful indicators of the disease is at the forefront of many studies as scientists strive to discover an effective course of prevention, treatment, or a cure. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine dove deeper into the genetic side of Alzheimer’s disease to determine the impact that[…]

Actor Seth Rogen Speaks to Congress About Need for More Research on Alzheimer’s

By |March 3, 2014|Categories: Breaking News, Government, Psychology|Tags: , |

Speaking on a cause close to his heart, Seth Rogen spoke to a mainly empty Senate subcommittee last week about the need to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research.

Congressional Hearing

The actor, whose mother-in-law suffers from the disease, gave a touching, and alzheimersat times funny, speech during a Congressional hearing for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services. He spoke of the hardships endured by his wife and her family, as they watched her mother slip away into the grips of dementia.

As Rogen pointed out, many people think of Alzheimer’s[…]

Regular Walks Can Increase Brain Size, Study Says

By |February 19, 2014|Categories: Advice, Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Taking time out of your day for a walk has numerous benefits – preventing obesity, minimizing depression symptoms, and lowering blood pressure are just a few. New research says that regular walks may also help increase brain size and thereby, decrease the amount of aging in the brain.

Walking and Brain Size

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases is growing rapidly. At a time when the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to triple by 2050, it is crucial to understand different ways to help improve our brain function and reduce the risk of these diseases.

Researcher Dr. Kirk Erickson[…]