New Alzheimer’s Research Pinpoints Disease Trigger

By |May 22, 2013|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , |

Alzheimer’s research studies are widespread, but very few have led to any major breakthroughs in recent years.

Cambridge Study Identifies Catalyst

Researchers at Cambridge University published a study on Monday that was able to identify the process that turns healthy cells into abnormal cells, the catalyst that causes the onset of Alzheimer’s. These findings bring scientists a step closer to finding prevention or treatment solutions for the disease.

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Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and has recently passed cancer and heart disease as the most[…]

Alzheimer’s Patient Receives First Ever Brain Pacemaker

By |May 8, 2013|Categories: Government, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , |

The first ever brain pacemaker was recently implanted in a woman suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Kathy Sanford was the first of 10 patients with mild or early stage Alzheimer’s to take part in a new study. The study’s intent is to determine whether a brain pacemaker can improve cognitive and behavioral functions in those affected by cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

How Does a Brain Pacemaker Work?

The FDA-approved study that began in October 2012 is being conducted by doctors and researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and is scheduled to end in 2015.