New therapy w. promise

This new therapy sounds very promising to stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms. Read about Anavex Life Sciences presenting new information on Anavex 2-73, which has stopped further cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients.

Eat Your Grapes!!

Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Ss received the equivalent of 2 1/4 cups of grapes a day. Grapes help reduce oxidation and inflammation to produce a healthy brain flow. Results of the […]

Biomarkers for Diagnosing AD

We’ve entered an era of new, sensitive and efficient low-cost biomarkers for early diagnosis of AD. These include three different kinds of blood tests.   Ask your doctor about: a new biochip test that allows for multiple tests to be run on one blood sample, with results in 3 hours; a different blood test that diagnosed Mild Cognitive […]

Estradiol–key for women to maintain memory

New research helps paint a picture of the memory circuits in the brain that begin to change with age — in both males and females — and underscores the importance of steroid hormones, especially estradiol for women, in maintaining memory function. Women have a two-fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than men, yet strikingly little is […]

It’s not all plaques and tangles!!

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, a leading Alzheimer’s researcher at Harvard, has stated (AARP Bulletin, 10/2016) that although many genes cause the plaques and the tau tangles, those two factors combined do not lead to Alzheimer’s disease UNLESS there is also resulting “inflammation” from the two that “sets the brain on fire.”  Dr. Tanzi stated that autopsies of individuals who […]

Latest Alz. Treatments Fight Inflammation

The most recent Alzheimer’s research has been focused on the role of inflammation, already known to be a primary cause of several other diseases.  The amyloid plaques and tau tangles of Alzheimer’s disease cause inflammation in the brain; the inflammation then damages the brain’s microglia (immune) cells whose role is to remove the dangerous protein clumps. […]

Four recent Alz. news breakthroughs

A Smell Identification Test (UPSIT)  developed at Univ. of Pennsylvania scientists is a practical, lo-cost alternative for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, better than measuring the thickness of entorhinal cortex.  July 26, 2016 Lower weight in late-life is linked to greater Alzheimer’s disease risk, Massachusetts General Hospital has reported. Low Body Mass Index is associated with increased […]

Primary prevention for Alzheimer’s disease

Seven reversible or modifiable factors for AD are diabetes, mid-life obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, hypertension, depression, and low education.  Improving these factors lowers the risk of AD.  Of these seven, physical activity has the largest impact, 33%.  Study reported at Hillblom Cognitive Aging Semposium, June 9, 2016

“17beta-Estradiol patch may help reduce Alzheimer’s disease risk in newly postmenopausal women”

Can estrogen preserve brain function and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when given early in menopause? Newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Mayo Clinic study published in June  in the Journal of Alzheimer’s […]