Alzheimer’s disease reversed!

All of the 10 people in a small trial at UCLA and the Buck institute showed dramatic reversal of memory loss after several months on a therapeutic program that included the components listed in this video, with the exception that the program added optimized oral hygiene and the elimination of gluten, simple carbs, and processed foods […]

Risks of dementia accumulating

Various recent studies have linked the following conditions to an increased risk of dementia:  Rosacea in older patients (American Neurological Ass’n.), late-life (age 55+) depression lasting over three years (Rotterdam study), an out-of-control immune system—common to AD, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s (Univ. of Adelaide), and long-term use of Warfarin in patients under age 70 with atrial […]

New tool for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s

Before any symptoms develop that can lead to a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, navigational tasks to assess a mapping strategy may detect the very earliest changes in cognition related to Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Since navigation problems begin early in AD, the spatial task used is more sensitive […]

New brain scan to detect early stage of AD

A new brain scan can detect Alzheimer’s even before any symptoms appear, according to a recent study at UCSF! Early diagnosis of the disease has been an elusive goal so far. The scanning technique to identify the presence of beta-amyloid plaques has not been sufficient because healthy brains also have this protein. But the new […]

Great news about lowering AD risk!!

Here’s some good news for a change! “Virtually any type of aerobic physical activity can improve brain structure and reduce Alzheimer’s risk.” That’s not from me; it’s from the UCLA Med Center and U. of Pittsburgh after their 30-year research study of 876 patients, average age 78. Whether the exercise was gardening, dancing, walking, or […]

Western diet, sedentary lifestyle contribute to AD

Recent research at Tufts University has established associations between eating a western diet and being sedentary with an increased susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the estimate is that a combination of diet and inactivity contributes to as many as 25% of Alzheimer’s cases. However, the exact disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease are still under study.

Stem cell transplant helps immune cells in brain

A lack of immune cells to fight the bacterial and viral infections is associated with Alzheimer’s disease because B and T cells are needed to make antibodies that improve the microglia’s ability to clear away beta-amyloid plaques. Without the immune cells, there was  a two-fold increase in the beta-amyloid plaques of test mice.  Then the research team […]