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Monday, July 23

3D Models Explain Alzheimer's Progression

ANIMATION VIDEO:

Watch this amazing scientific film on Alzheimer's. It uses 3D modeling to explain the inner brain mechanisms that trigger the symptoms of dementia.

Sunday, July 22

FDA-approved Rolipram Removes Alzheimer's Tau and Improves Memory

Researchers found FDA-approved Rolipram promotes the removal of abnormal tau proteins, improving memory. This could be big news for tau-based brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, PSP and FTD. "Repurposed" drugs are already approved by the FDA for other diseases. Therefore, they can pass clinical trials and get to patients faster because of their preexisting approval. Learn more about Rolipram's success.

The Positives in a Dementia Diagnosis

Dr. Gregory Jicha has completed an eye-opening study on diagnosing dementia. He said, "The overall assumption is that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact on a patient's outlook on life, but we were surprised to find that almost half of respondents reported positive scores." Learn the benefits people see in getting their diagnosis.

F18 Scans Diagnose Dementia Better

DIAGNOSING DEMENTIA:

At $3,000 per scan, are F18 Scans worth it? They let doctors see plaque in the brain, the main suspect behind Alzheimer's. They show doctors if, where and how much plaque there is. They can sharpen an Alzheimer's diagnosis or rule it out completely. Learn how F18 Scans improve care and diagnosis.

Friday, July 20

More Evidence Alzheimer's is a Type of Diabetes

MEMORY PROBLEMS are an early sign of Alzheimer's & are linked to sugar (glucose) deprivation in brain cells. In diabetes, a well-known Alzheimer's risk factor, cells are sugar-deprived. How likely does this make the Alzheimer's-sugar-diabetes triangle?

See 10 Times Deeper into Alzheimer's

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives us the ability to see where Alzheimer's starts like never before, solving a major obstacle to understanding and curing the disease.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Fights Dementia

VIDEO + ARTICLE:

The University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre is connecting sleep and dementia to explore treatment and prevention.

Aphasia: Word Jumbles in Alzheimer's

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Aphasia affects a person's ability to communicate. It affects language functions, such as speaking, understanding what others say, and naming common objects. Learn its causes, types and a few tips.

Thursday, July 19

Alzheimer's Duo: Science to Cure, Music to Cope

TEDx VIDEO:

Dr. Rudy Tanzi is a top researcher in the fight against Alzheimer's. Chris Mann is a famed music star. Learn about the latest research and see how they join forces in this remarkable video.

Sure It's Alzheimer's? Insights into Lewy Body Dementia

LBD VIDEO:

Lewy Body dementia is the 2nd most common form of dementia. See experts at America's top medical center, The Mayo Clinic, improving the lives of people who struggle with it.

Tuesday, July 17

How to Interact with a Person with Dementia in Distress

TEEPA DEMENTIA CARE VIDEO:

Watch Teepa Snow demonstrate how to reduce stress and resistance in precarious situations.

Fat People Get Less Dementia

2 MILLION BRITONS, in the biggest study in history, astonished researchers. Obese people had 29% less dementia risk than normal-weight people. Underweight? Bigger risk. See what doctors say about these unexpected results.