Posts Tagged ‘Archives of Neurology’

Brain Scans

Brain Pacemaker Shows Promise in Fighting Alzheimer’s

A pacemaker that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific regions of the brain appears to reverse the downturn in brain metabolism that typifies Alzheimer’s disease. A pilot study on a handful of people suggests that deep brain stimulation, a therapy already used in some patients with Parkinson’s disease and depression, may offer hope for at […]

Late-Life Physical Activity

Study Finds Physical Activity Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers say a direct link between mental and physical fitness and the prevention of dementia-related diseases hasn’t been found, but recommending more activity can’t hurt. Being physically active may help reduce one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in older patients, according to a study published online April 18 in Neurology. The study is one of […]

Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer's Patients

Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Daily use of antioxidants including vitamin C and vitamin E didn’t improve thinking and memory skills in people with Alzheimer’s disease, in a new study. Researchers found that some patients taking antioxidants actually had faster declines in memory over the four-month study compared to those who were given vitamin-free placebo pills. Some reports have suggested […]

Reducing Alzheimer's Disease Risk By Exercising

Alzheimer’s Gene Carriers May Cut Their Risk With Exercise

People who are genetically susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease may be able to reduce their risk with exercise, a study found. Carriers of the Alzheimer’s gene APOE-4 who regularly exercised over a decade were five to 10 times less likely to have brain plaques linked to the disease than those with the gene who weren’t […]

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New Risk Factor Discovered; Making Women More Susceptible to Dementia & Alzheimer’s

A hormone derived from visceral fat called adiponectin may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) in women, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The number of people affected by dementia worldwide is estimated to […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Research May Help Lead Towards a Cure for Alzheimer’s

Atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with cognitive impairment, including early decline known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study is published […]

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Family History May be a Stronger Influencer in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Than Previously Thought | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Family history of Alzheimer disease is associated with several age-related changes that appear to influence Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker abnormalities beyond the increased risk of the APOE4 gene, according to a report published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, the “recent […]

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Non-Prescription Treatments and Preventatives Help Alzheimer’s Disease

A recently published study on a popular Alzheimer’s disease drug demonstrated that there is no significant difference between patients taking the prescription drug and those taking a placebo. With one in seven Americans over the age of 71 affected by some form of dementia, the popularity of pharmaceuticals that offer any glimmer of hope is […]