Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

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Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), collaborating with scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois, have provided direct experimental evidence that diabetes is linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published online this week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, used an experimental model that shows potential as an […]

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Diabetes Drug May Someday Repair Alzheimer’s Damage

The diabetes drug metformin may spur the growth of new brain cells, which could have benefits for Alzheimer’s patients, a new Canadian study on mice suggests. The study showed that metformin caused brain cells to divide, producing new cells. The diabetes medication was intended to target a specific pathway in liver cells. In the new […]

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Gene May Link Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

In recent years it became clear that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect – a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) have shed light on one reason why. Biology Professor Chris Li and her colleagues have discovered that a single gene forms a […]

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African Americans and Hispanics are More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

According to the 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, the majority of people living in the United States diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are white. However, older African-Americans and Hispanics are proportionately more likely than older whites to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. (1)(2) As I am Mexican and American Indian descent, […]

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Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long. So we grasp at any news about aging, hoping that medical science […]

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What to Do if You Suspect Alzheimer’s

An early diagnosis can be helpful, medically and personally. The first thing to do is see a doctor, and try not to panic. Not all memory loss is a sign of the disease. An appointment is missed. A bill goes unpaid. A television remote winds up in the freezer. Are these harmless senior moments or […]

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What Should I Know Before I See My Doctor About Alzheimer’s? Part 6: Preparing for your appointment | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic staff You may decide you want to talk to your doctor about memory loss or other cognitive changes, or you may seek care at the urging of a family member who arranges your appointment and goes with you. You’ll probably start by seeing your family doctor or general […]

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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]

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Diabetes May Significantly Increase the Risk of Dementia

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential risk factor for dementia,” said study author […]