Posts Tagged ‘genetic’

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving the Radioman Way: A “Thank You” to all Caregivers

In honor of November as National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. Within the past week we have posted a couple articles about Christine (Chris), and Mark’s story about their experience with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Chris noticed […]

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Herpes Drugs May Delay Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Scientists at the University of Manchester suggest using antiviral drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The results of the study seem to indicate that the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) is a risk factor for contracting Alzheimer’s, when it is present in the brains of people who have a specific genetic […]

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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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Scientists Hope they Have Found Way to Turn Off Neurodegenerative Diseases | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As the elderly populations rise in many parts of the world, including the U.S., so does the incidence of neurodegenerative disease. Now a team of scientists led by Northwestern University professor Richard I. Morimoto may have discovered a “master switch” that controls the development of the diseases, which include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and how long […]

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Potential Target for Treating Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia Identified

No cure exists for frontotemporal dementia, which strikes between the ages of 40 and 64 and accounts for at least one in four cases of early-onset dementia. Caused by the death of cells in the front and sides of the brain, the disease can lead to dramatic changes in a patient’s personality and behavior, including […]