Posts Tagged ‘May’

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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 […]


Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

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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 […]