FRAUD

Last week, some shocking allegations made concerning a prevailing theory of Alzheimer’s shook the research community, calling into question the validity of the study’s authoritative results. Apparently, part of a pivotal 2006 study of Alzheimer’s disease may have been fabricated.  Science magazine proclaimed that it uncovered evidence that images may have been altered in the…

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Alzheimers

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. No doubt, you know someone or are at least aware of someone who suffers from this unforgiving, relentless disease.  According to the NIH, Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s,…

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Time Travel

It looks as if researchers have unlocked a pathway to time travel — in our brains, at least.  Scientists have identified the neural pathways in the brain that allow us to recall memories and replay them in the correct sequence.  This is a monumental step forward in potential treatments for people with memory problems! A…

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Keep Your Memory

More insightful findings have been discovered on the Alzheimer’s/dementia front. This time, it’s about risk factors that can be modified to help prevent dementia. Experts have revealed 12 modifiable risk factors for dementia, which could prevent a significant number of cases if avoided. According to The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal, “Together the 12 modifiable…

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Alzheimer’s, Blood & Hope

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. Currently, drugs only temporarily ease symptoms and do not slow mental decline. The monstrous disease is usually diagnosed through tests of memory and thinking skills, which is at best, imprecise, and usually involves a neurologist’s referral. More reliable methods such as spinal fluid tests…

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An Alzheimers Vaccine?

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Good news! Promising findings in regard to Alzheimer’s research are blazing their way into the new decade. Researchers from the University of California have created an immunotherapy combination vaccine that, they believe, will offer help for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The vaccine has shown success in mice.  The preliminary version of the vaccine was…

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Alzheimer’s and Lifestyle

Although there’s a long way to go in researching Alzheimer’s, it’s exciting that we’re finding strong links to behavior being a primary factor. Alzheimer’s used to be this big Boogeyman lurking in the corner that could strike anyone, and it seemed like there were no obvious connections. Some people were just unlucky. We know that…

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Alzheimers and Processed Sugar

Processed sugar is just bad. There’s no way around it. It doesn’t make you healthy. It’s never linked to anything beneficial. Actually, sugar is now being linked to Alzheimer’s. It’s not that big of a shock seeing as how Alzheimer’s has been dubbed “type 3 diabetes” because of the solid evidence that people who have…

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Grandparents Rock!

Good news for grandparents! Actually, good news for grandparents, their kids, and their kids’ kids! According to a study from the Women’s Health Aging Project in Australia, researchers found that postmenopausal women, ages 57 to 68, who spend one day a week caring for their grandchildren may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and…

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