Antioxidant May Disrupt Alzheimer’s Disease Process

According to new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 10, 2012 - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease. However, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that changes in the way the body handles iron and other metals like copper and zinc may start years before the onset of AD symptoms. A new study shows that reducing iron levels in blood plasma may protect the brain from changes related to AD. More...

April 10, 2012

Pulse Pressure Elevation Could Presage Cerebrovascular Disease in Alzheimer’s Patients

April 10, 2012 - Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their study has been published in the early online edition of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in advance of the June 5 print publication. More...

April 10, 2012

Amyloid beta in the brain of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

April 2, 2012 - The deposition of amyloid beta in the brain of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease is the focus of much research into both its cause and treatment. More...

April 2, 2012

MRI and neuropsychological tests best predict Alzheimer’s disease in old patients

According to new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 2, 2012 - Investigators from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, have shown that in most elderly patients invasive and expensive techniques, i.e. lumbar puncture and PET scan, are not useful to establish the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. They arrived at this conclusion after analysis of data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a large collaborative research project of medical centers in the USA and Canada. More...

April 2, 2012