Tagged as Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes memory loss, cognitive decline, and death. There is no known cure, and - current treatments - do little to affect disease progression. Better approaches could be on the horizon, however, and one may include use of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive agent found in marijuana. Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease only...
January 14, 2020
Research conducted by the -University of Chicago- showed that long-term antibiotic treatment may be effective at warding off and slowing down Alzheimer’s disease in men. The study analyzed the effects of antibiotics on gut bacteria, which has been linked with the development of the disease. Although the study was conducted on male and female mice, the treatment was found to be ineffective in female...
July 3, 2019
Today 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. By 2050 the number is projected to grow to nearly 14 million. Bracing against the disease, while standing alongside those diagnosed, are family and friends wrapped in an intricate web of perplexing emotion. Dementia plays out in stages. I think about - the arc of my mother’s life - as college sorority sister, to wife, mother...
January 27, 2019
An Israeli researcher and drug developer has - isolated a peptide - that appears to relieve, and might possibly reverse, the symptoms and effects of a number of chronic inflammatory diseases. So far, the drug has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but Professor David Naor, a researcher at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in...
June 11, 2018