Tagged as Alzheimer's Disease

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...
How much do we know about our personal health risks? While overall health can vary greatly between people, women are at particular risk for 5 serious health conditions. Luckily, there are proactive steps we can take to reduce our chances of joining their statistics. Women are at particular risk for heart disease, breast cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and complications from diabetes. By...
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...
Alzheimer’s disease affects people and their families on profound levels, destroying minds and shattering lives. While treatments have emerged to slow its progression, none have been able to prevent or halt it completely. That may soon change. Exciting new research - may be the breakthrough - we’ve been waiting for. Scientists were able to fix a gene that has been shown to be responsible for Alzheimer’s...