ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES $20 MILLION LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TRIAL IN THE U.S. TO PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE !!!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 2 comments

Exciting News from AAIC 2017 in London! ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES $20 MILLION LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION TRIAL IN THE U.S. TO PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE !!! This is what all of us in the brain healthy lifestyle field have been waiting for! Building on groundbreaking work in Finland and Australia.  Utilizing Alzheimer’s Association Chapters and Community Resources to keep costs down and create a scalable, practical intervention LONDON, July 19, 2017 – The Alzheimer’s Association...

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THE LANCET COMMISSION: ONE THIRD OF DEMENTIA MAY BE PREVENTABLE

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, News | 3 comments

THE LANCET COMMISSION: ONE THIRD OF DEMENTIA MAY BE PREVENTABLE  – The Lancet releases International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care –    LONDON, July 20, 2017 – In a report presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London, The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reported that more than one third of global dementia cases may be preventable through addressing...

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Advancing health disparities research in Alzheimer’s – National Institute on Aging inaugural grants

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, More, News | 1 comment

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites, and Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites. Yet, these populations are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. The NIA has identified a clear need to diversify research cohorts and improve methods and tools for...

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Amyloid and Tau Spreading Pathways in the Brain, Correlated with Genetics

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, More, News | Comments Off on Amyloid and Tau Spreading Pathways in the Brain, Correlated with Genetics

The ability to employ advanced imaging technology to “see” both of the hallmark proteins of Alzheimer’s (amyloid and tau) in the living brain is a significant recent advance in the field. It may prove to be transformational not only in our understanding of the disease and its progression but also in its potential to accelerate drug discovery. According to Jorge Sepulcre, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, understanding the “spreading”...

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Sleep is Essential for Brain Health

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 3 comments

Studies reported at AAIC 2017 show that Sleep Disordered Breathing” (of which Sleep Apnea is one type) is associated with deposition of beta amyloid. Sleep Disordered Breathing is treatable.  Thus researchers and doctors strongly recommend treatment be sought urgently for people with sleep disordered breathing It is during sleep that the brain clears away excess beta amyloid.  Interrupted, poor or insufficient sleep interferes with this clearance process.  And deposits of beta amyloid build...

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