Jul 152009
 

– Immunotherapy Targets Alzheimer’s Tau Tangles –– More Doctors Diagnosing and Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment – Vienna, July 15, 2009 – Surprising new insights into how a Phase III Alzheimer’s drug might work were among the advances in potential therapies targeting two abnormal brain proteins – beta amyloid and phosphorylated tau – that were reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. Scientists also reported on how […]

BRAIN IMAGING (MRI/PET) AND MEASUREMENTS OF PROTEINS IN SPINAL FLUID MAY IMPROVE ALZHEIMER’S PREDICTION AND DIAGNOSIS

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Jul 142009
 

Vienna, July 14, 2009 – Changes in the brain measured with MRI and PET scans, combined with memory tests and detection of risk proteins in body fluids, may lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. The National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), data from which forms the basis of […]

Jul 142009
 

Vienna, July 14, 2009 – Eating a “heart healthy” diet meant to lower blood pressure, and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity, may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. “We can’t do anything about aging or family history, but research continues to show us that there are lifestyle decisions […]

Jul 132009
 

PTSD ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA RISK; MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION MAY LOWER IT Also, Survey Shows Adults Don’t Know Heart Risk & Alzheimer’s Risk Are Related Vienna, July 13, 2009 – Though discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease risk factors are often in the news, adults do not know about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease risk and heart health, nor that physical activity can be protective against dementia, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association […]

NEW CASES OF ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CONTINUE TO RISE, EVEN IN THE “OLDEST OLD”

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Jul 132009
 

Vienna, July 13, 2009 – The number of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia – both new cases and total numbers with the disease – continues to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, according to research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. Previous epidemiological studies have suggested that the number of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia begins […]

ICAD Summary Video | Day 1

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Jul 132009
 

Dr. William Thies discusses studies presented during the first day of the 2009 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.

DOCTORS TALK FRANKLY ABOUT WHAT ENCOURAGES AND IMPEDES EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER’S

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Jul 122009
 

Vienna, July 12, 2009 – A doctor’s positive attitude to Alzheimer’s diagnosis and their trusting, personal relationships with local dementia support service providers are powerful enablers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. Current data suggest that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias have a diagnosis in their medical record. While there […]

RESULTS FROM TRIALS OF DHA IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Jul 122009
 

Vienna, July 12, 2009 – Results from two large studies using DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, were reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. One of the trials was conducted by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) supported by the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the second by Martek Biosciences Corporation. The NIA trial lasted 18 months and was conducted in people with […]

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