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Alzheimer`s disease may kill as many as cancer in US

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:22

Deaths from Alzheimer`s disease are under-reported in the United States and the most common form of dementia may be taking as many lives as heart disease or cancer, said a study Wednesday.

Early medical help can slow effects of Alzheimer`s: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:50

One fine day, Pradeep Singh Rana, 65, completely forgot the way to the house he had lived for more than 40 years. He had to actually stop and seek help. It was a wake up call that he perhaps had Alzheimer`s.

Brain circuitry loss may provide clues to future cognitive decline in elderly people

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 13:36

A study has found that degeneration of the fornix in relation to cognition was detectable even earlier than changes in the hippocampus.

Dietary guidelines for Alzheimer’s prevention

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 16:34

While Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly half of North Americans by age 85, it will triple over the next four decades unless preventive measures are developed, warned the American Academy of Neurology.

New Alzheimer drug could stop memory loss

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:45

A new class of experimental drugs have shown promise in preventing early memory loss in Alzheimer disease sufferers, a new research has showed.

First ever Alzheimer`s diagnosis validated

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 17:12

More than a century after Alois Alzheimer identified dementia, researchers have validated his diagnosis, basing their analysis of the original patient`s brain, revealing its genetic origin.

Alzheimer’s and mental illness genes tied to brain changes at birth

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 14:31

Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism can also be seen in the brain scans of newborns, researchers say.

New compound reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 16:39

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have claimed that a small molecule called TFP5 rescues plaques and tangles by blocking an overactive brain signal.

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