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Alzheimer's

For some, mild slips of memory may be very early Alzheimer's


For years, doctors have dismissed patients' worries about mild slips of memory as a normal part of aging. Now, as the focus in Alzheimer's research moves toward early diagnosis, researchers are looking for ways to tell whether some of these "senior moments" are an early sign of the disease.
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Breastfeeding proven to lower risk of Alzheimer's in moms


As more research becomes available, it is increasingly clear that breastfeeding children provides infinitely more long-term health benefits to both baby and mom. Now, a new study shows that mothers who breast feed run a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

Genetic Markers Found To Predict Alzheimer’s – Would You Want To Know?

Current tests used to examine whether someone will develop Alzheimer's disease rely on the detection of a certain protein, called Tau, in the central nervous system, floating around in the cerebrospinal fluid. Presence of this biomarker tends to indicate the progression towards the memory robbing disease, yet there is no current way of knowing who will start to express these proteins and become ill years ahead of time.

Researches may have hope for an early test that may indicate who will develop these protein accumulations.
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Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer's plaque formation


Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness, alternative practitioners understand the etiology has evolved from decades of living an unhealthy lifestyle. Dietary transgressions, exposure to cosmetic and household pollutants, lack of physical activity and long-term nutritional deficiencies all combine to promote Alzheimer's disease development and progression.

B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer's: Study


Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May.

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients


A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized ("killed") by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and vaccines, nations are increasingly trying to figure out what to do with all these children who have been permanently damaged by the medical and biotech industries.
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'Miracle' Alzheimer's drug bexarotene turns out to be a hoax


A popular skin cancer drug that researchers last year claimed might aid in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease has been exposed as a complete and total hoax. As reported by ChicagoTribune.com, bexarotene does not appear to pass the authenticity test after all, as recent follow-up studies to the original were unable to reproduce its findings, which were widely used to claim that the drug might be the next "miracle" treatment in the fight against dementia.
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Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?


Dr Eric Karran, director of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, also doesn’t think the evidence is good enough yet. ‘Until further trials have confirmed these findings, we would recommend people think about a healthy and balanced diet along with controlling weight and blood pressure, as well as taking exercise,’ he says. Because this new study depends on results of brain scans, it is worth mentioning a criticism of the original study, published in 2010.

How extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer's


According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- which robs people of the ability to think, remember and reason -- is an irreversible, progressive disease that eventually destroys even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The NIH predicts that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease. There's no cure and no treatment that works for long.