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Simple Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer’s: TTUHSC Researcher Featured in JAMA

The September issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, features research, which finds that a simple blood test could diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Researcher Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D., of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center found that an initial analysis suggests that biomarkers in blood serum can be combined with clinical information […]

Sniffing insulin may help memory lost to Alzheimer’s

Squirting insulin up the noses of patients with early forms of Alzheimer’s disease showed signs of improving their memory, US researchers say. Patients who got the treatment for four months showed improvements in tests of memory recall that lasted for two months. “We believe our results are very promising and they warrant future trials,” said […]

Depression May Nearly Double Risk of Dementia

A new study shows that having depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life. The research will be published in the July 6, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers examined research data on 949 people with an average age of […]

Healthy diet could slow or reverse early effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers at Temple University. In a previous study, researchers led by Domenico Praticò, an associate professor of pharmacology in Temple’s School of Medicine, demonstrated that a diet rich […]

Abdominal Fat at Middle Age Associated with Greater Risk of Dementia

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine determined that excess abdominal fat places otherwise healthy, middle-aged people at risk for dementia later in life.  Preliminary findings suggest a relationship between obesity and dementia that could lead to promising prevention strategies in the future.  Results of this study are published early online in Annals of Neurology, […]

Sunrise Senior Living Becomes an Authorized Validation Organization

Sunrise Senior Living Becomes an Authorized Validation Organization to Greatly Enhance Memory Care for More Than 10,000 Residents New Training Will Significantly Expand Validation Method Expertise in the United States MCLEAN, Va., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE: SRZ) announced today that it has become an Authorized Validation Organization with the […]

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