Today, the 11th December 2013, the UK is hosting the G8 dementia summit. The summit brings together G8 ministers to discuss dementia. The aim is to stimulate discussion on the best ways to raise investment into dementia research, improve prevention and treatment of dementia and improve the quality of life of those with the condition. 1,211 more words
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Sobriety, Spirituality Linked for Teens in Treatment
Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence. The results of the investigation were presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association in New York City this past August and will be featured in the spring 2014 issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 174 more words
Wouldn’t it be lovely Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, could announce a breakthrough which nails the problem of the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease?
The definitive diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) comes post mortem (though in practice various techniques while the patient is alive can be used to tell whether a patient has a type of dementia). 1,342 more words
A discovery by Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Scripps Research Institute scientists could lead to drugs that slow Alzheimer’s disease progression.
A straightforward drug strategy against Alzheimer’s is to turn down the brain’s production of beta-amyloid, the key component of the disease’s characteristic plaques. 605 more words
Researchers from Brown University and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have found that infants who carry a gene associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to children without the gene. 832 more words
Shaiith/iStockphoto/Thinkstock; (inset) Paul StevensonLifelong hazard. Infants exposed to lead from peeling paint and other sources may be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s-like brain abnormalities as adults, according to a study in macaques spanning 23 years. 679 more words