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Sleep and Alzheimer's Prevention

Sleep well. That’s something I often say to my children and grandchildren when speaking with them in the evening. Studies show how important sleep is for us in so many ways. 226 more words

Everyday Life

DNA Repair Protein BRCA1 Implicated in Cognitive Function and Dementia

Wow! The BRCA1 gene, mutations in which lead to breast cancer, has now been implicated in cognitive functioning, dementia and the development of Alzheimer’s disease! 289 more words


"Are Prions behind All Neurodegenerative Diseases?" WOW! The answer seems to be YES!

Prions are known to cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow disease) and kuru (in Papua, New Guinea), and have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntinton’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 845 more words


Beta-amyloid blocks deepest stages of sleep which results in memory decline

University of California – Berkeley says that sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer’s puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease blocks the deepest stages of sleep, resulting in memory decline, according to new research. 502 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

New drug in clinical trials reduces senile plaque that is formed from beta-amyloid

Lancaster University says that a new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. 67 more words


My brain feels sticky, I must need more sleep

I meant to write this yesterday, but I was taking a slug day.  I just visited with friends and Leif and the spud on the phone after school.  291 more words

The (re) Education Of Ms Janie Jones

UCLA Study: Simple Blood Test Could Be Developed To Diagnose Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A study has found the first evidence suggesting that a simple blood test could be used to diagnose a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, UCLA researchers reported Thursday. 318 more words