Alzheimer’s

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Antioxidants May Not Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Monday, March 19 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have suggested that antioxidants might help thwart Alzheimer’s disease, but a new study finds that a “cocktail” of vitamins E, vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid has no effect on certain indicators of the brain disorder. The supplements may even have hastened mental decline, the researchers said. “The benefit … Continue reading

Brain Scans Suggest How Alzheimer’s Spreads

Wednesdey, March 21 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia appear to spread through linked nerve cells in the brain, new research indicates. The findings from MRI brain scans of dementia patients suggest that it may be possible to use MRI to predict the progression of dementias and to monitor the impact … Continue reading

“Body clock” may be the risk of dementia in women

An old woman sleep / wake stages aktiviti fizikal orbit and may affect the risk of dementia he built, according to a new investigation. He found bahawa risk of dementia or “mild cognitive kerosakan” (a country which sometimes precede dementia) is higher among older women with low circadian rhythm is less active and more active … Continue reading

Classic Restless Legs Syndrome Not Linked to Parkinson’s

People with early Parkinson’s disease are not more likely to have restless legs syndrome, but many people with Parkinson’s do report leg motor restlessness, according to the results of a new Norwegian study. People with restless legs syndrome, or RLS, have an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This typically occurs at night during rest, … Continue reading

Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia patients who stopped taking medication and then exercised regularly for six weeks reported improved memory function and less pain, according to a small, new study. While the finding is encouraging, it does not suggest a potential change in clinical care for fibromyalgia patients, the study authors stressed.   Senior author Dr. Brian Walitt, director … Continue reading

Areas of the Brain Affected by Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that damages areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. It is the most common form of mental decline, or dementia, in older adults. News from health.com

New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial

Multiple sclerosis patients may eventually benefit from a novel treatment that takes aim at the abnormal behavior of a specific type of immune cell, preliminary research suggests. The errant behavior of the cells in question — known as “B cells” — is viewed as key to the development of this chronic and disabling nervous system … Continue reading