Category Archives: Alzheimers Disease

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Stress: Maybe One Hurdle in Prevention of Alzheimers

Alzheimers is a brain disorder resulting from a complex interaction of our genes and the environment to which we’re exposed. And now, a recent wave of research has unveiled another player in the beginning of this neurodegenerative disease:  Stress Oxidative … Continue reading

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The Brain is a Ball of Fat

The brain is a ball of fat that only weighs 2 to 3 pounds yet consumes 20% of our energy and oxygen. Energy is glucose.  An early feature of Alzheimer’s disease  is region-specific declines in brain glucose metabolism. Unlike other … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial for Triple-Cocktail Started for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

  A group of Alzheimer’s researchers, participated in a symposium with the goal of developing a public policy to promote new approaches to Alzheimer’s research. Organizers of the symposium believe that the current system of dementia research is “broken” and … Continue reading

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My Mom Passed Away of Alzheimers Disease

My mom passed away Monday Aug 22nd 2011 of Alzheimers Disease. She leaves behind a husband of 65 years who suffers with his own alzheimers, five sons and me, her only daughter. I was with her at her death and … Continue reading

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Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent mainstream news reports the genetic factor of alzheimers. I think this reporting is abstruse and difficult to understand. Genetic mutations differ from genetic variants.  Early onset Alzheimers is a rare genetic mutation that causes the onset of alzheimers of … Continue reading

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