Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Monday, 7 January 2019

Alzheimer’s often robs adults of their memories and verbal skills. Art allows families, caregivers, and the senior the ability to non-verbally communicate.

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Tara K
Program Manager | Alzheimer's Congress 2019
Tel: +1-650-889-4686 Ext: 8056

The Goal is to End Alzheimer’s Disease!

Whether it be with art, music, dance, or any other form of cognitive stimulation, we must do all we can to help those who have Alzheimer’s now!

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Tara K
Program Manager | Alzheimer's Congress 2019
Tel: +1-650-889-4686 Ext: 8056

Monday, 26 November 2018

Possible cause for Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury discovered

Rutgers researchers have discovered a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. They now hope to launch a clinical trial to test the treatment in humans.

What causes Alzheimer's is unknown, but a popular theory suggests a protein known as amyloid-beta slowly builds up a plaque in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. But in a recent study in the journal Cell Death & Disease, Federico Sesti, a professor of neuroscience and cell biology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, looked at a new mechanism, which involves a non-amyloid-beta protein, a potassium channel referred to as KCNB1.
Under conditions of stress in a brain affected by Alzheimer's, KCNB1 builds up and becomes toxic to neurons and then promotes the production of amyloid-beta. The build-up of KCNB1 channels is caused by a chemical process commonly known as oxidation.
"Indeed, scientists have known for a long time that during aging or in neurodegenerative disease cells produce free radicals," said Sesti. "Free radicals are toxic molecules that can cause a reaction that results in lost electrons in important cellular components, including the channels."
The study found that in brains affected by Alzheimer's, the build-up of KCNB1 was much higher compared to normal brains.
"The discovery of KCNB1's oxidation/build-up was found through observation of both mouse and human brains, which is significant as most scientific studies do not usually go beyond observing animals," said Sesti. "Further, KCBB1 channels may not only contribute to Alzheimer's but also to other conditions of stress as it was found in a recent study that they are formed following brain trauma."
In the cases of Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury, the build-up of KCNB1 is associated with severe damage of mental function. As a result of this discovery, Sesti successfully tested a drug called Sprycel in mice. The drug is used to treat patients with leukemia.
"Our study shows that this drug and similar ones could potentially be used to treat Alzheimer's, a discovery that leads the way to launching a clinical trial to test this drug in humans."

Story Source:
Materials provided by Rutgers University. Original written by Caitlin Coyle.
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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Did You Know???

Meditation and Music May Alter Blood Markers of Cellular Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Early Memory Loss

Morgantown, WV, USA – A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes may be directly related to improvements in memory and cognition, sleep, mood, and quality of life.

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Monday, 19 November 2018

Do You Know??

Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a specific gene. Now, newly-available epidemiological data provide a causal link between HSV1 infection and senile dementia -- raising the tantalizing prospect of a simple, effective preventive treatment for one of humanity's costliest disorders.

Source: Frontiers

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Tara K
Program Manager | Alzheimer's Congress 2019
Email: alzheimers@annualcongress.net