The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

My mom passed away from this terrible brain disease called “alzheimer’s.”  Sadly, another very close relative has also been afflicted with this deadly disease and is now on stage 7.  My family’s experience with my belated mom’s dementia gave us a greater understanding on how to deal with this terminal disease. There are many clinical […]

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Brain Pacemaker May Treat Alzheimer’s [via Mashables]

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient with mild Alzheimer’s, the sixth patient in a multicenter trial of the experimental therapy. The hope is that the electrical stimulation delivered by the device could improve memory and slow cognitive decline in patients with the disease. MIT Technology Review  [via […]

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Chronic inflammation in the brain leads the way to Alzheimer’s disease

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012) ? Research published July 2 in Biomed Central’s open access journal Journal of Neuroinflammation suggests that chronic inflammation can predispose the brain to develop Alzheimer’s disease. To date it has been difficult to pin down the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), especially because trials of NSAIDs appeared to have […]

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