Lewy body dementia often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's - KING5.com

Lewy Body Dementia is a degenerative brain disorder and a type of dementia. It's relatively common and has many of the same characteristics as Alzheimer's and even Parkinson's disease. Because of that, Lewy Body Dementia is often mis-diagnosed.

Depression drug that could slow Alzheimer's - Daily Mail

A drug formerly used for depression could be a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Trazodone was shown to reduce brain shrinkage in early tests – and as it has already been proven safe for humans, it could be on the market in ...

Drug already prescribed to millions of Brits 'may protect against Alzheimer's' - The Sun

Researchers found the antidepressant trazodone reduced brain shrinkage, prevented cell death and improved memory in tests on mice. Anti-depressant drug Trazodone could help protect against Alzheimer's. 3. Anti-depressant drug Trazodone could help ...

Cancer drug offers hope for dementia sufferers - Sky News

Laboratory tests found two existing drugs reduced brain shrinkage and restored protein production in tests on the brains of mice. 00:12, UK, Thursday 20 April 2017. Drugs designed to treat depression and cancer could help reduce the impact of Alzheimer ...

Antidepressant could slow progress of Alzheimer's - The Times (subscription)

The progress of dementia may be slowed significantly by a drug that is already licensed for treating depression, according to a study that has enthused many researchers in the field. Scientists hope to discover as soon as the end of this decade whether ...

DEMENTIA NEWS: Experts 'excited' at breakthrough in hunt for cure - Express.co.uk

A COMMON anti-depressant could become the first drug to halt dementia, experts said last night. By Giles Sheldrick. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Thu, Apr 20, 2017. Dementia and a scientist GETTY STOCK IMAGE. An anti-depressant could become the ...

'Exciting first step': Cambridge scientists repurpose drugs to combat Alzheimer's - Cambridge News

An antidepressant and a cancer drug have been shown to reduce brain shrinkage caused by neurodegenerative diseases. Share; Comments. ByJasmine Watkiss. 00:01, 20 APR 2017. News. Share; Comments. Get daily updates directly to your inbox.

'Boot Camp' Teaches Caregivers How to Deal with Alzheimer's Patients - Healthline

A free, one-day camp in Los Angeles provides education and support to family members as they begin to take care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease. alzheimer's boot camp. Caring for someone with dementia often goes on for years. First the ...

Weekend seminar helps educate caregivers on Alzheimer's and Dementia - WOTV4women.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Of all the conditions that threaten public health, dementia may have the broadest impact, affecting mind, body and soul. Plus, it affects the life of the primary caregiver as much or more than the person with the condition.

The Doctor Is In: Let's work to control rapid growth of Alzheimer's - Naples Daily News

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple by 2050. That would be a projected rise from about 5 million to 13.8 million. Loading… Post to Facebook. The Doctor Is In: Let's work to control rapid growth of Alzheimer's The number ...

York Region Alzheimer society to hold walks in Georgina, Richmond Hill - YorkRegion.com

Richmond Hill resident and Alzheimer's Society of York Region CEO Loren Freid worked in the anti-poverty field for 20 years before getting involved with the society. Feb. 21, 2017. next play/pause pre 1/1. Aurora Banner. By Lisa Queen. With York Region ...

'Give them a break' - Hornell Evening Tribune

HORNELL — Care and companionship are cornerstone philosophies in sustaining quality of life among an aging population. For those dealing with the affects of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, a network of dedicated caregivers is vital to the health and ...

DHEC encourages you to “Take Brain Health to Heart!” - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

COLUMBIA, SC – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association South Carolina Chapter, The American Heart Association and Eat Smart Move More South Carolina to raise awareness about ...

Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's, other diseases - Medical Xpress

Tangles of the brain protein tau are associated with neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. A new study shows that antibodies can capture tau in the blood, facilitating efforts to measure levels of the damaging protein and paving the …more ...

Prevention, Not Cure, May Be Key To Stopping Alzheimer's - ReliaWire

29 nations now have an average life expectancy of 80 years of age or older, 111 years after German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer publically reported the case of Auguste D., the first person described with what is now called Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease and Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Brain - Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study published in PLOS Medicine, a group of researchers studied metabolic profiles of the brain in relation to Alzheimer's disease. The group found that, along with tau and amyloid proteins, unsaturated fatty acid levels in the brain, as a ...

Smith Village's Memory Support Group To Discuss Bathing Techniques - DNAinfo

Smith Village in Morgan Park will host a memory support group for caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer's disease or dementia at 6:30 p.m. May 2. The discussion at the retirement community will focus on creating a better bathing experience for ...

Abele, Streckenbach: Keep funding in place for dementia care specialists - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

About 115,000 individuals in Wisconsin age 65 and older are living with some form of clinically diagnosable dementia, and by 2040 that population is expected to grow to 240,000. The care and treatment of this vulnerable — and growing — population is ...

Local coalition hosts caregiver workshop - The Herald Journal

As taking over as the primary caregiver for an ailing family member is becoming more and more common, local groups are hoping to provide tools to equip those placed into those vital roles during a workshop this week. On Thursday, the Cache County ...

Alzheimer's caregiver event set for Thursday - Fremont Tribune

Taking care of a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is a labor of love. Often time's family caregivers spend so much time trying to meet the needs of the person they are caring for, that they struggle to find time for themselves ...