Category Archives: Dementia

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

About Caregiving.org’s 2012 Survey On The Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s Outlook

Caregiving. org [1]  just published a study on the Multiple Sclerosis Caregiver’s [2] This is one of the best documents on MS’s toll on the caregivers and their care recipients we have ever read: Clear, (the 65 pages go fairly quickly), In-depth, but not excessively so To any MS caregiver, …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Alzheimer’s: Does Aricept work?

IN BRIEF: Alzheimer’s: Does Aricept work?

  From Bob DiMarco [1,2} it seems that the verdict is a thoughtful “yes”,  Aricept can help against Alzheimer’s and should be tried, Doctor permitting. Aricept [or Donepezil the medical name], attempts to elevate the reduced cholinergic neurotransmission which affects both the Peripheral Nervous System and the Central Nervous System.  …Read the Rest

Consumption of  Berries Benefit Brain Health

Consumption of Berries Benefit Brain Health

By now, most everybody knows that eating berries is good for one’s health. The consensus is that the benefit is in the antioxidants the berries contain. For an in depth story on the role antioxidants play in your body’s biochemistry see our post [1] The research we are bringing to …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Some Alzheimer’s Medications Seem More Effective For Women than For Men

IN BRIEF: Some Alzheimer’s Medications Seem More Effective For Women than For Men

Elsevier is about to publish an article that is a little bit troubling: Some individuals with Alzheimer’s  are taking cholinesterase inhibitors [7], and the benefits seem to be strongly gender dependent: ” Among women, a higher PI (i.e., greater duration of use) of cholinesterase inhibitors was associated with slower progression… …Read the Rest

Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques Have Some Success For Multiple Sclerosis Impairments

Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques Have Some Success For Multiple Sclerosis Impairments

Many MS patients undergo some cognitive impairment. Such impairments are common for many neurological diseases whether from a disease (Parkinson), a stroke or a trauma. Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques (CRT) have been applied to cases , and it is comforting to the Multiple Sclerosis community to know that a recent study …Read the Rest

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

MND:The diagnosis help tool is a Proteomic Pattern Analysis (PPA) of cerebrospinal fluid In layman term: the set of various protein in cells is call proteome. In Proteomic pattern analysis, the proteome of cells from various tissues is analyzed. This is not a simple method, below is a photograph of  typical …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

Alzheimer’s, Diabetes.. What lurks in the material of our pots and pans?

MND: Most of us have heard of the risks of using unclad aluminum cooking utensils. There is serious controversy on the subject: For example    The Diet Channel by   John Messmer, MD claims that “a person using uncoated aluminum cookware and storing all food in aluminum containers is likely to absorb about three …Read the Rest

Study on  Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray

Study on Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray

MND: The idea of Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray seems preposterous, but let us examine. MND:Quoting Israel21 “…Using part of a drug that was previously tested as an influenza drug, we’ve managed to successfully induce an immune response against amyloid proteins in the blood vessels,” says Dr. Dan Frenkel …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s disease:  Immunotherapy is explored

Alzheimer’s disease: Immunotherapy is explored

MND: Several clinical trials are ongoing trying to use immunitherapy as a new tack against Alzheimer’s MND: This follows an abstract on IngentaConnect :”Morgan D. (Alzheimer’s Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA) Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease (Key Symposium). J Intern Med 2011; 269: 54-63. Abstract” MND: The risks …Read the Rest

Huntington’s Disease Linked To Overactive Immune Response In The Brain (sciencedaily)

Huntington’s Disease Linked To Overactive Immune Response In The Brain (sciencedaily)

MND: This sciencedaily post point to some breakthrough in understanding Huntington’s and other like  neurodegeneratibrain diseases like  ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Click Here for link MND: In a nutshell: more cytokines, inflamation agents are found in Huntington affected brains. MND: Quoting sciencedaily, “…These findings might open the …Read the Rest

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