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News Briefs: Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health

News on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health   U.S. Lagging Behind in Alzheimer’s Support A report from the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging found that among five nations, the U.S. is falling behind in supporting the growing number of … Continue reading

How Mild Cognitive Impairment Affects Day-to-Day Living

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have trouble remembering things like important dates or whether they took their medications, a problem that can disrupt day-to-day activities and planning. The same problems are also common in those with mild cognitive impairment, or … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Can’t Clear Plaque

Scientists have long been studying beta-amyloid, the sticky protein that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone makes beta-amyloid, but in those with Alzheimer’s disease, the protein accumulates to toxic levels, eventually forming clumps in the … Continue reading

Blood Poisoning’s Toll on the Brain

Every year, some 750,000 Americans suffer from sepsis, a life-threatening ailment that many have never heard of. The condition, sometimes called “blood poisoning” though no poison is involved, is an inflammatory response to serious infection that can cause damage to … Continue reading

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences April 25, 2011 Publication: Click Here Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, … Continue reading

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants

Fisher Center Scientists Show That Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Reduce Effectiveness of SSRI Antidepressants Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at The Rockefeller University, led by Paul Greengard, Ph.D., and Jennifer Warner-Schmidt, Ph.D., have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs, which … Continue reading

Brain Changes May Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s

Researchers are discovering subtle changes in different areas of the brain that may be early clues to the onset of Alzheimer’s. The findings could lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease, which doctors are coming to realize may affect the … Continue reading

Speaking Two Languages May Help Keep the Brain Sharp

Men and women who are fluent in more than one language may be protected in part from the memory ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that intellectual challenges like … Continue reading

Just Forgetful, or Is It Dementia?

Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time: forgetting where you placed the car keys, not remembering to pick up an item at the grocery store, forgetting to return a friend’s phone call. And as we age, most of us become … Continue reading