Category Archives: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI

Recognizing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on caregiver support – strategies for managing stress and how to locate and utilize your local resources. The demands of caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over […]

UCSD Plays Hardball with USC over Alzheimer’s Study Database

The University of Southern California (USC) fired off the latest salvo on Friday in a legal dispute with University of California San Diego (UCSD) over control of a major Alzheimer’s research study. The trigger for the original lawsuit was the June 21 resignation of the Director of ADCS, Dr. Paul S. Aisen, from his job […]

Market Update: Memory Assessment Tests with Computerized Screening Tools

New computerized memory screening methods begin to move standardized memory health tests into the home and physician’s office. Screening for early, subtle signs of cognitive impairment becomes important as pharmaceutical companies shift focus to Alzheimer’s drug candidates that may prevent or slow buildup of amyloid protein in the brain. Purchase Report   MyBrainTest.org, a research […]

UCSD Sues USC over Alzheimer’s Research Data

In what can be best described as a public family brawl, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California (USC) alleging breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, and commission of computer crimes related to a major Alzheimer’s research project called the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). […]

Positive Traits of a Healthy 90 Year Old Brain

Planning on living into your 80s and 90s? If you also plan on having a good quality of life in your later decades, pay attention to these important traits of healthy seniors. Backed by research from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, there are several […]

The 20 Second Brain Health Test

If you have 20 seconds to spare, try this brain test which can tell you a surprising amount of information about the health of your brain: Keeping your eyes open, balance yourself on one leg for at least 20 seconds. Yes, that’s all. This seemingly simple task activates a complex system of sensory, balance, and […]

Biogen Drug Offers a Glimmer of Hope for Alzheimers Disease

An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, code named BIIB037 (also known as aducanumab, an amyloid antibody), has shown some encouraging improvements in cognition for patients during a small, preliminary Phase I trial conducted by Biogen Idec. The improvement in cognition for Alzheimer’s patients taking aducanumab was statistically significant, so this will be an interesting Alzheimer’s drug candidate […]