Archive for the ‘Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI’ Category

Your Brain Loves Coffee for Good Reasons

20th April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

The warmth. The wonderful aroma of roasted coffee beans. A fresh cup prepared just the way you like it: a morning and daily ritual practiced by millions of coffee drinkers around the world. The obvious reason that people consume over 8 million metric tons of coffee beans each year is for the caffeine, which metabolises […]

    Protecting Memory Health Organically

    25th February 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

    Some interesting work being done by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies with organic compounds that appear to provide some protection against memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Salk researchers applied flavonols, a type of chemical with strong anti-oxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables, to a mouse model that mimics symptoms […]

      Can Infant Brain Scans Predict Future Alzheimer’s Risk?

      25th January 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

      In a study destined to generate some controversy, researchers at Brown University and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute have identified significant differences in the brain scans of babies (ages 2 months to 25 months), based on their APOE4 gene status, a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A total of 162 sleeping babies underwent MRI brain scans […]

        Merck Advances BACE Inhibitor Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease

        16th January 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

        Merck announced last month that it is moving ahead with MK-8931, an experimental BACE inhibitor drug designed to slow the production of amyloid beta protein in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta secretase (BACE) inhibitors work by interfering with the process that creates amyloid beta protein in the first place, in […]

          SAGE Test-Self Administered Gerocognitive Exam Review

          13th January 2014 by admin Comments Off

          We are adding the Self Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) test to the list of validated cognitive screening instruments that can be administered in pen and paper format. The 15 minute SAGE test, used to screen for early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, was developed and validated by a research team at Ohio State University Wexner […]