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Alzheimer's Disease is a Major Health Issue for Women
28 May 98 | Alzheimer's disease currently affects four million Americans and is one of the most common chronic diseases of older people. To help women better understand Alzheimer's disease and its implications, the Alzheimer's Association is encouraging ...

New Theory About Cause of Brain Cell Damage
25 May 98 | In a new study, researchers suggest a novel theory about how brain cells die in Alzheimer's disease and provide possible new targets for drug therapies, according to the Alzheimer's Association. One long-standing hypothesis says amyloid plaques ...

Possible New Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease
04 May 98 | In a study of 76 people with the disease and 108 without Alzheimer's, the scientists found an association between elevated blood levels of an amino acid called homocysteine and increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Raised levels of homocysteine...

Study Shows Vitamin E, Parkinson's Drug May Delay Alzheimer's Symptoms
28 Apr 98 | "The research is very encouraging, but it is premature to actually recommend vitamin E or selegiline as a specific treatment for Alzheimer's disease without additional, confirming research," Truschke said. In the Alzheimer's disease study, ...

Panel Releases First Guidelines for Assessing Early Diagnostic for Alzheimer's Disease
09 Apr 98 | "We've heard many claims about possible indicators for Alzheimer's disease, such as an eye drop test, a skin test and several possible genetic links," said Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D., director of the Alzheimer's Association Ronald & Nancy Reagan ...

New Test Not Proven to Diagnose Alzheimer's
02 Apr 98 | Newly published research describes a relatively brief set of tests that might detect early cognitive decline, but is not an acceptable method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. According to the ...

Study Suggests Estrogen May Help Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's
24 Mar 98 | A new study that suggests how estrogen may delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease is a valuable step forward in Alzheimer research, but needs to be replicated by other researchers, according to the Alzheimer's Association. "The Alzheimer's ...

Scientist Hopes to Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
20 Mar 98 | The Alzheimer's Association granted its 1998 Senator Mark Hatfield Award for Clinical Research in Alzheimer's Disease to Michelle Papka, Ph.D. for a project to improve the diagnosis of the Lewy Body variant (LBV) of Alzheimer's disease (AD). When...

African Americans and Hispanics at Greater Risk for Alzheimer's Than Whites
10 Mar 98 | A new study suggests risk of Alzheimer's disease is higher for African-Americans and Hispanics than whites, according to the Alzheimer's Association. "This study points out differences in risk for Alzheimer's disease not caused by the known ...

New Gene Associated with Alzheimer's
27 Feb 98 | The Alzheimer's Association is encouraged by newly published research that suggests there is another gene that may be associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. It is especially interesting because it involved people with Alzheimer's ...

Study Suggests New Targets for Drug Studies
05 Dec 97 | Researchers report the discovery of a protein that may accelerate the formation of abnormal deposits in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, the prevention of which may slow down or even prevent the disease, according to the Alzheimer's ...

Possible New Gene Linked to Alzheimer's
27 Oct 97 | New research reporting the possible location of a second susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's disease must be viewed with appropriate caution, according to the Alzheimer's Association. "The finding of another possible susceptibility gene is very ...

Ginkgo for Alzheimer's? 'Not Yet' says Association
21 Oct 97 | New research shows the herb ginkgo biloba may have positive effects for people with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association strongly recommends that people consult their ...

Association Awards Highest-Ever Level of Research Grants
27 Aug 97 | While the grants fund all aspects of investigation in Alzheimer's disease, a majority of the most prestigious awards focus on the role of inflammation in the Alzheimer brain. "The main objective of the Alzheimer's Association's research program ...

New Genetic Information about Alzheimer's Disease
20 Aug 97 | Newly published research suggesting a possible gene that may impact the age of onset of Alzheimer's disease is encouraging, and provides another promising avenue for research, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The research was funded by ...

New Brain Lesion Opens Vistas for Research
26 Jun 97 | Researchers have discovered a new lesion in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease that may play a role in the onset or progression of the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. For years, scientists have studied the two ...

Congress cannot balance the budget without addressing Alzheimer's disease
08 Apr 97 | In its 1997 National Public Policy Program to Conquer Alzheimer's Disease, the Alzheimer's Association calls on Congress to change the way we provide and pay for care that will lead to decreased costs in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease...

NSAIDS for Alzheimer's: Reason for Cautious Optimism
20 Mar 97 | These results suggest that analgesics may one day play a role in delaying the onset and possibly preventing this disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Because we need more data and research on NSAIDS' ability to delay Alzheimer's, ...

Relationship Between Alzheimer's and Stroke
11 Mar 97 | The brain damage caused by strokes may play a role in determining the onset and severity of Alzheimer's disease symptoms, according to new research. For "Brain Infarction and the Clinical Expression of Alzheimer's Disease: Findings from the Nun ...

New Scientific Focus on Caregiving, Behavioral Research Leads to Better Care
05 Feb 97 | A leading expert on the psychosocial aspects of Alzheimer's disease today warned that families struggling to care for relatives with Alzheimer's disease need far more information or support than is available to them. However, Lisa Gwyther, M.S.W....

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