Monday, January 22, 2007

Alzheimer's Vaccine Patch Works in Mice

"The Alzheimer's vaccine being tested works by triggering the immune system to recognize and attack Ab -- a protein that abnormally builds up in the brains of Alzheimer's patients."

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Alzheimer's Vaccine Patch Works in Mice

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Alzheimer's: Understand and control wandering

Read this article in its entirety Alzheimer's: Understand and control wandering.

"One of the questions I am most frequently asked is if I am worried that my mother might wander away from me and get lost. Wandering is one of the more widely known behaviors of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This article from the Mayo Clinic explains this behavior and some of the likely causes and remedies."

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Gene Linked to Alzheimer's

"It fits into what we believe is the main mechanism of Alzheimer's already," Gandy said. "This reinforces the idea that we're on the right track with therapies already in the pipeline, while also suggesting a totally new strategy that could be used to target entirely new classes of drugs."

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Alzheimer’s Reading Room

Everything Alzheimer's Disease. This weblog is for Alzheimer's CareGivers, those touched by Alzheimer's, and those interested in learning more about Alzheimer's disease. The content on this weblog is wide ranging and includes: research, definitions, education, important articles, clinical trials, and content from other CareGiver Weblogs.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Decoding Alzheimer's: After a century, promising treatments at last—and whispers of a cure

This is a fascinating article that discusses treatments for Alzheimer’s disease that are on the near term horizon.

"After a century, promising treatments at last—and whispers of a cure"

Read this article in its entirety at The Alzheimer’s Reading Room