Alzheimer’s Disease

The latest news and research relating to Alzheimers disease from Clinically Psyched.

Maternal Link To Alzheimer’s Disease?

Maternal Link To Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research published in the March edition of Neurology reflects on growing evidence that Alzheimer’s disease could be inherited from a patient’s mother. The study found that test subjects with mothers who suffered from Alzheimer’s had twice as much grey matter shrinkage as subjects with fathers who suffered from Alzheimer’s and those with no family history of the disease.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Not As Effective In Slowing Alzheimer’s As Thought

Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Not As Effective In Slowing Alzheimer’s As Thought

New research suggests DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, does not appear to slow the progression of cognitive or functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

Link Between Heavy Smoking And Alzheimer’s Suggested

Link Between Heavy Smoking And Alzheimer’s Suggested

A new study released by Kaiser Permanente has linked heavy smoking during midlife to an increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Smokers who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day also had an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia. Vascular dementia occurs as a result of compromised blood flow to the brain.

New Vision For Reform For Treatment Of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new book by a prominent neuroscience professor and a science communications specialist sets out a new vision for reform for Alzheimer’s treatments and outlines preventative methods to delay onset.

Peridontal Gum Disease Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

Peridontal Gum Disease Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

New research from New York University College of Dentists provides fresh evidence that poor dental hygiene can increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. New evidence from NYUCD supports link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the […]