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Cells from human umbilical cord blood improve cognition in Alzheimer’s disease model mice

Pretreated monocytes play a role in amyloid-? clearance, and may help confer positive effects for Alzheimer’s disease sufferers Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which affects an estimated 26 million people worldwide, is the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly and the leading cause of dementia. Predictions are that the number of AD cases will quadruple [...]

Routinely screen those older than 70 for brain health, world expert panel advises

Saint Louis University geriatrician and lead author says clinicians seek guidance in caring for older adults A panel of world experts in aging convened at Saint Louis University recommended that everyone 70 and older should have their memory and reasoning ability evaluated annually by a doctor or health care provider. This is the first time [...]

Alzheimer’s puts heavier economic burden on women

Women provide most of the informal unpaid care to family members with the disease and bear 6 times the cost compared to men, study out today says Women are not only at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) when compared to men; per capita, they also bear six times the cost of AD care [...]

Post-stroke protein linked with dementia: increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease following attack

A protein strongly linked with the increased risk of dementia in stroke patients could hold the key to developing an antibody. Healthcare scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University have identified a protein that is released in large amounts following a stroke and has a direct influence on neurodegeneration. It is known that patients who suffer a [...]

Cognitive impairment imaging: Neuraceq Phase III results published

Piramal Imaging has announced the publication of results from its pivotal Phase III trial of Neuraceq™ (florbetaben F18 injection), a radiopharmaceutical used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to estimate the density of neuritic beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other [...]