Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Disrupted sleep could have role in Alzheimer's

BROKEN sleep may partly explain the memory loss associated with ageing, Alzheimer's and alcoholism, a study suggests.

Player blamed old-style football for Alzheimer's

FORMER Celtic footballer Billy McPhail, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, launched a legal case for disability benefits blaming contact with a leather football during his career for his condition.

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Scots scientists find link between sports head injuries and dementia

SCOTTISH scientists have identified widespread Alzheimer's disease-like pathology in approximately one third of long-term survivors of a single head injury.

Protein hope in Alzheimer's fight

Exercise increases levels of a brain molecule that may protect against Alzheimer's disease, research has shown.

Revolutionary drug may help prevent Alzheimer's

DEMENTIA sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists discovered a drug which could halt the debilitating symptoms.

Fast-track trials to hit Alzheimer's for six

A NEW research programme, using existing therapies for other conditions, could lead to powerful new treatments for Alzheimer's disease within ten years, it was claimed today.

Scots dementia figures rise

THE NUMBER of people living with dementia in Scotland is 10,000 higher than previously estimated, figures suggest.

Alzheimer's triggers found

Scientists looking for the genetic triggers that lead to Alzheimer's have identified five more, doubling the number linked with the disease.

Alzheimer's Society calls for screening of all over-75s to diagnose dementia

A LEADING dementia body has said that all over-75s should be screened for signs of dementia to ensure that they get the right treatment, care and support.

Drugs breakthrough for Alzheimer's patients

Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, sparking hopes that more effective treatment could be made available to sufferers.

Scientists create cells in Alzheimer's breakthrough

Brain cells that play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease have been created in the laboratory by scientists.

Being bilingual can 'protect against Alzheimer's'

BEING bilingual exercises the brain and protects against Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Green tea may protect against Alzheimer's

REGULARLY drinking green tea might protect the brain against Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, scientists have revealed.

Scans and spinal tests join anti-Alzheimer's armoury

EARLY signs of Alzheimer's can be detected in apparently healthy people with a combination of brain scans and spinal fluid testing, a study has shown.

Scots scientists hail new hope for Alzheimer's

Scottish scientists believe they have made an important breakthrough in understanding how Alzheimer's disease takes hold of the brain.

Dementia patients set to get own A&E ward

DEMENTIA patients in the Capital would be given their own section of A&E and assigned a personal "social worker" under new plans being considered.

Alzheimer's drugs to be given to mild sufferers

A U-TURN by treatment watchdogs is set to increase access to Alzheimer's drugs across the UK.

Actor Simon Callow's moving tribute to mother and her struggle with Alzheimer's

THE actor Simon Callow has spoken movingly about his mother's battle with Alzheimer's disease and her struggle to remember her past.

Big heads may cope better with having Alzheimer's

People with big heads may be protected if they develop Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.

Tackling dementia with football memories

A PROJECT which uses football to stimulate the minds of dementia sufferers could be extended abroad after producing "startling" results at home, a British university said yesterday.

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