Alzheimer’s and the bees (yeah you read that right)

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Whether royal jelly has genuine health benefits for humans is a matter for more research, but in a study scientists have cracked one of the most enduring puzzles surrounding the milky gloop: the secret behind its queen-maker magic.

The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. Armed with the findings, scientists are now exploring potential new treatments for wounds and disorders such as muscle wastage and neurodegenerative disease.

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Alzheimer’s and HIV

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New research finds that an HIV enzyme plays a crucial role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by altering the APP gene. The findings warrant “immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease,” say the authors of the study.

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Will we ever find a cure?

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The New York Times has a great article today, read it in our link below.

“The field is desperate, and we all want something to work,” said Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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(our blog will be on a short break to celebrate the US Thanksgiving, back on Monday)

Benefits of a bracelet for people with dementia

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L.A. Found,  equips potential wanderers with trackable bracelets that, when activated by search crews, transmit a radio signal to handheld receivers placed in several Sheriff’s Department cruisers and helicopters. The battery-operated bracelets are available to anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or autism.

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Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease share common genetics in some patients

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Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by an international team of researchers led by scientists at UC San Francisco and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Alzheimer’s hits minorities earlier

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African-Americans have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (13.8 percent) among people ages 65 and older, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

That means African-Americans are about two times more likely than white Americans to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and Latinos are one-and-one-half times more likely. Because of population growth, Hispanic Americans will see the largest projected increase in cases.

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How language can impact Alzheimer’s trials

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According to interviews with doctors, government officials and pharmaceutical companies, few Alzheimer’s studies include medical interpreters to help patients complete the specialized neuropsychological testing component required.

One of the challenges is that clinicians and researchers have strongly cautioned against using interpreters to facilitate neuropsychological testing based on clinical experiences, observations and anecdotal evidence that they affect outcomes, according to a study published in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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Look me in the eyes

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Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer’s but have no symptoms show these telltale signs.

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Age is the greatest risk factor

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Caregivers say contributions toward research, like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ recent announcement that he will invest $100 million toward studies, are encouraging. But the in-the-moment practical support that Alzheimer’s New Jersey offers is key.

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