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Pope Francis slams 'abuse' of Alzheimer's sufferers, carers

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Sufferers 'are often victims of violence, mistreatment and abuse that crushes their dignity,' says the Pope in a message to mark World Alzheimer's Day on September 21

Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018 .  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

Alzheimer's disease: Have we got the cause all wrong?

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

At a recent Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference, there was near universal agreement that it’s time to separate the concept of Alzheimer’s disease from the menace of dementia

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The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Despite decades of research and hundreds of millions of dollars, the precise cause of the neurodegenerative disease – which leaves victims suffering from memory loss, disorientation and behavioural problems – remains poorly understood

Study shows air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The medical journal BMJ Open publishes a study which says chemicals cast off by tailpipe pollution are associated with an increased risk of dementia

SMOG. File photo shows students wearing face masks walking across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 24, 2015. Photo by AFP

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia – study

Aug 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The research also finds that – among moderate drinkers – wine consumption correlated with a lower risk of dementia than beer or spirits, such as whiskey, gin or vodka

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia – study

May 17, 2018 - 1:58 PM

While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it 'does not slow cognitive impairment,' researchers report in The BMJ medical journal

Bill Gates giving $50M for Alzheimer's research

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

'We've seen scientific innovation turn once-guaranteed killers like HIV into chronic illnesses that can be held in check with medication. I believe we can do the same (or better) with Alzheimer's,' says Gates

GATES. This file photo taken on October 26, 2016 shows US philanthropist Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaking at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2016 in central London. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Alzheimer's stemmed but not stopped, say experts

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:31 AM

In rich countries at least recent data suggests the rate of new cases has slowed or even reversed – a tantalizing hint that quality of life improvements may protect against dementia

Pemeran Willy Wonka, Gene Wilder, tutup usia

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:29 PM

Gene meninggal dunia akibat komplikasi penyakit alzheimer yang dideritanya

Gene Wilder, pemeran Willy Wonka, meninggal dunia di usia 83 tahun akibat komplikasi penyakit alzheimer yang dideritanya. Foto oleh: Yetta Tondang/AFP

Loss of Y chromosome linked to Alzheimer's disease – study

May 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Researchers say [loss of Y] may serve as a predictive biomarker for a wider range of health problems

Alzheimer's 'lost' memories may be recoverable – study

Mar 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Research on mice suggests that stimulating specific areas of the brain could lead to memories being recalled

Nestle teams up with Swiss pharma firm to develop Alzheimer's test

Sep 23, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The sample could potentially show traces of neurofibrillary tangles of which the chief component is a protein called Tau Tau tangles are one of the major indicators of Alzheimer s disease

ALZHEIMER'S. Brain disease dementia problems with loss of memory function for Alzheimer's as a medical health care icon of neurology and mental illness as a pencil erasing neuron cells from the human anatomy. Image courtesy Shutterstock

Lifestyle choices cut Alzheimer toll - study

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:05 PM

The study looked at seven risk factors associated with the disease

Scientists closer to blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer s Disease

TESTING. Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. File photo from Agence France-Presse

UK's Cameron launches world's biggest dementia study

Jun 20, 2014 - 11:57 AM

The new study will collect the medical and lifestyle data of two million volunteers in Britain aged over 50 using cognitive studies brain imaging and genetics to shed light on causes and possible treatments for dementia

HEALTH ISSUE. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the G8 Dementia Summit in central London on December 11, 2013. Stefan Rousseau/Pool/AFP

Coming soon: a brain implant to restore memory

May 01, 2014 - 5:39 PM

According to experts to restore a human s specific memory scientists would have to know the precise pattern for that memory

IMPLANT. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is forging ahead with a four-year plan to build a sophisticated memory stimulator.

Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The gene therapy study is hoped to lead to the development of new drugs to treat the incurable disease

Blood test can predict Alzheimer's: study

Mar 10, 2014 - 4:27 PM

The blood test can tell with 90 accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer s disease within 3 years

BLOOD TEST. A new blood test is 90% accurate in determining whether someone will develop Alzheimer's in the next 3 years.

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software

'Purpose' could save our brains

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Would having a purpose in your life prevent you from literally losing your brain cells to Alzheimer’s disease as you age?

Oscar-winning Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz dead at 92

Jan 05, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Zaentz produced award winning films One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Amadeus and The English Patient

SAUL ZAENTZ. The veteran film producer at the 69th Annual Academy Awards in 1997. Photo by AFP/FILES/Vince Bucci

Lab mice breakthrough offers Alzheimer's hope

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:48 PM

The discovery is boosting hopes in the fight against Alzheimer s Parkinson s and other neurodegenerative diseases

[Science Solitaire] The suspect gene behind 'senior moments'

Sep 06, 2013 - 7:45 AM

What is it about age that gets us stuck when trying to recall a name a location?

Life and Style wRap: Textbook porn to Berlin Wall

Jul 13, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Smut in school books Berlin Wall art and fried eggs make the news

ART AND BARRIERS. Panorama photographs of the world's tensest borders and barriers are on display on the Berlin Wall. Photo from

Scientists cast doubt on Alzheimer's 'cure'

May 26, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Four separate teams of scientists have said they were unable to replicate a highly publicized study that last year touted a cancer drug s success against Alzheimer s disease in mice

New treatment for Alzheimer’s to be tested in PH

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:42 AM

A new medical device promises to stop the progression of Alzheimer s disease What s more it will be launched in the Philippines

ROBOT OF MOLECULES. Betaclear, a medical device based on nanomolecular science, promises to stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease

When the one you love has Alzheimer's

Feb 09, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Alzheimer’s Disease is the 4th most common cause of death According to the World Health Organization the prevalence of AD has reached 18 million and is expected to double by 2025