Scientists suggest new pathway causing cell death in dementia
September 26, 2007
Scientists have discovered a link between a mutated gene and a protein found in dead brain cells of people who suffer from a form of dementia and other neurological disorders. The finding, reported in the Sept. 26, 2007, issue of the Journal of...
The National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease: A genetic researcher's 'savings and loan'
September 1, 2007
You might think of the National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD) as a savings and loan association for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) researchers. Its assets are human cell lines and DNA samples, plus a database containing...
Study sheds new light on intimate lives of older Americans
August 22, 2007
A majority of older Americans are sexually active and view intimacy as an important part of life, despite a high rate of "bothersome" sexual problems, according to a new report in the Aug. 23, 2007, issue of The New England Journal of...
New NIA online publication features Health and Retirement Study
August 2, 2007
A comprehensive new publication, Growing Older in America: The Health & Retirement Study, is now available online from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This compendium offers a view of older...
NIHSeniorHealth offers tips on how to talk with your doctor
July 26, 2007
How do you talk about a sensitive subject with your doctor? What if you forget to ask an important question? What if you feel rushed during your visit? How can you get the most out of your visit with your health care provider? Being able to...
New NIH-supported study characterizes social networks of family, friends influencing obesity
July 25, 2007
People wondering about excessive weight gain might look to their relationships with family and friends for one clue, suggests new research reported July 26, 2007, in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study showed that obesity spreads within...
Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia
June 13, 2007
Few older people die with brains untouched by a pathological process, however, an individual’s likelihood of having clinical signs of dementia increases with the number of different disease processes present in the brain, according to a new...
Early results from Alzheimer's neuroimaging biomarker project show promise for faster study of therapies
June 10, 2007
Alzheimer’s disease researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials, according to early results from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a public-private research partnership...
Legal and financial planning for the AD patient: How the health care team can help
June 1, 2007
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) all too often finds the patient and caregiver unprepared to deal with the important legal and financial decisions that eventually will need to be addressed. Indeed, many people have not taken time to...
Early results from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
June 1, 2007
Researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials, according to early results from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a public-private research partnership organized by the National...