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#Alzheimer's Disease

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Drug tests make Alzheimer's treatment 'a real possibility'
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Drug tests make Alzheimer's treatment 'a real possibility'

Oct 10th 2013, 10:20 AM 5,016 Views 15 Comments

The drug is still at an experimental stage but lab tests on mice show it blocks disruption of the brain’s defence system, something that boosts neurodegenerative disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 7 October, 2013

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend
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Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

Oct 7th 2013, 8:58 AM 4,953 Views 7 Comments

The family hopes to set up a foundation in her name to help fund services for missing people and their families.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 23 August, 2013

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease
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# Memory Loss

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:56 AM 10,694 Views 39 Comments

A UCLA study shows that elevated levels of iron can damage brain tissue, contributing to the cause of the disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 26 November, 2012

Smoking 'rots' brain - study
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# Smoking

Smoking 'rots' brain - study

Nov 26th 2012, 10:50 AM 7,546 Views 24 Comments

Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial
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# Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Sep 13th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,739 Views 22 Comments

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# alzheimers-disease - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Comedian and former Family Fortunes host Max Bygraves dead at 89
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# RIP

Comedian and former Family Fortunes host Max Bygraves dead at 89

Sep 1st 2012, 5:08 PM 4,131 Views 10 Comments

The popular British variety performer died peacefully in his sleep at his home in eastern Australia, according to his agent.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 27 August, 2012

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey
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# Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey

Aug 27th 2012, 12:22 PM 3,092 Views 6 Comments

A lack of clear legal and financial arrangements for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increasing stress and puts a strain on family relationships, a new survey indicates.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials
# Alzheimer's Disease
# Alzheimer's Disease

Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials

Aug 7th 2012, 4:13 PM 5,727 Views 14 Comments

Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Rare gene mutation might defend against Alzheimer's disease
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# Alzheimers

Rare gene mutation might defend against Alzheimer's disease

Jul 12th 2012, 9:58 AM 3,428 Views 9 Comments

Results from a series of studies into the disease are due to be published this month – with one purporting to have uncovered a gene mutation that stops plaque from forming around the brain.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 23 April, 2012

Alzheimer's patient beaten by carer at UK nursing home
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# Carer Abuse

Alzheimer's patient beaten by carer at UK nursing home

Apr 23rd 2012, 3:00 PM 6,597 Views 51 Comments

A programme on BBC television tonight will highlight the abuse of an elderly patient at a care home in London last year.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Funeral of Florence Noonan takes place today
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# Funeral

Funeral of Florence Noonan takes place today

Feb 26th 2012, 12:22 PM 4,025 Views 23 Comments

The wife of Finance Minister Michael Noonan passed away this week.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 24 February, 2012

Michael Noonan's wife Florence dies aged 68
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# Alzheimer's Disease

Michael Noonan's wife Florence dies aged 68

Feb 24th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,328 Views 41 Comments

Condolences have been expressed by the Taoiseach on the passing of the Finance Minister’s wife.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Turmeric can reduce Alzheimer risk, says new research
# Health
# Health

Turmeric can reduce Alzheimer risk, says new research

Feb 16th 2012, 12:40 PM 3,833 Views 11 Comments

Flies fed curcumin lived 75 per cent longer than those not fed the chemical.

# alzheimers-disease - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Brain power begins to decline from age 45 - study
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# Brain Power

Brain power begins to decline from age 45 - study

Jan 7th 2012, 2:14 PM 3,289 Views 23 Comments

Scientists researching the nature of dementia say that mental dexterity could begin to decline as early as 45 years of age – not 60 as previously thought.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 18 July, 2011

Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'
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# Dementia

Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'

Jul 18th 2011, 9:08 AM 1,260 Views 2 Comments

Research claims that drugs like paracetamol reduces agitation in patients – and could be substitute for antipsychotic meds.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible
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# Health

Early test for Alzheimer's may be possible

Dec 23rd 2010, 10:55 AM 423 Views 0 Comments

A new early test for Alzheimer’s could prove “pivotal” in the detection and treatment of the disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study
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# Health

High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study

Oct 19th 2010, 4:17 PM 316 Views 0 Comments

The vitamin could halve the rate of brain shrinkage in older people.