Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals
Is art therapy the answer for dementia? At NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, a retirement community and assisted living facility, residents participate in an art therapy class for Alzheimer’s patients.
Deep brain stimulation, which is already used in some parts of the world to treat neurological conditions, can increase brain cell growth when electrical impulses are sent to the front part of the brain, according to the scientists.
Dizziness, confusion, and severe headache are possible signs of a stroke -- and they can occur suddenly. This eMedTV Web page describes these and other signs, and stresses the importance of seeking medical attention immediately when they appear.
New Push For Early Testing, Treatment for Dementia
With no cure and little in the way of treatment, experts have long debated the value of screening for dementia. But newer research suggests that the benefits of routine testing in older patients may outweigh any potential harm.