Aphasia
Aphasia (/əˈfeɪʒə/, /əˈfeɪziə/ or /eɪˈfeɪziə/; from Greek a- ("without") + phásis (φάσις, "speech")) is the name given to a collection of language disorders caused by damage to the brain. The word ap...
Here's How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimer's as Nothing Else Can
During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer's out of your brain.
Researchers Discover the Moment Alzheimer's disease Is Triggered
Researchers discover the moment Alzheimer's disease is triggered.
Clearing toxins from brain a great boost for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's treatment.
#BREAKING: New chemicals that clear toxic proteins from brain cells have been identified. A great boost for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's treatment.
UF researchers find that 'peanut butter' test can help diagnose Alzheimer's disease
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer's disease, University of Florida Heal...
Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
Ultrasound Treatment Could Help Restore Memory Of Alzheimer's Patients
A non-invasive scanning ultrasound can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to a discovery by researchers at the University of Queensland. The new...
Biogen experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise in human trials
An experimental drug shattered and removed toxic plaque in the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, researchers found.
Menstrual Pain Reliever Drug Mefenamic Acid Shows Promise As Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effe...
Alzheimer’s Disease: Period Pain Drug Cures Symptoms In Mice, New Research Shows
Mefenamic acid, a drug commonly used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown to reverse symptoms of the disease in mice, according to a new research.
A Simple Eye Test Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
The research was done in mice and has not yet been tested in humans.
Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells
With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treatmen...
A Texan went to the hospital for surgery. She woke up with a startling British accent
Foreign Accent Syndrome is extremely rare, with just about 100 documented cases since it was first described in 1907.
New Imaging Technique May Find Real Alzheimer's Culprit
PET scans that highlight the tangle-causing protein tau may better predict memory loss of Alzheimer's than older methods, researchers say.
“Lost” Memories Can Be Found | MIT News
In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, patients are often unable to remember recent experiences. However, a new study from MIT suggests that those memories are still stored in the brain — they ju...
Blueberries Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s
The blueberry, already labeled a ‘super fruit’ for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, also could be another weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease. New researc...
Brain Scans Show Alzheimer's Emerging
For the first time, scientists have found a tool that could track the beginnings of Alzheimer's in the brain
Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute
The Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute, an affiliate of the National Alzheimer's Association in Chicago, Illinois, is an initiative founded by former United States President Ronald Reagan and ...
Here's How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimer's as Nothing Else Can
During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer's out of your brain.
The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care
The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to knowledge dissemination and education that focuses on improving the quality of lives of seniors living with dementia...
Logorrhea (psychology)
In psychology, logorrhea or logorrhoea (from Ancient Greek λόγος logos and ῥέω rheo "to flow") is a communication disorder, expressed by excessive wordiness with minor or sometimes incoherent talkativ...
Tangential speech
Tangential speech is a communication disorder in which the train of thought of the speaker wanders and shows a lack of focus, never returning to the initial topic of the conversation. It is less sever...
APH-1
APH-1 (anterior pharynx-defective 1) is a protein gene product originally identified in the Notch signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans as a regulator of the cell-surface localization of nicastr...
A Texan went to the hospital for surgery. She woke up with a startling British accent
Foreign Accent Syndrome is extremely rare, with just about 100 documented cases since it was first described in 1907.
Progressive nonfluent aphasia
Progressive nonfluent aphasia is one of three clinical syndromes associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration. The major symptom is progressive difficulties with the production of speech.
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Pure alexia
Pure alexia, also known as agnosic alexia or alexia without agraphia or pure word blindness, is one form of alexia which makes up "the peripheral dyslexia" group. Individuals who have pure alexia suff...
Mild cognitive impairment
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI, also known as incipient dementia, or isolated memory impairment) is a brain function syndrome involving the onset and evolution of cognitive impairments beyond those ex...
Memory and aging
One of the key concerns of older adults is the experience of memory loss, especially as it is one of the hallmark symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. However, memory loss is qualitatively different in no...
Boston Naming Test
The Boston Naming Test (BNT), introduced in 1983 by Drs. Edith Kaplan, Harold Goodglass and Sandra Weintraub, is a widely used neuropsychological assessment tool to measure confrontational word retrie...
Adrenergic beta-agonist
Beta-adrenergic agonists or Beta-agonists are medications that relax muscles of the airways, which widens the airways and results in easier breathing. They are a class of sympathomimetic agents which ...
Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimers Patients
Shinozuka has invented a pressure sensor that when worn on the bottom of the foot or with a sock detects an increase in pressure and wirelessly sends an alert to a caregiver's smartphone. Not only did...