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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. It was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.[1] Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age,[2] although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million people worldwide with AD. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.[3] The cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease are not well understood. Because AD cannot be cured and is degenerative, the person increasingly relies on others for assistance. Characteristics Stages of Alzheimer's Disease The disease course is divided into four stages, with progressive patterns of cognitive and functional impairments. Pre-dementia Early Moderate Advanced Cause Genetics Tau hypothesis

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, also known as BDNF, is a secreted protein[2] that, in humans, is encoded by the BDNF gene.[3][4] BDNF is a member of the "neurotrophin" family of growth factors, which are related to the canonical "nerve growth factor", NGF. Neurotrophic factors are found in the brain and the periphery. Function[edit]

Alzheimer's Disease (Alzheimer's) Gus Alva (Medical Director, ATP Clinical Research) gives expert video advice on: What is "Alzheimer's disease"?; How can I identify the first stage of Alzheimer's disease?; What happens to the brain of an Alzheimer's patient? 8 Steps To Continuous Self-Motivation Many of us find ourselves in motivational slumps that we have to work to get out of. Sometimes it’s like a continuous cycle where we are motivated for a period of time, fall out and then have to build things back up again. A good way to be continuously self-motivated is to implement something like these 8 steps from Ian McKenzie.

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Like a prion, Alzheimer's protein seeds itself in the brain The Alzheimer’s-related protein amyloid-beta is an infectious instigator in the brain, gradually contorting its harmless brethren into dangerous versions, new evidence suggests. The study adds to the argument that A-beta is a prion, a misfolded protein that behaves like the contagious culprits behind Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in people, scrapie in sheep and mad cow disease. In human cells grown in a dish, amyloid-beta (red) moves from a nerve cell with many A-beta molecules (right) to an unaffected cell (green, left) via a cell-to-cell connection. Sangeeta Nath Amyloid-beta taken from the brain of one mouse was injected into a second mouse brain (shown); 300 days later, the protein had spread throughout and formed deposits (dark spots). J.

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2014-07 Cut Alzheimer's risk by walking for 20 minutes 3 times a week Scientists say inactivity is most important lifestyle factor for Alzheimer'sBelieved exercise keeps blood flowing to brain reducing build-up of plaqueJust 20 minutes of physical activity three times a week could cut riskSimply getting off bus one stop early and walking home could help By Sophie Borland Published: 23:01 GMT, 13 July 2014 | Updated: 11:29 GMT, 14 July 2014 Cambridge scientists say that taking as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times a week may be enough to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Taking 20 minutes of exercise three times a week could drastically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, research shows.

Alzheimer's Disease - Wikiwel : online digital library Resource for natural healing, home remedies in a wiki place. From Wikiwel : online digital library Resource for natural healing, home remedies in a wiki place. See also : Symptoms and causes heimer's Association - What is Alzheimer's Alzheimer's and dementia basics Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Learn more: What We Know Today and Understanding Dementia.

Meditation Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit[1] or as an end in itself.[2] The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports) that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration[4] single-pointed analysis,[5] meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.

Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools.com - StumbleUpon © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. Firstly you'll learn the memory techniques themselves. Is it Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia? Distinguishing between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia Key Points More than 50 conditions can cause or mimic the symptoms of dementia. Act As Per Your Strength Strength is one of the most important components to be considered while creating a plan. Anyone, who is well aware about his strength and weaknesses; and of his opponent (or friend) is very likely to win (or at least survive) in almost every situation. It will be best in your interest, neither to underestimate nor to overestimate own strength or of others. * It is extremely important that we accept reality and act accordingly. The simple truth is that a stronger man/organization can subdues the weaker one.

Scientists discover previously unknown cleaning system in brain Public release date: 15-Aug-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Tom Rickeytom_rickey@urmc.rochester.edu 585-275-7954University of Rochester Medical Center

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