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Film Review: “Monster in the Mind” By Jean Carper

Eighty-year-old Jean Carper sets about debunking myths about Alzheimer's Disease

“Monster in the Mind” is a fascinating account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, from its discovery in the early 20th century to the epidemic we’re facing today. It’s also a step-by-step debunking of the doomsday myths that have built … Continue reading

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Cannabinoids May Remove Plaque in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the Salk Institute report promising results

Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, have found that cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in marijuana, can facilitate the removal of beta amyloid from nerve cells. Beta amyloid is one of the main components … Continue reading

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U.K. Man Checks Items Off Wife’s Bucket List to Raise Awareness for Early-onset Alzheimer’s

Steve Boryszczuk honors his wife's memory by traveling the world, as they had planned to before she died

Steve Boryszczuk has spent the past few years raising awareness for early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and simultaneously honoring his wife, who passed away from the disease when she was just 43. He’s done this by checking items off of her personal … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Other Substances Found to Increase Enzyme That May Combat Dementia

Twenty-four compounds were shown to increase the NMNAT2 enzyme in mice brains

A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports found that 24 compounds, including caffeine, could increase production of an enzyme in the brain that’s been shown to combat dementia. The enzyme, NMNAT2, was discovered last year by a team … Continue reading

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