September 15, 2016

Today's Top Alzheimer's News


September 15, 2016 article reported that “Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is calling for an urgent plan for managing how new medicines are brought to patients, in a report that highlights several obstacles it fears could delay delivery of the next wave of dementia treatments.”

A September 14, 2016 article reported that “National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday an initiative intended to increase the safety of the game, specifically by preventing, diagnosing and treating head injuries.”

A September 14, 2016 Kansas City Star article reported on the link between exercise and brain health. According to the article, “The naysayers on the value of exercise should change their minds and become active before they forget why they frowned on working out in the first place…Studies also indicate that physically active people have lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related neurodegenerative disorders. The AARP notes that the hippocampus as we age shrinks, leading to trouble with memory and possibly dementia. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is central to memory.”

A September 14, 2016 Alzheimer’s News Today article reported that “Researchers at the  the Salk Institute, in California, have shown, in a mouse study, that increasing the levels of a specific protein in the brain leads to improvement of memory deficits associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”