October 28, 2016

Today's Top Alzheimer's News


An October Religion News Service post announced that “Faith United Against Alzheimer’s – an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition mobilizing the faith community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease – today announced that The Balm In Gilead has joined the Coalition, bringing decades of experience working with African American churches in the United States to tackle urgent health challenges.” Read the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s press release here


An October 27, 2016 The Washington Post article reported on the financial impact of early onset dementia. According to the article, “Dementia can manifest itself in unpaid bills, giving away money needed for living expenses to charities or to the phone and Internet scams or other poor financial decisions. One financial planner said he walked in to find a client with dementia sitting at his computer day-trading stocks. Dementia can hurt retirement finances by knocking people out of the workplace early. Instead of continuing to work until 70, which would have increased his Social Security payments, McClatchey qualified for Social Security disability at age 61, losing not just the income he would have earned from working longer but also increased benefits.”

An October 27, 2016 Alzheimer’s News Today article reported that “Tau, a protein already linked to Alzheimer’s disease, can be traced in greater concentrations in the blood plasma levels of under-age children with early onset psychosis (EOP), according to a recent study.”

An October 27, 2016 Science Daily article reported on a possible link between radiation and Alzheimer’s. According to the article, “In a new study, he and an international consortia involving colleagues from Italy, Japan, Germany and Denmark show that low doses of ionizing radiation induce molecular changes in the brain that resemble the pathologies of Alzheimer's. The study has been published in Oncotarget. Co-authors are from Institute of Radiation Biology/Institute of Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health and Institute for Environmental Sciences in Japan.”