Fisher Center Scientists Identify Protective Molecule That Could Lead to New Class of Alzheimer’s Medications | Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

New York, New York 8/19/2015 – Today, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is proud to announce they have funded a significant new finding through research conducted by Fisher Center scientists at The Rockefeller University in an effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Scientists find electrical brain stimulation improves memory

Intranasal Insulin Could Treat Alzheimer’s Related Memory Loss | Neuroscience News

Researchers at the UW Medicine, Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound and Saint Louis University have made a promising discovery that insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain with lasting results in improving memory.

Brain Cells from Skin Cells

And I figured it would be some time in our future before we are able to replace brain cells; that’s one of those ideas of science fiction. Right? Scientific knowledge is expanding at an astonishing rate, but, still, I won’t see brain cell replacement in my lifetime. Will I? As it turns out, I may have been very wrong about the time frame. Two different teams of scientists in China have successfully grown brain cells from skin cells. 

Alzheimer’s Enigma

A fairly amazing animated video from CSIRO which illustrates how amyloid plaques accumulate in the brain. There seems to be some disagreement as to the role of plaque in the development of Alzheimer’s, but there is no question that there is a connection.

Alzheimer’s Cafe

What a wonderful idea this is!!!  An Alzheimer’s Cafe. It’ like an extension to or a smaller version of Hogewey Dementia Village. We all like to hang out with others who share our interests and who are “like us”. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Cafes have been around a while, especially in Europe, as the video indicates; but the more I think about this, the more I excited I get about it.

Understanding Alzheimer's | What is Alzheimer's Disease, a video

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Each person who has Alzheimer’s is different. Each responds differently to drugs. Each has different interests and enjoys doing different things. But the Alzheimer’s brain goes through very similar changes in everyone affected, and the trick to understanding Alzheimer’s is knowing how those changes progress.

Is Alzheimer’s an Autoimmune Disease?

There is a decades long debate about the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. The proteins known as plaques and tangles are the hallmarks of the disease, but recent evidence supports earlier suspicions that an inflammatory response in the brain may be partly responsible for Alzheimer’s. So, is Alzheimer’s an autoimmune disease?

Bread Head Documentary

Honesty and Alzheimer's: telling the truth is not always the best policy.

Honesty and Alzheimer’s: Is a lie always a lie?

Honesty is the best policy. This adage is true for so many reasons and on so many levels, but can mixing honesty and Alzheimer’s sometimes make a bad situation worse?

Can Turmeric Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

We have evidence that turmeric can protect us against Alzheimer’s and certain other brain disorders.