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CurePSP Nonprofit Focuses on Neurodegenerative Conditions, Including Alzheimer’s Disease

CurePSP is a Maryland-based nonprofit organization that focuses on neurodegenerative diseases that strike when people are in their 50s to 70s, including Alzheimer’s disease. PSP stands for progressive supranuclear palsy, which is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts movement, walking, speech, balance, mood, vision, behavior, and cognition. Like Alzheimer’s, PSP is characterized by…

Exercise Boosts the Brain In Alzheimer’s Patients, According to Research

It is widely accepted that exercise is good for your health, but can it even increase brain cells? That is the conclusion from several new reports published in the first issue of the journal Brain Plasticity. Overall, the publications presented several pieces of compelling evidence revealing that exercise benefits the brain,…

Alzheimer’s-Linked Protein Seems to Respond to Exercise

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, both physically and mentally. Now, a new study suggests that physical activity may not only boost brainpower, it might even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from St. Louis, Missouri, studied mice with an experimental form of Alzheimer’s disease and found that those mice doing the…

Alzheimer Studies Faulted for Waste, Ineffective Outcomes

Sometimes more is not necessarily better. This may especially be true of Alzheimer’s disease clinical studies, too many of which have been tried and failed, leading top scientists to question their design and execution. Better planning in the application of more promising approaches might make more sense — and improve a…

Donepezil Could Delay Alzheimer’s Patients Move into Nursing Home

U.K. researchers, headed by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, have found that donepezil administered during the later stages of Alzheimer’s might temporarily decrease the likelihood that someone will need to move into a nursing home. The study report, entitled “Nursing home placement in the Donepezil and…

Alzheimer’s May Progress Through Spread of a Brain Tau Protein

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have published a new study describing how neurofibrillary tangles — one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease — develop. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a progressive degeneration of specific brain regions, starting with those areas involved in memory. Two proteins are found at…

Researchers Find Novel Drug Promising For Alzheimer’s Disease

New research presented during the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, focused on the effects of IRL-1620 in a rat model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The compound, which acts on the endothelin B (ETB) receptor, reduced learning and memory deficits and oxidative stress in the animals, showing potential as an AD…