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Why Do Some People with Alzheimer’s Disease Die Without Cognitive Impairment, While Others Do?

A Third Protein Provides Clue Since the time of Dr. Alois Alzheimer himself, two proteins (beta-amyloid (Aβ) and tau) have become tantamount to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But a Mayo Clinic study challenges the perception that these are the only important proteins accounting for the clinical features of the devastating [...]

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7 Tips To Prevent Memory Loss: Mayo Clinic Radio

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and he'll comment on a news [...]

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Mayo Clinic Radio: 7 Tips To Prevent Memory Loss

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D.,Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and [...]

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COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

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Window for Treating Memory: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Clifford Jack outlines the findings of a study which identified a time-frame in which a treatment could be effective in treating the plaques thought to cause memory conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. To listen, click the link below. Window for Treating Memory [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Cataract Surgeries on the Rise as Boomers Age, Raising Access, Cost Issues

Study also finds people getting procedure at younger ages, more having both eyes repaired ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 9, 2013  — As baby boomers enter their retirement years, health care costs for complex and debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease are expected to soar. Not drawing as much attention is the likelihood of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study: Blood Biomarker Could Mark Severe Cognitive Decline, Quicker Progression Among Parkinson's Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 18, 2013 — A genetic mutation, known as GBA, that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease and severe cognitive impairment (in about 4 to 7 percent of all patients with the disease) also alters how specific lipids, ceramides and glucosylceramides are metabolized. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that Parkinson's patients who do not carry [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body's Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a new and more expanded approach to identifying drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources [...]

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Exercise Best Medicine to Prevent Alzheimer's

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Regular physical exercise is the most powerful tool available to prevent Alzheimer's disease and improve brain function in those who already have it, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Exercise remains the best preventive therapy even though researchers, doctors, and drug and biotech [...]

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., to Participate in Release of National Alzheimer's Plan at NIH

NOTE: REVISED COPY WHAT: Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., will participate in the release of an ambitious national plan to address Alzheimer's disease to attendees of the Alzheimer's Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Petersen is chair of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Mild Cognitive Impairment is Common, Affects Men Most

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers involved in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging reported today that more than 6 percent of Americans age 70 to 89 develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) every year. Also, the condition appears to affect men and those who only have a high school education more than [...]

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New Alzheimer's Disease Research

In this Medical Edge episode, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Caselli about new research into Alzheimer's Disease. To listen, click the link below. New Alzheimer's Research

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Exercise Your Brain To Prevent Memory Loss

A Mayo Clinic study found that engaging in cognitive activities like reading books, playing games or crafting in middle age or later life are associated with a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional state between normal aging and the earliest features of Alzheimer's [...]

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Caring for the Care Giver

They're often overlooked after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Caselli discusses care givers. To listen, click the link below. Caring for the Caregiver

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Dr. Richard Caselli talks about how Alzheimer's Disease is diagnosed. To listen, click the link below. Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

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Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies May Help Diagnose Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Diffusion tensor MR imaging (DTI) provides information on the tissue microstructure in the brain. The data generated by this imaging technology may be helpful in differentiating between various forms of dementias and cognitive impairment in the future. One study looked at the DTI characteristics of patients with dementia with Lewy [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimers Disease

A new Mayo Clinic study found that the clinical criteria for mild cognitive impairment is better at predicting who will develop Alzheimers disease than a single memory test. This is one more piece of information to aid in the identification and early treatment of individuals most likely to develop Alzheimers [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients

A Mayo Clinic study may help physicians differentially diagnose three common neurodegenerative disorders in the future. This study was presented at the Alzheimers Association International Conference on Alzheimers Disease in Vienna. In this study, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a framework for MRI-based differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimers disease [...]

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Alzheimer's Disease Impact

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Richard Caselli talks about the impact of Alzheimer's Disease . To listen, click the link below. Alzheimer's Disease Impact

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New Alzheimer's Research

How many times have you lost your car keys? Or forgotten someone's name? We all have memory loss. It's a normal part of aging. But researchers at Mayo Clinic found that if you carry a gene known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, your memory may decline faster than [...]

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