Thursday, October 27, 2016

Christine Kennard's Posts

About Alzheimer’s: My Most Searched For Articles

In one form or another I’ve been writing about Alzheimer’s and caregiving for over a decade. Like many other advocates I’ve tackled issues that are newsworthy, sometimes uncomfortable, and sometimes driven by questions I’ve been asked. As a writer it’s nice to pick and choose what I think you might like to read but... Read moreChevron

What Country is the Best Place for Older People to Live?

According to Global AgeWatch 2015,Switzerland is the best place to live if you are older. Representing about 901 million people and the information measures their lives over four key areas: health, employment, education and their enabling environment.


By 2030 it is estimated that there will be more people over 60 than under... Read moreChevron

Could Alzheimer’s Be Transmitted from Growth Hormone Injections?

Researchers from the University College London have found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease may be spread accidentally during medical and surgical procedures. In an article in Nature they published their findings on brain autopsy samples of eight cases that were examined who had received human growth hormone via... Read moreChevron

Mini Human Brain Developed for Dementia Research

One of the most vexing problems for researchers attempting to understand brain diseases is trying to understand the process within the human brain. In the case of Alzheimer’s access to the human brain is limited to autopsy. By then the disease has run its course and while lots is still being learned this way there are clear limitations on... Read moreChevron

Sleep Position May Influence Alzheimer's Risk

Our preferred sleeping position may have a bearing on our risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from Stony Brook University, suggest our most common side-sleeping (lateral) position is the most effective at removing waste from the brain. Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, appear to show that amyloid beta is... Read moreChevron