Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Carol Bradley Bursack's Posts

Caffeine May Prevent Alzheimer’s by Halting Tau Protein Growth

Several studies have shown that coffee offers protective benefits to our health with its high antioxidant rating. Now, another study has shored up the evidence that our morning cup of coffee is not just another beverage. Coffee may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s.   The study was jointly led by Dr. Christa E. Müller of the... Read moreChevron

Researchers Create Alzheimer’s Cells in Lab

The failure rate for clinical trials to test treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease is high. One reason for this high rate of failure may be that potential drugs are derived from research in nonhuman models. The good news is that Harvard stem cell scientist Tracy Young-Pearse and her team have succeeded in... Read moreChevron

Pilot Program Gives Medicare Hospice Patients More Options

When patients enter hospice care, they must be certified as terminally ill with six months or less to live. Hospice provides palliative care, otherwise known as comfort care. They focus on helping the patient enjoy the maximum quality of life possible under the circumstances. Palliative care is not meant to cure any disease. Recently, the... Read moreChevron

6 New Discoveries in Alzheimer’s Research

There are countless studies being conducted in the rush to find a way to better understand and prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease. Even though 2014 is still young, the results of six studies have made headlines in the Alzheimer’s world so far this year. While these studies don’t provide any definitive answers to the... Read moreChevron

Alzheimer's Affects Genders Differently For Several Reasons

While it’s been known for years that statistically more women than men develop Alzheimer’s disease, the reason was thought to be that, as a group, women have a longer life expectancy than men. Since age is the largest risk factor for Alzheimer’s, it would be expected that more women than men would live to develop the disease as... Read moreChevron