Angiotensin-converting enzyme, better known as a blood pressure lowering ACE inhibitor, is a naturally occurring protein found in tissues throughout the body. ACE inhibitors widen blood vessels by limiting activity of the AC enzyme. Recently, Cedars-Sinai scientists discovered that they could enhance immune response and attack beta-amyloid plaque... Read more
Fear and anxiety are two disturbing symptoms exhibited by many people with Alzheimer’s disease. These symptoms are completely understandable, considering the fact that people with dementia are often confused about their surroundings. Confusion that won’t go away leads to fear and fearful people tend to be anxious. This need to... Read more
We can’t truly understand what others go through unless we have been in their shoes. Fortunately for caregivers, the inventive Virtual Dementia Tour Program comes as close as anything can to helping caregivers – whether medical people, social workers or family members – understand what their patients or loved ones with... Read more
A recent study at the University of California, Davis found a distinct correlation between the development of amyloid plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease and serum cholesterol levels.
According to Bruce Reed, lead study author and associate director of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, “The relationship... Read more
Are there drugs already on the market that may prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease? Some scientists think so. The latest study, reported on by Alzheimer’s and Dementia Weekly, showed that the cancer drug Carmustine cuts Alzheimer’s plaque by 75 percent in mice. Carmustine is a drug that is used to treat some forms of brain... Read more