Oxidative stress and the damaging free radicals it produces is the byproduct of normal metabolic activities – breathing, digestion, fighting infection, and even strenuous exercise. Factors like environmental pollutants, smoking and drinking are major contributors too.
Over time, oxidative stress accelerates the aging... Read more
Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. (ET) for Care Connection, a FREE teleconference by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), designed for both family caregivers and professional caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. These teleconferences present guest... Read more
I'm a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s disease advocate. My husband George and I founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020.
Chicken Little was in the woods. A seed fell on his tail. Chicken Little said, "The sky is falling.” So he ran to tell the king and everyone in the kingdom.
That got me to thinking about looming research budget cuts caused by sequestration and pondering, is President Obama the Chicken Little of Sequestration? Maybe... Read more
We all have to deal with stress; it may be a result of a recent diagnosis or the challenge of deciding which treatment to take for bone loss, but you don’t have to let it rule your life and you can manage it with the proper tools.
Society and daily living presents us with stressors that we need to navigate, so try adding a few... Read more
Two new studies have identified a specific gene called TREM2 that seems to greatly increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and point to the role that inflammation may have in this disease.
The first study out of Iceland sequenced the genomes of 2,251 people who lived in that country. This team identified the TREM2 mutation as being... Read more