Keyword: Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease - This is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that is the cause of 60-70% of all cases of dementia. The symptoms are wide-ranging, usually starting with short-term memory problems. As the disease progresses it can encompass language issues, disorientation, mood swings, loss of motivation, behavioural issues and eventually, the loss of bodily functions. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is poorly understood, although there is support for a genetic component as well as head injuries, depression, hypertension, obesity and type 2 diabetes as contributing risk factors. Currently it is untreatable.

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Summaries tagged with 'Alzheimer's disease': about 4 results

Can self-efficacy training improve memory and functional activation in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment? A proof-of-concept intervention study
Project Summary - Dementia is one of the most pressing health care issues of the 21st century. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a well-recognized risk factor for dementia. MCI is defined as...

PET and MRI measurements of neuroinflammation and brain plasticity after a stroke
Project Summary - Prolonged inflammation of brain tissue can result in degeneration and dysfunction of white matter (the tissue that allows messages to pass between neurons in grey matter)...

Genetic manipulation of lactate metabolism to regulate memory and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
Project Summary - Neurons have very high-energy needs as they transmit signals in the brain. It has long been accepted that glucose fuels the brain via a process called...

Integrating behavioural, imaging and transcriptional profiling to discover the impact of midlife stress in Alzheimer's disease
Project Summary - In Canada, one in 13 people between 65 and 74 are affected by Alzheimer's disease. By the time we reach the age of 85, that has risen to one in four...

News articles tagged with 'Alzheimer's disease': about 12 results

BrainsCAN - BrainsCAN survey uncovers new insights into the quality of life of dementia care partners

BrainsCAN - Amnesia and memory processing: Q&A with Dr. Stefan Köhler

BrainsCAN - Supporting care partners and those with dementia in the workplace

BrainsCAN - BrainsCAN partnership aims to showcase impact of dementia support

BrainsCAN - BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associates receive CIHR Fellowships

BrainsCAN - Funding announced for fifth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program

BrainsCAN - The science behind déjà vu and other surprising brain discoveries

Western Q&A with Dr. Jane Rylett: Researching Alzheimer’s Disease

Western News - Neuroscience grants promote teamwork

BrainsCAN - Q&A with Dr. Jane Rylett: Researching Alzheimer’s Disease

CTV - A recent BrainsCAN study at Western could change medical treatments for those living with Alzheimer’s

BrainsCAN - Shining a Spotlight on Alzheimer’s research for World Alzheimer’s Day