Navigation Links
Alzheimer's disease: The first prevention study of its kind
Date:9/21/2011

This press release is available in French.

Researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, in Montreal, Quebec, are about to launch the first epidemiological study on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

"As far as we know, this is the first study of its kind to be carried out anywhere in the world," states John Breitner, the study's lead investigator and Director of the new Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (StoP-Alzheimer). Dr John Breitner and Dr Judes Poirier, the Centre's Associate Director, will be recruiting 250 healthy adults aged 60 or over, who have (or had) a parent, brother or sister with Alzheimer's disease, in order to learn which methods are most effective at preventing this neurodegenerative condition.

Using a combined diagnostic approach of brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis, the researchers will observe their subjects' biomarkers for a period of ten years to find out which preventative agents can stop the disease from developing, long before symptoms appear. The preventative agents involvedfive in allhave already shown promising results in previous studies. They are anti-inflammatory medications, insulin, physical activity, the Mediterranean diet, and drugs stimulating the production of a protein connected to the apoE gene.

The future of Alzheimer's research

For more than a decade, research into the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, whether pharmacological or other, has not produced the desired results. To date, only some symptoms relating to cognitive decline or memory loss can be treated. Observations by scientists suggest that the focus should shift to prevention and that money should be invested in major studies into this aspect of the disease. "Alzheimer's is a public health crisis that could take on catastrophic proportions in the coming years. It is i
'/>"/>

Contact: Marie france Coutu
marie-france.coutu@douglas.mcgill.ca
514-835-3236
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Thyroid Disease: The Hidden Epidemic
2. Understanding causes of cancer and chronic disease: The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
3. Patients at high risk of recurrences of heart disease: Breakthrough in prevention
4. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation National Event Helping Women Manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Two Women Physician Experts and Researchers in IBD on Interactive Webcast/Teleconference
5. HIV/AIDS treatment curbs spread of disease: UBC-BC CfE study
6. Chronic Lyme disease: How often is it diagnosed and treated?
7. Parkinsons disease: Excess of special protein identified as key to symptoms and possible new target for treatment with widely used anti-cancer drug imatinib
8. Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study
9. Shorter Sleep in Men Ups Risk of Heart Disease: Study
10. Destined for disease: Breast cancer mutation regulates cell fate
11. DMP for coronary heart disease: Current guidelines indicate some need for revision
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics ... that values anxiety-free dental care for children, while maintaining ... child's dental care. , The orthodontic team is ... infants, adolescents, adults and those with special needs. Whether ... or require unique care, such as cleft palate, Cumberland ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 NOVAtime Technology, Inc. ( ... and Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, announced today ... customer since 2007, has upgraded to NOVAtime ... state-of-the-art, web-based time and attendance / workforce management ... is a human services agency that provides support ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 CareTouch Communications, Inc. ... CareTouch in the Community . CareTouch employees will select ... provide hands-on support in line with their mission to ... health. The program’s first cause is Hike for Hospice, ... , On Sunday, September 14, the CareTouch in the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The hair transplant ... now offering robotic assisted laser therapy and robotic ... for men and women suffering from hair loss. ... now offer Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures via ... With this new technology, their doctors use advanced ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The physical demands of ... plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, kettleball lifting, calisthenics, and strongman exercises ... Jason Sobzcak, co-owner of CrossFit East Cobb, ... because extreme workouts like these require high quality supplementation. ... I need to take in about 160 grams of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Clarksville Welcomes Dr. Peter Wojtkiewicz, Pediatric Orthodontist 2Health News:Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Clarksville Welcomes Dr. Peter Wojtkiewicz, Pediatric Orthodontist 3Health News:Lutheran Services in Iowa Upgrades to NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management Solution; Benefits from Labor Costing Functionality 2Health News:Lutheran Services in Iowa Upgrades to NOVAtime 4000 Time and Attendance / Workforce Management Solution; Benefits from Labor Costing Functionality 3Health News:CareTouch is a Peak Sponsor for the 9th Annual Hike for Hospice in Morrison, Colorado 2Health News:WeGrowHair.com/PAI Medical Group Introduces Robotic Assisted Laser Therapy to Treat Hair Loss 2Health News:CrossFit East Cobb Fuels Their Intense Workouts with All-Natural EnergyFirst Supplements 2Health News:CrossFit East Cobb Fuels Their Intense Workouts with All-Natural EnergyFirst Supplements 3
... of Orthodontic Continuing Education ExcellenceCARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 13 ... leading provider of orthodontic continuing education programs, is ... 2009. The preeminent continuing education provider will ... of courses and by launching an interactive new ...
... enter Animal Health Rapid Diagnostics Market with a Canine ... Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a ... both the medical and veterinary markets, announced today that ... the manufacturing of a Canine Heartworm Lateral Flow / ...
... Merck Serono and Apitope to Collaborate on Development ... the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)GENEVA, Jan. 13 ... Darmstadt, Germany, announced today the signature of a ... (Bristol) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Apitope ...
... Tenn., Jan. 13 The National Eczema Association (NEA) ... and Theraplex Clear Lotion .The NEA Seal ... Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, which is intended to improve ... eczema and sensitive skin. "These products met our criteria ...
... Cybercrime, Data Breaches and Web 2.0 as Top Security Concerns and Steps ... , ... Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 13, 2009 -- What will be ... next 12 to 24 months? Cybercrime, data breaches , Web 2.0 ...
... for Commissioned Insurance Sales Agents Across the United States , ... ... reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that unemployment grew ... Insurance, a leading provider of supplemental insurance , reports job ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Don't Trust Any Continuing Education Provider Under 30 2Health News:Don't Trust Any Continuing Education Provider Under 30 3Health News:ABAXIS Announces Contract Manufacturing Agreement with SA Scientific, Ltd. 2Health News:ABAXIS Announces Contract Manufacturing Agreement with SA Scientific, Ltd. 3Health News:Merck Serono and Apitope Announce Licensing Agreement on Novel Peptide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis 2Health News:Merck Serono and Apitope Announce Licensing Agreement on Novel Peptide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis 3Health News:Merck Serono and Apitope Announce Licensing Agreement on Novel Peptide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis 4Health News:National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Products with Seal of Acceptance 2Health News:Lumension Security Webinar Focuses on Security Mega Trends and Emerging Threats in 2009 2Health News:Lumension Security Webinar Focuses on Security Mega Trends and Emerging Threats in 2009 3Health News:Leading Insurer Reports Positive Outlook for U.S. Insurance Industry Jobs in 2009 2Health News:Leading Insurer Reports Positive Outlook for U.S. Insurance Industry Jobs in 2009 3
(Date:7/21/2014)... ALBANY, New York , July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... market report published by Transparency Market Research "E-Clinical Solution ... and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the global microfluidic device ... and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... value of USD 6,515.3 million in 2020. ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014 UBM Medica ... a leading online community for primary care clinicians ... clinicians identify and treat victims of a variety of ... summer are packed with a host of medical menaces: ... a few. Some of the highlights covered on Consultantlive,s ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... , July 21, 2014 By order of the ... an online sale of ophthalmic and optical equipment, designer eyeglass ... -based eyewear specialists American Optical Services LLC. Online ... close in rapid succession, live auction style, on July 28 ... being offered will be held July 25 th and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:E-Clinical Solution Software Market is expected to reach USD 6,515.3 million in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2E-Clinical Solution Software Market is expected to reach USD 6,515.3 million in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3E-Clinical Solution Software Market is expected to reach USD 6,515.3 million in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4E-Clinical Solution Software Market is expected to reach USD 6,515.3 million in 2020: Transparency Market Research 5ConsultantLive Presents Special Coverage of Summer Scourges 2ConsultantLive Presents Special Coverage of Summer Scourges 3Auction Set For Assets Of National Optical Services Company 2
... MRSA School Scare Every day brings new reports ... -- of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus),a potentially lethal form ... and colleges. The most prominent symptoms,include skin abscesses and/or ... care facilities and attacks,those with low immune systems, children ...
... Nov. 8 Total daily dosages of milnacipran ... clinically,meaningful improvements in both pain and other core ... III data presented,this week at the 2007 American ... effects of milnacipran among responders in a six-month,study ...
Cached Medicine Technology:An Open Letter to Parents, Students, School Administrators, & Health Care Officials from Soapopular(R) 2An Open Letter to Parents, Students, School Administrators, & Health Care Officials from Soapopular(R) 3Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 2Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 3Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 4Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 5Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 6Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 7Milnacipran Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Pain and the Core Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Data Show 8
... rubber tube with Murphy eye. Laser resistant foam ... volume cuffs (One inside other) 40cm (16") long, ... allow maximum access and optimum visibility within the ... shaft has a special laser-guard of approx. 17cm ...
Tube for Left Bronchus - Ruschelit™ PVC. Color coded for easy identification of ports, balloons and 15mm connectors. High volume/low pressure cuffs. With Carina hook. X-ray opaque line. Graduat...
... for neonatal and pediatric patient populations, this ... within the wall of the tube which ... connector bonded to lumen line provides convenient ... syringe irrigation of medication., ,SHERIDAN offers ...
SPIRAL-FLEX® Reinforced Oral/Nasal Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes...
Medicine Products: