Illnesses

Alzheimer's Disease

"There are a vast number of choices in both drugs and nutritional supplements available for patients with Alzheimer's disease. A well-informed holistic or naturopathic medical doctor can be of great help in ordering the appropriate lab tests and identifying the key supplements that will provide the greatest benefit."
Life Extension Foundation

"Caring for someone with Alzheimer's takes patience and a focus on the things a person can still do and enjoy. Those with Alzheimer's — as well as those who care for them — need support and affection from friends and family to cope."
MayoClinic.com

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Alzheimer's Disease
from MayoClinic.com
Detailed

Alzheimer's Disease
from Life Extension Foundation
Recommended

Alzheimer's Disease
from Health and Age

Information About Alzheimer's Disease
from the Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine

Is It Alzheimer's? Warning Signs You Should Know.
from the Alzheimer's Association

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's ... Or is it NPH?
from All About NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus)

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Information Page
from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
by Meg Verrees, M.D. and Warren R. Selman, M.D.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
from Barrow Neurological Institute

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

Alzheimer's Disease: Causative Factors
by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to Alzheimer's Disease

Can Aluminum Cause Alzheimer's Disease?
by Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D.

Alzheimer's Disease
by John McDougall, M.D.

New Findings in Alzheimer's Research
from Life Extension Foundation

A New Hypothesis about Alzheimer's Disease
from Medical News Today

High Homocysteine Levels May Double Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease
NIH Press Release - February 13, 2002

Mercury Toxicity & Alzheimer's Disease
from CureZone.com

Cataracts and Alzheimer's Disease
from The Health Report

Antioxidants Shown to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk
from Health and Age

Functional Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disease
by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Current Hypotheses for Alzheimer's Disease
from Alzheimer Research Forum
"A collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations on the Forum web site that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease."


CAREGIVERS' SUPPORT

Caregiver Stress
from The Elderly Place

Respite Care Services
from The Elderly Place

Online Caregiver Support
from The Elderly Place

How Can Our Family Live Well with Alzheimer's?
Seven Hints for Coping
from The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES
William B. Grant: A Dietary Approach To Alzheimer's
by Peter Barry Chowka

Articles and Press Releases
Brain Scans May Predict Cognitive Decline In Normal People - February 14, 2006
from Science Daily

History Of Depression Linked To More Brain Plaques And Tangles, Rapid Decline In Alzheimer's Disease - February 8, 2006
from Science Daily

Immune System Problem Linked to Alzheimer's - June 10, 2005
from WebMD

Alzheimer's Risk Higher in Diabetics - May 17, 2004
from HealthDay

Low Vitamin B12 Is Associated With Poorer Memory In Older People With High Risk For Alzheimer's - April 5, 2004
from Science Daily

Smoking Hastens Decline of Aging Brain - March 22, 2004
from HealthDay

Common Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease - March 19, 2004
from HealthDay

Alzheimer's Drug May Slow Disease - February 25, 2004
from MSNBC

Alzheimer's Related to Low Testosterone Levels?- January 26, 2004
by Robert W. Griffith, M.D.

Drug Can Help Improve Memory and Cognition in Advanced Alzheimer’s Patients - January 20, 2004
from the University of Rochester

Combining Vitamins E and C May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's - January 21, 2004
from HealthDay

Low Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia in Elderly - January 14, 2004
from SeniorJournal.com

Stroke May Boost Alzheimer's Risk - December 15, 2003
by Amanda Gardner

Chelation Therapy May Ease Alzheimer's Disease - December 15, 2003
from Reuters Health

Clioquinol May Slow Mental Decline in Alzheimer's - December 15, 2003
from Reuters Health

Nicotine Boosts Memory for Elderly - December 5, 2003
from Medical News Today

MRI Brain Scan Predicts Memory Decline - November 25, 2003
from MSNBC

Alzheimer's News: Sage Improves Memory - November 24, 2003
from AlzheimerSupport.com

Caregivers Need Help in End-of-Life Care - November 12, 2003
by Jennifer Warner

FDA Approves Memantine for Alzheimer's Disease - October 17, 2003
from FDA News

Antibiotics May Slow Alzheimer's - October 9, 2003
by Salynn Boyles

Leisure Activity May Prevent Alzheimer's - October 2, 2003
by Jennifer Warner

Gleevec May Fight Alzheimer's Disease - September 29, 2003
by Daniel DeNoon

New Test in Diagnosing Alzheimer's - September 23, 2003
by Helen R. Pilcher

Viral Infections Linked to Dementia - August 14, 2003
by Jennifer Warner

Creatine May Boost Brain Performance - August 13, 2003
by Salynn Boyles

Common Drugs May Raise Alzheimer's Risk - July 25, 2003
by Daniel DeNoon

New Test Detects Alzheimer's Early On - July 24, 2003
by Jennifer Warner

Fish Once a Week Cuts Alzheimer's Risk - July 21, 2003
by Daniel DeNoon

Lose It: Fat Might Raise Dementia Risk - July 11, 2003
by Jeanie Lerche Davis

Preserving Brain Function with GPC - July 2003
Report on L-alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (GPC)
from Life Extension Foundation

Arthritis Drugs Flunk Alzheimer's Test - June 3, 2003
from HealthFinder

Silent Strokes Boost Alzheimer's Risk - March 28, 2003
by Salynn Boyles

Elderly Dementia Linked to Homocysteine - February 28, 2003
by Jeanie Lerche Davis

Antioxidants Fight Alzheimer's - June 25, 2002
by Jeanie Lerche Davis

Consuming More Calories and Fats May be Associated with a Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease - August 21, 2002
from AlzheimerSupport.com

Vitamins Fight Alzheimer's - May 28, 2002
by Liza Jane Maltin

New Alzheimer's Risk Factor Identified - February 13, 2002
by Salynn Boyles

Curry Spice Could Slow Alzheimer's - November 21, 2001
from BBC News

Metal Remover Clears Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice - June 21, 2001
by Daniel DeNoon

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's - June 14, 2001
by Liza Jane Maltin

Should You Be Tested for Alzheimer's? - July 9, 2000
by Gina Shaw

Music Therapy Helps Alzheimer's Patients - January 28, 2000
from Health Central

Articles from Joseph Mercola, D.O.
Alzheimer's Epidemic is Coming

You Don’t Have to Get Alzheimer's

Eat Right to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Aluminum in Water May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Mercury Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease!

Low Folate Levels Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

Fluoride Also Responsible for Alzheimer's Disease

Keep Active to Avoid Alzheimer's

Eating Fish May Prevent Onset of Alzheimer's

Clioquinoline
Antibiotic May Help Alzheimer's Patients
CBSNews.com - November 6, 2000
"An antibiotic tested on mice genetically designed to mimic the effects of Alzheimer's disease reduced and even eliminated protein deposits that are a major feature of the disease."

An Alternate Take on Alzheimer's
Oxidation of Trace Metals in Brain Might Cause Disease
News from Harvard Medical School - July 13, 2001
"Research led by Ashley Bush, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, questions some of the paradigms of Alzheimer's research and offers a very different model for the pathology of the disease, involving the oxidation of trace metals in the brain."

Novel Chelation Therapy Shows Promise for Alzheimer's
from AlzInfo.org - December 15, 2003
"An innovative therapy using a drug called clioquinol showed some early promise in slowing the progressive memory loss of Alzheimer's."

Scientist is Winning Converts on Alzheimer's
from USA Today - December 26, 2003
"Ashley Bush, a 44-year-old researcher at Harvard Medical School, was pilloried after he put forth a radical theory of Alzheimer's disease in 1994."

"Now scientists are giving Bush more credence. He has a five-year grant from the NIH and this year won an American Academy of Neurology prize for Alzheimer's disease research."

OTHER RESOURCES

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Australia

Alzonline.net
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Network

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
at Washington University Medical Center

Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation International

AlzheimerSupport.com

American Health Assistance Foundation

Buck Institute
A research center conducting clinically relevant biomedical research and education on the aging process and age-associated diseases.

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Links

Articles from The New England Journal of Medicine

Participating in a Clinical Trial
from AlzInfo.org

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Please click on the picture of the book or the title to order.

Jolene Brackey, Creating Moments of Joy for the Person With Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers

Donna Cohen, Ph.D. and Carl Eisdorfer, Ph.D., The Loss of Self: A Family Resource for the Care of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Joanne Koenig Coste, Learning to Speak Alzheimer's: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease

Robert Davis, My Journey into Alzheimer's Disease

Thomas Debaggio, Losing My Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer's

B. J. Fitzray, Alzheimer's Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Nancy L. Mace, M.A. and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

Larry Rose, Show Me the Way to Go Home
Patricia B. Smith, Alzheimer's For Dummies

Claudia J. Strauss, Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friend

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