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New Brain tests may predict Alzheimer’s disease by Mom-n-Me Posted Thu 01 Jul 2010 4:51pm New research has identified the memory and brain scan tests that appear to predict best whether a person with cognitive problems might develop Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in the June 30, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Memory an ... Read on »
New MRI Technique Measures Brain Structure and Function to Diagnose or Rule Out Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 7:44pm The importance of this study should not be underestimated. The ability to rule in (diagnose), or rule out, Alzheimer's disease is critical. A person could present with dementia like symptoms but be suffering from an illness or disease that can be treated. Alzheimer's Reading Room Doctor often diagnose Alzheimer's without an MRI, and mo ... Read on »
Differences in brain structure indicate risk for developing Alzheimer's disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 10:18pm Subtle differences in brain anatomy among older individuals with normal cognitive skills may be able to predict both the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the following decade and how quickly symptoms of dementia would develop... Alzheimer's Reading Room In their analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) images from two separate stud ... Read on »
Brain Structural Deficits May Contribute to Increased Connections in Brain Regions Implicated in Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted Tue 09 Jul 2013 7:26pm Major depressive disorder is associated with dysregulation of brain regions including the prefrontal cortex and limbic system.  Read the Story Read on »
Physical Activity Helps to Preserve Brain Structure & Activity by A4M Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 10:08pm Posted on Nov. 30, 2012, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Exercise Activity - image from Shutterstock Previous studies suggest a protective ... Read on »
Death to the diseased brain model is a-comin' by Rossa Forbes Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 12:00am The hypocrisy of my New Year's resolution to write fewer, but better blogs has been pointed out to me by faithful reader Sister Jane Findlay. She has noted that I haven't missed a day, but thankfully judges that the quality of the writing isn't suffering. Trust a nun to know when good intentions have been cast aside. I will amend my New Year's r ... Read on »
Looking for the Origins of Alzheimer’s disease in the Brain by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 1:51pm Scientists at Stanford Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops. Alzheimer's Reading Room Source: Stanford Medicine Six or so years ago, Frank Longo, MD, PhD, Stanford’s chair of neurology and neurological sciences, was optimistic that a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease was on its way. More th ... Read on »
Meditation Modifies Brain Structure to Yield Psychological Improvements by A4M Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 12:55am Posted on 2011-02-04 06:00:00 in Alternative Medicine | Brain and Mental Performance | The practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation.  Sara W. L ... Read on »
Brain Structure May Dictate Behavior by A4M Posted Sun 09 Mar 2014 10:08pm Posted on March 6, 2014, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Behavior Mental Health An overview of average regiona ... Read on »
New press release: Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks by Stephanie Allen Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 12:00am News release (EurekAlert): Mass. General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in th ... Read on »