ElderCarelink Blog

Study suggests liver connection with Alzheimer’s disease

by Carol Bursack
March 15th, 2011 at 4:26 am

In the ongoing search for causes and/or a potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are always surprises. Most Alzheimer’s research still leans toward examining the hallmark beta amyloid deposits that create the plaques in the brain that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Rutgers Scientist Brings a Fresh Eye to the Alzheimer’s Puzzle

by Carol Bursack
December 21st, 2010 at 8:51 am

As a person who follows studies about Alzheimer’s disease as well as other diseases related to aging, I’ve read my share of stories that imply one research team or another has made an important discovery that could “change the face of Alzheimer’s.”

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It’s Not Our Imaginations: We Are Smarter than Our Parents Were at Our Age

by Carol Bursack
November 2nd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Forty is the new 30. Fifty is the new 40. Sixty is the new – well, whatever. That type of spin is on everything from cosmetics to sports equipment. The idea is that we, as a generation, are “younger” than previous generations were at the same age.

While I’m really quite tired of the same old spin, I am very happy that we are now proven younger than our parents were at our age. I know I feel younger than my parents acted, but I thought that may be merely delusion or denial on my part. Now, a study actually backs up that gut feeling.

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Studies Show Good Cholesterol May Protect the Brain against Alzheimer’s

by Carol Bursack
October 9th, 2010 at 7:06 am

If you are over 50 and you see your doctor regularly, you are likely being told to get your cholesterol levels checked. Those of you with a family history of heart disease may get nagged at even a younger age. “Watch your weight.” “Watch your cholesterol.” “Exercise.” Don’t eat anything you actually like – oops, they don’t really say that, but often that’s how we feel after a chat with the doc.

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Study Shows Brain Plaques May Not Be Villain in Alzheimer’s: Back to the Drawing Board?

by Carol Bursack
May 18th, 2010 at 1:01 am

According to an article on Reuters titled “New theory of Alzheimer’s explains drug failures,” the long-held theory that has many drug companies scrambling to be the first to come up with a drug to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s may be flawed.

Worse than flawed, actually. Read more »