Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Book: Trump Mocked Father’s Battle With Alzheimer’s

The Insider reports: Donald Trump mocked his father, Fred Trump Sr., as he started succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease in the last six years of life, according to new details from a forthcoming tell-all from the president’s niece. Mary L. Trump, the 55-year-old daughter of the president’s late older brother, Fred Trump Jr., is due to publish “Too Much and Never …

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Anonymous Book Goes There On Trump’s Mental State

Last last night multiple outlets ran excerpts from the coming anonymous book by a White House insider. “It’s like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him,” the author writes. “You’re stunned, amused, and embarrassed all …

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US Researchers Report Advance In Alzheimer’s Vaccine

CBS News reports: University of New Mexico researchers are working on a vaccine they hope could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, UNM’s Health and Sciences Department Associate Professor Kiran Bhaskar, who’s been passionate about studying the disease for the last decade, says the work started with an idea in 2013. Bhaskar and his team started to test the vaccine on mice. It …

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Scientists Revive Cells In Brains From Dead Pigs

The New York Times reports: In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs. The brains did not regain anything resembling consciousness: There were no signs indicating coordinated electrical signaling, necessary for higher functions like awareness and intelligence. But in an experimental treatment, …

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FDA Warns 17 Companies Over Fake Alzheimer’s Cures

CNBC reports: The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies the agency said are “illegally selling” products that claim to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these products, which are often sold on websites and social media platforms, “have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not proven safe …

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Sandra Day O’Connor Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

NBC News reports: Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to have served on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she was diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia “some time ago,” and likely has Alzheimer’s disease. “As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” O’Connor, 88, wrote in a letter released through the …

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CHINA: Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of mammals, including dogs, cats, pigs, cows and polo …

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POLL: 77% Say Trump Should Have Dementia Checkup

CNN reports: Americans continue to broadly support annual checkups for their commander in chief, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but they are divided about how much information about his or her health a president ought to make public. The poll finds that 82% feel a president should be required to take an annual physical examination to …

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Trump: I Have The Same Problem Reagan Did

The Week reports: Trump’s announcement that he will handle questions of his mental capacity in the style of former President Ronald Reagan is an odd choice, explains a Washington Post analysis, given that Reagan revealed an Alzheimer’s diagnosis soon after leaving office: “The news media did indeed question Reagan’s mental health at times, but such questions were at least somewhat …

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World Net Daily Promotes Alzheimer’s “Cure” Drink

World Net Daily regularly sends out email blasts to “introduce major advertisers to our loyal readers.” This one just arrived: Can a homemade “beverage” permanently end Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what experts are now claiming after seeing THIS drink in action. Recently, a Tufts University educator unveiled an Alzheimer’s-Reversing “Cocktail” recipe and, after watching dramatic transformations of the patients who used …

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Bill Gates Donates $50M To Alzheimer’s Research

The Associated Press reports: Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. Gates …

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Promising Results For New Alzheimer’s Drug

CNN reports: An experimental drug shattered and removed toxic plaques in the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, researchers said Thursday. Given to patients once a month for a year, infusions of the drug aducanumab cleared the brain of the deposits, which experts believe play a crucial role in disrupting cellular processes and blocking communication among nerve cells. Although …

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NEW JERSEY: Researchers Claim 100% Accuracy With New Blood Test To Detect Early-Stage Alzheimer’s

CBS News reports: Early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease may be more possible than ever thanks to a group of researchers from Rowan University. The team of researchers was led by Dr. Robert Nagele from the university’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and Durin Technologies. The group announced that they have developed a blood test that uses the immune system to find …

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Will Ferrell Backs Out Of Reagan/Alzheimer’s Film

Earlier this week Variety reported that Will Ferrell would be playing a second-term Ronald Reagan beset by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Not anymore: “The Reagan script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered,” Ferrell’s agent told The New York Post. “While it is by no means a ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ …

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Will Ferrell To Play Ronald Reagan With Alzheimer’s

Variety reports: Having already famously portrayed former President George W. Bush in various comedy sketches, Will Ferrell is now setting his sights on another former commander in chief. Sources tell Variety Ferrell is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan in the Black List script “Reagan.” Penned by Mike Rosolio, the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second …

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Glen Cambell – I’m Not Gonna Miss You

Stereogum has the sad back story: After country music star Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis a few years ago, he decided to release one last album (which ended up being split into two) and do one last tour. Now, he’s released his last song, which was specifically recorded for his upcoming documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, out later this month, …

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Anxiety Meds Linked To Alzheimer’s

According to a study issued this week, long-term use of anti-anxiety and insomnia drugs may dramatically increase the odds of developing Alzheimer’s. Regular use of benzodiazepines — which include medications such as Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin (clonazepam) — is associated with as much as a 51 percent increased risk for Alzheimer’s among people who use the …

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MISSISSIPPI: Tea Party Leader Suspected In Photo Scandal Commits Suicide

Via Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger: Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has died of an apparent suicide. Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the three men charged with conspiring with Clayton Kelly to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife in her nursing home and create a political video against Cochran. Mark Mayfield of Ridgeland, …

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Can “Young Blood” Cure Alzheimer’s?

Via the New York Times: Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. “I am extremely excited,” said Rudolph Tanzi, a …

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Blood Test Can Predict Alzheimer’s

Via CNN: In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease. Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors’ offices, since the only methods for predicting Alzheimer’s right now, such as PET …

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