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44 min ago | The York Daily Record
The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players' lawyers released as part of their proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.
4 hrs ago | New Scientist
It's one of the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's. The disease is associated with the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but why is it that some people with plaques seem not to have the disease? Research suggests that some people's brains are able to reorganise during the early stages of Alzheimer's, delaying the appearance of initial symptoms.
9 hrs ago | Medical Daily
Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function. Beta-amyloid plaques are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease , blocking neural pathways and causing memory loss.
13 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette
Hundreds arrived at Cajun Harley Davidson in Scott, Saturday morning for a cook-off of a different variety. To kick-off the Walk to End Alzheimer's teams joined forces for the Great Cajun-Italian Cook-off.
17 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane
This is the 5th year for the walk at Clover Island in Kennewick and organizers said they saw over 500 walkers Saturday. People showed their support for loved ones affected by the disease and walked to bring awareness and raise the money for research.
An Oak Harbor care facility employee took a "Ride Two Remember" Monday in an effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Timm is the Life Enrichment Coordinator for HomePlace Special Care Center in Oak Harbor, a facility that takes care of residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Karen Loftus was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. She participated in the 'Walk to End Alzheimer's', put on by the Alzheimer's Association in Waynesboro.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.
Melbourne researchers are using cutting-edge technology in a bid to link head trauma and PTSD as a cause of dementia. When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga.
Almost three in ten retired professional football players will face moderate to severe neurocognitive problems resulting from concussions, an actuary for the ex-athletes has found. The data was prepared for use in a lawsuit against the National Football League brought by retired players and their families, which may be settled for a proposed sum of $765 million.
"If we want to find a cure to Alzheimer's, we have to further study Down syndrome," scientist Huntington Potter said. "The connection between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's became known gradually," Blumenthal said.
Eye-catching NFL player data released for the first time on Friday suggests that nearly 30% of former NFL players will end up developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia across their lifetime, placing them at a significantly higher risk than the general population. The actuarial data was calculated as part of the NFL's ongoing concussion lawsuit, as thousands of players suing the league alleged that the NFL hid the risks of head trauma, and the NFL attempted to estimate its liability.
Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players' lawyers and made public Friday. Their actuary expects 14 per cent of all former players to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and another 14 per cent to develop moderate dementia over the next 65 years, according to the data.
A DEMENTIA expert has pledged to end the 'objectification' of those who suffer from the condition, after becoming one of the most qualified trainers in the country. Michelle Greenwood, from Darwen, is one of just 15 people in England to have completed a new 'Level 4' course in dementia care training , and has already been signed up to deliver a workshop to 30 council staff.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. In its early stages the sufferer can communicate, reason and go about regular tasks.
The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease has awarded Dr. Chandramallika Basak $165,000 in grants over the next three years for her research into mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Basak is one of six recipients in Texas chosen by a panel led by Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:33 pm
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