Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders announces Texas A&M Health Science Center membership in Alzheimer’s consortium

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Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Debbie Hanna, Chair

AUSTIN, TX (Feb. 1) – The Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (TCADRD) announced Friday that the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) has been elected to full membership and participation in the prestigious Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC).

The TAMHSC will […]

A blood-based test for Alzheimer’s

Local researcher lands federal grant for Alzheimer’s study

Carolyn Poirot

Texas researchers have developed a blood test to screen for Alzheimer’s disease, and last month Sid O’Bryant at the University of North Texas Health Science Center was awarded a $625,000 federal grant to further validate the screening test and demonstrate its accuracy against autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s.

O’Bryant led the […]

World’s 1st Alzheimer’s Prevention Trial for Healthy People

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) announced the first-ever prevention trial in cognitively healthy individuals who are destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease because of their genetic history. This groundbreaking study—the first to investigate whether an anti-amyloid treatment can stave off the disease—will span two countries and help launch a new era of prevention research in the […]

TARCC works with the UT Southwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Center to eradicate AD

More Positive Research on Nutrition Intervention for AD

Pauline Anderson

November 16, 2011 (San Diego, California) There is growing evidence pointing to the memory-enhancing effect of a nutritional intervention (Souvenaid, NV Nutricia), at least in the early stages of dementia.

The results of a clinical trial called Souvenir II, released here at the 4th International Conference on Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD), suggest that […]

Eat Fish to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease

Fran Lowry

November 30, 2011 (Chicago, Illinois) — People who eat baked or broiled fish every week may reduce their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, according to research presented here at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. The finding does not apply to fried fish.

Participants […]

Exercise May Cut Dementia Risk in APOE ε4 Carriers

by Megan Brooks

January 12, 2012 – Maintaining a physically activee lifestyle may be particularly beneficial in reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the individuals most at risk: those with the ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene.

In a study of cognitively normal adults, exercising at levels recommended by the American Heart Association […]

US wants effective Alzheimer’s treatment by 2025

by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer’s disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer’s Plan to find better treatments for the disease and offer better day-to-day care for those afflicted.

A […]

New Alzheimer’s Blood Test

December 12, 2011 – TARCC researchers found that biomarkers in blood serum could be combined with clinical information to accurately classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Sid E. O’Bryant, Ph.D., of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, led the TARCC team that developed the test.

O’Bryant says the test refines a previous blood test and has […]

Dimebon Fails Again; End of the Road in Alzheimer’s

January 18, 2012 — Topline results of a phase 3 trial of dimebon, also called latrepirdine, on top of ongoing treatment with donepezil has shown no benefit in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

The companies developing dimebon in this indication, Medivation Inc and Pfizer Inc, issued a joint statement noting that results of […]