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Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol & Genetics—How to Reduce Your Risk for Dementia

We can make choices to protect our brains & prevent late-life Alzheimer’s by following some steps proven to prevent dementia & sharpen your mind.

Cannabidiol Approved to Treat Rare but Severe Forms of Epilepsy

in a landmark decision on June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex. It will be used to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
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Lower Blood Pressure Found to Lower Dementia Risk

A new study shows that aggressively treating blood pressure to a target of 120 mmHg was associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia compared to a group treated to a target of 140 mmHg or less.
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A-List Offers Patient and Caregiver Insights into Dementia   

Data from the A-List, an online community of people & caregivers living with dementia, is being used to shape many aspects of care including drug development.
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Is This New Alzheimer’s Drug Really a Breakthrough?

Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug, BAN 2401, recently showed promising results but there are outstanding questions about the study design & statistical analysis.
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Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (non-movement) that Challenges Everyday Life

The lesser-known non-movement symptoms of Parkinson's Disease are often ignored and underreported. They can be hard to manage and create challenges in everyday living. The PMDAlliance created The emPowered! tool to help facilitate communications between doctors and people with Parkinson’s about these bothersome symptoms.

Random Thoughts on ‘The Theory of Everything’

Stephen Hawking overcame the physical affliction of his degenerative neurologic disease (ALS) with his soaring optimism going on to become one of the world's most famous theoretical physicists. Unique aspects of the human brain help explain why.
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The Disturbing Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

People are often aware of Parkinson's motor symptoms (slowness, tremor, stiffness) but since the disease involves many parts of the brain, it should not be surprising that symptoms go well beyond motor.
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MdDS Makes You Feel Like You’re Still on the Boat

MdDS is an under recognized neurologic disorder where the rocking sensation you experience after getting off of a boat or a plane persists indefinitely.
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202 Footballers Donated Their Brains to Science—Here’s What We Learned

CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disorder associated with repeated head trauma was diagnosed in 87% of American football players' brains donated for study.
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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Make You More Honest?

Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation allow for precise manipulation of areas of the brain that control functions in need of a reboot, even those that determine whether we are honest of not.
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CBD Has an Extremely Wide Range of Health Benefits

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from Cannabis sativa. Studies are confirming its benefits in a variety of clinical conditions, including cancer, arthritis, and migraine.