Monday, July 25, 2011
In a study published in the journal Neuron, researchers say that an early buildup of tau in the dendritic spines, a region of the brain responsible for electrochemical stimulation, can cause memory loss by disrupting communications between brain cells.
Tau has long been considered an early biomarker for the onset of Alzheimer's. By forging a direct link between tau and a specific brain area and function, researchers could possibly design ways to treat Alzheimer's before it significantly damages the brain.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There is no warning for a child suffering a head injury from a bicycle fall, a dad falling from a ladder cleaning a gutter, grandma having a heart attack, an ammonia spill across the street from the church, or an Alzheimer's victim wandering.
Ask yourself, when it happens will you have the presence of mind to gather the personal identification information, prescriptions, medical history, physician contacts and phone numbers of loved ones and communicate with each the information they need? The answer is self evident, but the question remains; "how can I prepare myself and my family for the improbable?