dementia http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Finding Balance And Dignity Among The Chaos Of Dementia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/finding-balance-and-dignity-among-chaos-dementia <p>Dementia is the broad term which refers to diseases which result in a significant loss of cognitive ability.</p><p>Alzheimer’s disease is one of the worst manifestations of dementia.</p><p>A <a href="https://pages.wustl.edu/dementiasymposium">symposium at Washington University in St. Louis</a> this week aims to be a gathering place for people struggling to find balance and dignity among the chaos of dementia.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:03:35 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Finding Balance And Dignity Among The Chaos Of Dementia Study To Test Drugs Aimed At Preventing Alzheimer’s Dementia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-test-drugs-aimed-preventing-alzheimer-s-dementia <p>Washington University will soon lead a clinical trial aimed at preventing people with Alzheimer’s disease from developing dementia.<br><br>The international trial will involve 160 patients in the U.S., Europe, and Australia who have a very rare, inherited form of Alzheimer’s, which typically causes dementia before age 50.<br><br>Washington University neurologist and study lead Dr. Randall Bateman says this is one of the first clinical trials to try to treat Alzheimer’s patients before they have any symptoms.<br> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:35:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study To Test Drugs Aimed At Preventing Alzheimer’s Dementia Changes in marker for Alzheimer's linked to sleep cycle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/changes-marker-alzheimers-linked-sleep-cycle <p>Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have shown a relationship between daily sleep patterns and a protein associated with Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease.</p><p>The researchers found that levels of the beta amyloid protein in spinal fluid increased during waking hours and decreased during sleep.</p><p>Wash U neurologist Randall Bateman says that pattern was strongest in young, healthy test subjects. It lessened in people over sixty, and disappeared altogether in Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients.</p> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2116 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Changes in marker for Alzheimer's linked to sleep cycle