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Inhaling a cloud of insulin two times per day appears to slow symptoms of memory loss in people with early signs of Alzheimer's disease

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...nimals have suggested that insulin deficiency in the brain may be a key factor in the progression of Alzheimer‘s. Researchers decided to test insulin on people without diabetes who had been diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or amnestic mild cognitive impairment, a disorder characterized by increased forgetfulness that often progresses to dementia. Subjects were divided into t...

Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes could lead to amyloid plaques in the brain and Alzheimer's disease.

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.... Japanese scientists make the evidence stronger with a  study (Glucose tolerance status and risk of dementia in the community) which has been published this week in the journal Neurology.   The prospective cohort study of dementia was performed in Hisayama by scientists from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. All subjects underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Volunteers, age...

Alzheimer's is common in people over 65, but can affects younger people too.

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...; Alzheimer's is common in people over 65, but can affects younger people too.   US Against Alzheimer’s said one in eight 65-year-old already has the disease, which has no effective treatment, and is ultimately fatal. Although Alzheimer’s appears in people over 65, like legendary crooner Glenn Campbell (75), early-onset dementia can be found in younger persons, like basketball coach...

Barbara Walters has been hospitalized after she fell last night at an inauguration party and will be unable to contribute to ABC News' coverage of the event

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Pat Summitt talked about her early-onset dementia diagnosis.

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...eumatoid arthritis. Pat Summitt talked about her early-onset dementia diagnosis.   Early-onset dementia is a term used for progressive dementia that begins before age 65, so, to be aware of its symptoms and visiting doctor for an early diagnosis are crucial.   [googlead tip="vertical_mare" aliniat="dreapta"] Linda Johnson, director of programs for Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. has so...

Barbara Walters has announced she will retire in 2014

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Barbara Walters has announced she will retire in 2014. The ABC network said Barbara Walters, 83, has confirmed the plans on Monday’s edition of The View, the all-female daytime talk show she created in 1997. Since her career began in 1961, Barbara Walters has interviewed Michael Jackson, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and every US president and first lady since Richard Nixon. Barbara Walters was...

Barbara Walters has named Honey Boo Boo as one of her Most Fascinating People of 2012

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Barbara Walters has named Honey Boo Boo as one of her Most Fascinating People of 2012. Barbara Walters, 83, has been spellbound by the antics of the spoiled 7-year-old beauty queen Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson. The veteran TV journalist told Us Magazine the reason the TLC show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a hit as it exposes the touching bond she has with her mother June Shanno...

Phil Robertson snubbed Barbara Walters interview opting to go duck hunting instead

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...y not be at my funeral.” “Tell him I have never been superseded by a duck before,” Barbara Walters quipped. The Robertson clan went on to tell Barbara Walters that this isn’t the first time Phil has skipped out on a big family event to go duck hunting. Jessica Robertson, Jep’s wife, told Barbara Walters that Phil missed the birth of his son, Jase, because he was busy sittin...

The 21-question test distinguishes between normal absent-mindedness and the more sinister memory lapses that may signal the early stages of dementia

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A quick test that tells if your loved one is at risk of Alzheimer’s disease has been devised by Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Arizona, which specializes in the disease. The 21-question test distinguishes between normal absent-mindedness and the more sinister memory lapses that may signal the early stages of dementia. The questions are designed to be answered by a spouse or close friend....

Some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease have been found in the brain more than two decades before the first symptoms usually appear

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A new study has revealed that some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease have been found in the brain, more than two decades before the first symptoms usually appear. Treating the disease early is thought to be vital in order to prevent damage to memory and thinking. A study, published in the Lancet Neurology, found differences in the brains of people destined to develop an early for...

Barbara Walters grilled Kim Kardashian about the X-rated tape she made with hip-hop star Ray-J in 2007 that helped launch her into the spotlight

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Kardashians may have made her list of 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011, but Barbara Walters showed them no mercy as she interviewed the famous reality family for the TV special. Barbara, 82, took a swipe at the family for finding fame and fortune without “any talent” as she sat down with Kim Kadashian, 31, Kourtney, 32, Khloe, 27, and their mother Kris Jenner, 56. Barbara Walters also grilled K...

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...d. Trans fats found in fast foods were linked to lower scores in tests and more shrinkage typical of Alzheimer’s. A UK medical charity has called for more work into diet and dementia risk. The best current advice is to eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, not smoke, take regular exercise and keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check, said Alzheimer’s Research UK....

Barbara Walters’ special, The 10 Most Fascinating People, is now in its 21st year

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Barbara Walters’ special, The 10 Most Fascinating People, is now in its 21st year. This year’s edition includes Jennifer Lawrence, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, ABC News’ very own Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, together known as KimYe, the breakout stars from the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty, and arguably the most famous infant in th...

Barbara Walters defended Woody Allen from allegations by his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow

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Barbara Walters defended Woody Allen from allegations by his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow that he assaulted her when she was a child during Monday’s edition of The View. Other panelists on the show tried to argue that Woody Allen’s previous attraction to younger women could give credibility to the claims, but Barbara Walters shut them down repeatedly. “I know Mia [Farrow], I have a...

US scientists have recently identified a possible genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease

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...have recently identified a possible genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It has been known for some time that people with diabetes have a much higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but not why this is so. Now researchers writing in Genetics say a study of worms has indicated a known Alzheimer’s gene also plays a role in the way insulin is processed. Dementia e...

Bapineuzumab, made by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, was designed to halt build-up of plaque in the brain

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...p; Johnson, was designed to halt build-up of plaque in the brain. But it failed to improve cognitive or functional performance compared with a placebo in certain patients. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, as well as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 36 million people worldwide are believed to have dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Bapin...

Jennifer Lawrence features in Barbara Walters' series The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013

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...nating People of 2013. “I get it, and I do it too, we all do it,” Jennifer Lawrence told Barbara Walters. Jennifer Lawrence features in Barbara Walters’ series The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 “[But] the media needs to take responsibility for the effect that it has on our younger generation, on these girls who are watching these television shows, and picking up how t...

Kirstie Alley has confessed her real true love was John Travolta during interview with Barbara Walters

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Kirstie Alley has confessed her real true love isn’t one of her ex-husbands as she fell hard for John Travolta while they were filming Look Who’s Talking and has never found anyone who measures up to him. Kirstie Alley, 61, described John Travolta as the “love of my life” in a new shock interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, which will air on Friday night. Barbara Walters gave a sne...

A US study found that some antipsychotic medication may increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others

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...chotics prescribing for people with dementia by two-thirds is one the key priorities in the National Dementia Strategy.” A US study found that some antipsychotic medication may increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others The Dementia Action Alliance – which includes the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and the Department of Health – has called for all...

Eating a Mediterranean diet is good for the mind

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...as associated with better cognitive function, lower rates of cognitive decline and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, results for mild cognitive impairment – the stage before Alzheimer’s or dementia, when someone could be experiencing some cognitive difficulties – were inconsistent. Lead researcher Iliana Lourida said: “Mediterranean food is both delicious and nutritious,...

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients who stayed on the dementia drug Aricept had a slower decline in their memory

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A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that patients who stayed on the dementia drug Aricept had a slower decline in their memory. The new research suggests that thousands of patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drugs. Aricept (donepezil) tends not to be prescribed once sufferers progress beyond moderate symptoms. The National Institute f...

British researchers are to begin a study to find out if stress can trigger dementia

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British researchers are to begin a study to find out if stress can trigger dementia. The investigation, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, will monitor 140 people with mild cognitive impairment or “pre-dementia” and look at how stress affects their condition. The researchers will take blood and saliva samples at six-monthly intervals over the 18 months of the study to measure bi...

A new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least ten years before symptoms appear

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A new test could detect Alzheimer’s disease at least ten years before symptoms appear – paving the way for early treatment. The discovery of a fall in levels of a certain type of genetic material could signal an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. The biological marker is found in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) at least 10 years before signs of dementia become apparent. Currently, the on...

Getting too much or too little sleep increases your mental age by two years

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Scientists say that having regular lie-ins in old age can bring on dementia. Getting too much or too little sleep increases your mental age by two years, researchers showed. There is what scientists call the “goldilocks zone”, seven hours, which is neither too much nor too little. A series of studies presented at an Alzheimer’s conference in Vancouver shows when it comes to mental decline s...

Doctors have long recognized that taking ACE inhibitors may slow the onset of Alzheimer’s

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...called the renin angiotensin system – a hormone system which is thought to affect the development of Alzheimer’s. The study compared the rate of cognitive decline in 361 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia (caused by problems in blood supply to the brain), or a mix of both. Of that group, 85 were already taking ACE inhibitors; the rest were not. Doctors have long recogn...