2008 Articles

In a collaborative study at the University of California, San Diego, investigators from neurosciences, chemistry and medicine, as well as the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) have investigated how proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease interact to form unique complexes.

An excellent article on respite care for dementia patients and their caregivers.

The development allows scientists the first ever opportunity to map the onset of the disease, similar to Alzheimer's, and track how drugs affect it.

CEO of the Professional Football Hall of Fame entered premature retirement in December, 2005, after diagnosis with LBD. 

Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wisecracking mother of Bea Arthur's character on the popular NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls," died Tuesday. She was 84.

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In 2003, Milton Carmen, a Yale-educated physicist and successful real estate developer, noticed a disturbing trend. At age 79, he was struggling to find the words he wanted to use. A neurologist prescribed him a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

p>Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder -- a condition in which people act out often violent and disturbing dreams -- is associated with anxiety, apathy, lower levels of attention and executive functioning, and symptoms of Parkinson's disease, according to three new studies.