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by frankiesfriend
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: FDA Draft of AD biomarkers -deadline for comment 2/11/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 946

FDA Draft of AD biomarkers -deadline for comment 2/11/2019

Perhaps this has already been posted? I saw it on the Alzforum website - The development of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases is accelerating rapidly, with blood tests and new fluid and imaging markers on the horizon. However, developers must contend with an uncertain p...
by frankiesfriend
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Anxiety and APOE4
Replies: 16
Views: 6187

Re: Anxiety and APOE4

Your anxiety is understandable, and it is overwhelming to read about the many aspects of lifestyle changes that would favor brain health. You are fortunate, however, to learn your status when you are so young and can evaluate and modify your lifestyle to avoid developing Alzheimer's. It must have be...
by frankiesfriend
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: If you should choose to drink alcohol -- which is best?
Replies: 34
Views: 11555

Re: If you should choose to drink alcohol -- which is best?

A few months ago I read a review article on alcohol risks and Alzheimer's. I was particularly interested in studies that teased out differences, if any, related to genetics. I found it interesting that there were many research articles that indicated no increased risk of AD with light to moderate al...
by frankiesfriend
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New member questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3971

Re: New member questions

Thank you everyone for your insight and for sharing your personal experiences. My mother was only five years older than I am right now when she was diagnosed with AD. She probably had mixed dementia and suffered terribly from delusions and emotional turmoil. Watching this was heartrending, and the q...
by frankiesfriend
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: 'Increased midlife triglycerides predict brain β-amyloid and tau pathology 20 years later'
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Re: 'Increased midlife triglycerides predict brain β-amyloid and tau pathology 20 years later'

I am re-reading Bredesen's "The End of Alzheimer's", having noted that he has an updated version. Just last night, I ran across an assertion that very low triglycerides (especially under 50 mg/dl), are observed in patients who have toxicity-related Alzheimer's. I remember when I read this ...
by frankiesfriend
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New member questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3971

New member questions

I am new to your forum but have been consuming as much biomedical information as I can about Alzheimer's and risk for years, and have changed my diet considerably to be more protective. My mother died from Alzheimer's and I am doing what I can to prevent the same fate. I have dithered about APOE tes...

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