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Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide in Military

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Blast Injury has come a long way from Shell Shock People in the military who suffer more than one mild traumatic brain injury face a significantly higher risk of suicide. Veterans and deployed military used to be thought of as having sustained "shell shock" as a result of hearing or being near blasts.  Today we… Continue Reading

Brain Can Rewire Itself

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A Damaged Brain Can Rewire Itself It has generally been thought that once a brain is damaged, the damage is permanent.  But a new study shows that the brain can actually rewire itself.  This is different from what we previously knew about how the brain repairs connections that are not too badly damaged.  We knew,… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s Research May Get Fastracked

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, The Human Brain
 A new method of detecting Alzheimer’s is on the horizon. Whenever I hear about new methods of detecting and treating Alzheimer’s, I share it with my readers.  I recently came across this news. Princeton University researchers report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that they discovered an organic compound that prevented the formation of protein… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Brain Center Getting NIH Grant to Study Alzheimer’s

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, The Human Brain
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will be significantly involved in testing Alzheimer’s patients.  The National Institutes of Health has approximately $55 million in funding over the next 5 years for a variety of participating centers. Alzheimer’s disease, which causes dramatic problems with memory, thinking and behavior, is the sixth-leading cause of death… Continue Reading

Exercise Reduces Dementia

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Exercise Reduces Dementia    Happy New Year!  Now who has made this New Year’s Resolution to exercise more.  Well here is another reason to stick with the promise you made to yourself.  Exercise has long been established as a way to keep the body young, strong and healthy. Poor physical performance on activities including walking… Continue Reading

Smoking Impairs Learning, Memory and Reasoning

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Does Smoking Rot The Brain? Are smoker’s at higher risk for decline in memory, learning and reasoning?  According to recent studies, the answer is yes.  The journal Age and Ageing looked at cognitive decline in people with Cardiovascular risk. The results are alarming.  Smoking, a long known high risk factor for cardiovascular disease, was shown… Continue Reading

Serotonin and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Depressive symptoms are a common mental health problem following traumatic brain injury (TBI), occurring in up to 87% of patients. Depression following Traumatic brain injury has important consequences including poor functioning, lack of ability to return to work and family activities and prolonged Traumatic brain injury symptoms. The reason depression develops in some patients following… Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug Heals Traumatic Brain Injury Research Shows

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Diabetes medication found to heal traumatic brain injury.   A recent research project has concluded that Exendin-4 eases damage to the brain caused by explosion and blast injuries.  This finding can have promising effects for those in the military. Soldiers who receive traumatic brain injuries during war may be at a higher risk of epilepsy even… Continue Reading

Obama’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s

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The number of American patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is expected to rise from the current 5.4 million to 16 million by 2050, burdening the healthcare system with costs project to soar to a trillion dollars.  The plan, known as The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), which Obama signed into law in Feb 2012, will attempt development… Continue Reading

Resources

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Medical Resources http://www.mayo.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov http://www.pubmed.gov http://www.mdconsult.com http://www.guidelines.gov http://www.emedicine.com http://www.ama-assn.org http://www.aamc.org http://www.amda.com http://www.webmd.com www.epocrates.com http://www.labtestsonline.org/ http://www.mdcalc.com/ http://www.icufaqs.org/ http://www.health.nih.gov http://www.medmatrix.org http://www.medicinenet.com http://www.abms.org http://www.certifacts.org http://www.aafp.org http://www.nysafp.org http://www.nycms.org Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/disability Veterans Administration http://iris.va.gov National Mental Health Association http://www.nmha.org Epilepsy Foundation http://www.efa.org Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org Brain Injury Association of Nevada http://www.bianv.org/ National Rehabilitation Association http://www.nationalrehab.org… Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Nevada Brain Injury Law  We know that repeated traumatic brain injury can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.  But did you know that even one traumatic brain injury can as well.  So whether multiple blast injuries, sports injuries or even just one car accident with traumatic brain injury, you could raise the chances of developing Alzheimer’s in… Continue Reading

A Great Alzheimer’s Post

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues
 Cate Newton sent this great post. http://www.medical-assistant.net/alzheimers-resources concerning Alzheimer’s.  She asked that I share it with my readers.  Here is part of it.   Quick Facts The human brain changes over time, but the abnormal occurrence of plaques and tangles is a sign of dementia-related disorders. While scientists do not know the exact connection between these abnormalities and… Continue Reading

Is My Heart Medicine Giving Me Dementia?

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues
Is it Dementia or Heart Medication? It may be time to consider guaging your forgetfulnes by the heart medication you take.  2010 generated interesting findings.  Scientific American  reports Cholesterol-lowering statins such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor are the most widely prescribed medications in the world, and they are credited with saving the lives of many… Continue Reading

Health Care Reform To Detect Alzheimer’s

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues
According to the Society of Actuaries, the leading cause of U.S. long-term care claims is Alzheimer’s, the brain disease that renders over 5 million Americans unable to handle all the acts of daily living unaided. President Obama states in an article he wrote "What Health Care Reform Means for the Alzheimer’s Community" — that the… Continue Reading

Dementia Made Worse by Smoking & Fish Oil Not Helping

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, The Human Brain
Las Vegas Human Brain Injury Blog We normally attribute smoking to lung cancer. A Recent Study now links smoking to later life dementia. My mother smoked more than a pack a day and finally succumbed to the disease. Her cancer originated in the lungs and metastasized to her brain. The 6 month ordeal was absolutely heartbreaking. And she quit smoking… Continue Reading

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Las Vegas Nevada

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Lou Ruvo Brain Center – Working Together to Fight Alzheimer’s This month I continue covering the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Recall last month a new Director was appointed. This month the Center is emphasizing its progress and plans for future progress. Some perspective: There are 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease (including 29,000 Nevadans). This… Continue Reading

Headline: Study of Best Test for Alzheimer’s

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues
PET Scans Affirmed New research has identified the memory and brain scan tests that appear to predict best whether a person with cognitive problems might develop Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published in the June 30, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (AAN) Longevity tests are tests… Continue Reading

Research and Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, The Human Brain
New research supported in part by grants from the National Institute of Aging, part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Defense, brings hope to the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Reported in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal Nature,  the problem in Alzheimer’s disease,  is beta-amyloid, a protein that… Continue Reading

Big Belly Study Findings Linked to Dementia

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues
Exercise is a form of anti-dementia.  A May 2010 online issue in the journal Annals of Neurology, the official journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, reveal results of the study by Boston University School of Medicine. In the new study, U.S. researchers confirmed the known link between obesity and lower… Continue Reading

Teenage Alcohol Abuse Causes Brain Injury

Posted in Age & Alzheimer's Issues, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Alcohol abuse by teenagers is similar to drug abuse on brain development.  There are two major periods of mental development: The first three years of life and adolescence.  Hopefully by the early 20s the brain is fully developed. During adolescence the brain has difficulty handling emotions, seeks high excitement/low effort activities, and has poor planning… Continue Reading