Dementia syndromes - The clinical genetics of dementia

Dementia syndromes - The clinical genetics of dementia - technical

The major dementia syndromes are disorders of abnormal protein aggregation. Both genetic and sporadic forms of each illness exist and overlap has been found with parkinsonian–dementia syndromes. This section surveys the clinical genetics of dementia. See  for a more detailed account.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia

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proton pump inhibitor 3 packets images may increase dementia risk

A very commonly taken group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) used to treat heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, are associated with an increased incidence of dementia by 44 per cent, a new study of people over 75 years in Germany finds.



Salsalate may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

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Salsalate a medication mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss.

salsalate may treat alzheimer's disease

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.


Prion Disease

Article about prion disease.

A prion is a tiny, protein-based infectious particle. Prions transmit diseases that cause degeneration of the central nervous system, including Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle. Prions do not contain nucleic acids, unlike viruses, and are difficult to destroy because they are highly resistant to heat and disinfectants. There is currently no treatment available for prion diseases.