Archive for October, 2015

Human umbilical cord blood cells migrate to brain tissue of mice modeled with Alzheimer’s disease and remain active for extended time. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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University of Toronto researchers discover RNA-binding proteins play important role. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators who work with people living with dementia and their carers has been launched today. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Sleep disturbance and Alzheimer’s are connected; a new study shows that sleep disruption can contribute to memory and learning loss. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Results suggest greater emphasis on managing slumber habits of people with AD riskChemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Increasing life expectancy has resulted in a larger population of older individuals at risk of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Older women who complain of memory issues are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive impairment nearly 20 years later, a new study suggests. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A worldwide call to action, spearheaded by Western University researcher Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, is calling for more attention to the link between reducing strokes and preventing dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Rehearsing information immediately after being given it may be all you need to make it a permanent memory, a University of Sussex study suggests. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Rare, pathologic version of tau protein can pass directly from neuron to neuronMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered a mechanism behind the spread of neurofibrillary… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Heidelberg ageing researchers study connection between cholesterol level and cognitive decline in old ageChanges in lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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FAU neuroscientist develops Lewy Body Composite Risk ScoreAlthough Lewy Body disease (LBD) is the second-most-common degenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not exactly a household… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We read with great interest the article by Martinez-Ramirez et al. [1] on the diagnostic value of cerebral microbleeds (MBs) in patients without intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The neuropathologic validation of the Boston criteria for cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) to date has been mainly in cohorts of patients with symptomatic ICH [2,3]. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Dementia places a much larger financial burden on families in the last 5 years of life than cancer, heart disease, and other conditions, especially among the social groups least prepared to cope… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Benzodiazepines and related drugs are initiated frequently in persons with Alzheimer’s disease already before the diagnosis, and their use becomes even more common after the diagnosis, shows a… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Quality of life (QOL) is an important dimension to consider in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but few large-scale studies have analyzed self and caregiver reports of patient QOL. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers reviewing drugs to help in rehabilitation after stroke propose antidepressants or drugs used in Alzheimer’s as possibilities. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Young adults with genetically increased Alzheimer’s risk have altered activation patterns in a brain region that is crucial for spatial navigation. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The objective of our study was to investigate cross-sectional associations of atrial fibrillation with neuroimaging measures of cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease and their interactions with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers cite safety concerns, call for alternatives — NIH-funded studyDespite known risks of serious side effects, especially in older adults, the fraction of seniors treated with… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Protein deposits associated with dementia influence brain activity during sleepAlzheimer’s patients frequently suffer from sleep disorders, mostly even before they become forgetful. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Using 10-year-old archival brain tissue from patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a research team from NYU Langone Medical Center has developed a novel method to examine the structure and function of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Creative activities, such as designing musical instruments, can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, according to researchers at Lancaster University. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Study, published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, highlights software’s role in tracking key ‘vital sign’ for brain healthA new neuroimaging software, Neuroreader, was shown to be as accurate… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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More than $40 million will be shared among seventy-six new, early career researchers working to find a cure and innovative therapies for Dementia, as part of the Australian Government’s $200… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Early detection presents new opportunities to slow or perhaps even halt disease progressionResearchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists are making progress on finding a molecular way to break down or block the formation of Lewy bodies – brain protein clumps associated with Parkinson’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Nilotinib, a drug used to treat leukemia, has been trialled with success on a small group with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia, improving cognitive ability and biomarkers Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Biochemists at Oregon State University have made a fundamental discovery about protein structure that sheds new light on how proteins fold, which is one of the most basic processes of life. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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