Archive for June, 2016

Researchers find the active compound in marijuana – THC – reduces levels of beta-amyloid in nerve cells, a protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A University of Adelaide analysis of genetic mutations which cause early-onset Alzheimer’s disease suggests a new focus for research into the causes of the disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In March 2015, after several years of planning by the Alzheimer’s Association, its main scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and the journal’s publisher, the association launched its first online open access journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring [1] (http://www.dadm.alzdem.com). Going by the acronym “DADM,” this journal was conceived Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Apathy is common in neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) such as Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Although the definition of apathy is inconsistent in the literature, apathy is primarily defined as a loss of motivation and decreased interest in daily activities. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A large study of Scandinavian blood donors and transfusion recipients showed no evidence that dementia-type disorders are transmitted through blood transfusion. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and vice versa, according to new research from the University of Aberdeen. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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It is unknown if risk loci, identified by genome-wide association studies of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), are linked to common molecular mechanisms through epistatic effects. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers reveal how a comprehensive treatment approach reversed memory loss for 10 patients with early-stage cognitive decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Small trial from the Buck Institute and UCLA succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Patients surviving stroke without immediate dementia are at high risk of delayed-onset dementia. Mechanisms underlying delayed-onset dementia are complex and may involve vascular and/or neurodegenerative diseases. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Many disease-modifying clinical development programs in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have failed to date, and development of new and advanced preclinical models that generate actionable knowledge is desperately needed. This review reports on computer-based modeling and simulation approach as a powerful tool in AD research. Statistical data-analysis techniques can identify associations Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers at the Babraham Institute have found a way to replicate one of the earliest changes in Alzheimer’s disease in a dish. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A subtle change to the amyloid beta protein affects its aggregation behavior and stabilizes an intermediate form with enhanced toxicity. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The MAPT H1 haplotype has been associated with several neurodegenerative diseases. We were interested in exploring the role of MAPT haplotypic variation in risk of Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A loss of empathy in people diagnosed with younger-onset dementia is related to grey matter loss in the ‘social brain’, according to new research. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals – all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores – has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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When Elvis released his first number-one country hit “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” in 1955, the song was more correct scientifically than he could have imagined. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A brain enzyme that protects against oxidative stress may also protect against protein clump formation – a key player in neurodegenerative disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Adults who have dementia but who have not been formally diagnosed are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities than those with a diagnosis. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor’s check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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People with Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from earlier diagnosis if a long-term memory test combined with a brain scan were carried out, a study suggests. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers using contrast-enhanced MRI have identified leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of people with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study published online in the… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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