Archive for January, 2017

New research uses mice to show how glucose deprivation leads to neural tangles typical of Alzheimer’s disease, triggering cognitive and memory impairment. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an important role in controlling attention and cognition. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is thought to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) through abnormalities in white matter networks. Gray matter (GM) hub covariance networks share only partial overlap with white matter connectivity, and their relationship with SVD has not been examined in AD. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that the biochemical reactions responsible for Alzheimer’s disease may begin as early as the womb. Vitamin A plays a crucial role. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists have found a molecule that restores normal levels of a protein responsible for Alzheimer’s disease; tests were performed on mice and monkeys. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A West Virginia research team have found that using meditation or music listening programs may have benefits for people with preclinical cognitive decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We have just finished reading the paradigm-setting study by the Workgroup on Calcium Hypothesis convened by the Alzheimer’s Association and the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia [1]. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Olfactory neurons in the nasal cavity are the primary source of our sense of smell. Unlike many types of neurons, olfactory neurons are continuously generated throughout the adult lifespan. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease associated with the abnormal accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ) and microtubule-associated protein tau (tau). Although the mechanisms through which abnormal accumulation of proteins leads to neuronal vulnerability are still under investigation, intracellular calcium homeostasis is dysregulated and has been implicated in the neurobiology Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research funded by Pharmacy Research UK and published in Health Expectations, reveals people with dementia may struggle with managing their medication – exposing them to side-effects… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We thank Mapstone et al. for their comments on our failure to replicate their index findings on plasma metabolite biomarkers of incident Alzheimer disease (AD) [1]. They raise three main concerns with our study [2] which they suggest precludes comparison with their earlier report. We respond to each of these in Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that a buildup of tau – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s – interferes with the brain’s GPS, explaining why some Alzheimer’s patients wander. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The UK’s current health and social care system isn’t fit for purpose when it comes to caring for people living with dementia (PLWD) who also have other illnesses and chronic conditions. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that delirium triggered by hospitalization can accelerate cognitive decline as well as dementia in senior patients. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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For the first time, a study investigates the link between high blood pressure later in life and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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We investigated the association between age of onset of hypertension and dementia risk in an oldest-old cohort. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests years of bilingualism alters the brain to use resources more efficiently when concentrating, giving insights to successful aging. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New study suggests the impact of ministrokes is wider and longer-lasting than previously understood, potentially causing dementia and cognitive decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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What is early-onset Alzheimer’s and what causes it? Learn about coping with the condition, the financial burden, and its effect on relationships. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study finds the risk of dementia onset is just as high for sedentary older adults as it is for those with a genetic predisposition for the disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid – found in chicory – has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed? Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The Mediterranean is a haven for lovers of crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed landscapes. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A study of nearly 3,000 older Chinese adults finds that napping for around an hour after lunch may improve memory and thinking ability. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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