Archive for April, 2017

We aimed to investigate if cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is more frequent in genetically determined than in sporadic early-onset forms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (early-onset AD [EOAD]). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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People who are overweight and obese with type 2 diabetes may have a greater risk of developing more severe brain abnormalities and cognition complications. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Working with human brain tissue samples and genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers together with colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, the University of… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes identified that mutations in a protein commonly linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) result in obsessive-like behaviors. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The effect of exercise on the aging brain is still much debated. The latest review takes an in-depth look, concluding that physical activity is beneficial. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Comparing disease research in dementia and cancer provides ready similarities and contrasts, although one condition is generally thought of as tissue degeneration, and the other as tissue proliferation. Yet each disease can be devastating and fatal. Snyder et al. [1] provided a summary of the “Nexus” meeting, which explored those comparisons Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study reports an antibody therapy in development for the neurodegenerative disorders known as tauopathies may be eventually used as a marker to screen patients for disease progression, which… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In the letter by Dr. Louie entitled, “Comments on the ‘nexus’ meeting report re: dementia and cancer,” the author outlines a significant challenge in biomedical research: communicating knowledge among disparate disciplines and disease specialties. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The α-synuclein (SNCA) gene has been implicated in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Finding in zebrafish may contribute to understanding cognitive decline of aging. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Difficulty distinguishing novel objects is associated with family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Middle-aged adults with at least two risk factors for vascular disease may have higher levels of beta-amyloid – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s – in later life. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study examines the link between the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and the risk of developing pneumonia among people with Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Cortex of super-aged brain deteriorated much slower than average elderly brain over time. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer’s-related blogs may help to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. We take a look at five of the best Alzheimer’s blogs. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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