Archive for August, 2017

A new study shows how a series of events involving immune cells, amyloid beta, and tau could be the start of Alzheimer’s and names targets for stopping it. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells’ lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and neurodegenerative diseases. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The brain begins to decline with age. We examine what happens to the brain over time and whether the rate of decline can be slowed or even prevented. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have found that both strength-endurance training and dancing increased hippocampal volume in the brain, but the latter had the greatest impact. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new meta-analysis suggests that women and men face the same Alzheimer’s genetic risk factor, but women are more susceptible between ages 65 and 75. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have created an algorithm that could predict the risk of Alzheimer’s in patients with mild cognitive impairment 2 years before symptoms arise. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study finds that insufficient REM sleep – the sleep phase wherein we do most of our dreaming – is strongly linked with an increased risk of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A study of more than 800,000 people in Denmark finds that those exposed to higher levels of lithium in drinking water were at lower risk of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a nationally representative sample of older U.S. adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A fall in hospital deaths in dementia has been interpreted as indicating an improvement in end-of-life care. Whether other indicators of quality of end-of-life care, such as emergency department (ED) attendance, show a similar trend is unclear. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A damaged sense of smell correlates with other biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, providing hope that smell tests might help diagnose the disease earlier. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms begin to interfere… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study examines serotonin transporters and suggests that rather than being an effect of Alzheimer’s disease, low serotonin may cause the illness. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study in rodents shows how physical exercise in early life creates a cognitive reserve that improves cognition and neuronal activity in later years. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A common indicator of neurobiological disturbance among the elderly may also be associated with mortality, according to a study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Nicole A. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers have restored brain plasticity in the visual cortex of middle-aged mice to that of a younger state by manipulating a gene called Arc. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It affects more than 5 million Americans. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers discover how to block the enzyme HDAC2 to reverse memory loss in mouse models of Alzheimer’s without disrupting other functions of the enzyme. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists report in a new study that by imitating a natural process of cells, they prevented the formation of protein clumps associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have discovered that defects in the transport of lysosomes within neurons promote the buildup of protein aggregates in the brains of mice with… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study finds that women have higher activity in more regions of the brain than men, a discovery that may explain sex differences in brain disorders. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like brain toxicity. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Whether or not you have high blood pressure, your risk of dementia may be higher if your pressure varies a lot from day to day, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Action video games lead to a reduced volume of gray matter in the hippocampus, which can seriously impact brain health, a new study suggests. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Study finds that modifiable vascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking in mid-life are tied to higher risk of dementia later. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Gene variation linked to Alzheimer’s is also associated with fluid intelligence in children, prompting questions about its role in cognitive functioning. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new study finds a molecular link between early life post-traumatic stress disorder and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in old age. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Dementia affects one-third of all people older than 65 years in the United States. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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