Archive for July, 2019

New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer’s disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Frailty is a critical intermediate status of the aging process including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains/phenotypes. We operationalized a new biopsychosocial frailty (BF) construct, estimating its impact on the risk of incident dementia and its subtypes. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease approaches ‘a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.’ Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Some models of therapy for neurodegenerative diseases envision starting treatment before symptoms develop. Demonstrating that such treatments are effective requires accurate knowledge of when symptoms would have started without treatment. Familial frontotemporal lobar degeneration offers a unique opportunity to develop predictors of symptom onset. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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