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Alzheimer's blood test detects brain damage years before symptoms">Alzheimer's blood test detects brain damage years before symptoms

Testing blood levels of a protein that brain cells leak when faulty or dying detected people with Alzheimer’s disease years before their symptoms emerged. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all">Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all

New research suggests that fecal transplants from “super donors” could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Alzheimer's: What leads to brain cell damage?">Alzheimer's: What leads to brain cell damage?

The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer's">Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer's

According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer’s disease than protein buildup in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease">Stress may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease

A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease">Experimental drug may prevent Alzheimer's disease

A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer’s. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development">A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development

Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer’s. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?">Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?

Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found">Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Predicting diagnosis and cognition with 18F-AV-1451 tau PET and structural MRI in Alzheimer's disease">Predicting diagnosis and cognition with 18F-AV-1451 tau PET and structural MRI in Alzheimer's disease

The relative importance of structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and tau positron emission tomography (PET) to predict diagnosis and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is unclear. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Nutrient in mother's diet may help fight Alzheimer's in offspring">Nutrient in mother's diet may help fight Alzheimer's in offspring

Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer’s hallmarks in the brain and better memory function. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory">Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory

New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Genetic screen in a large series of patients with primary progressive aphasia">Genetic screen in a large series of patients with primary progressive aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurological syndrome, associated with both frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, in which progressive language impairment emerges as the most salient clinical feature during the initial stages of disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?">What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?

As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment">6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

A new study finds that 6 months of exercise, when added to dieting, can reverse 9 years of decline in certain cognitive functions. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Alzheimer's: Study zeroes in on brain's weakest link">Alzheimer's: Study zeroes in on brain's weakest link

In a new study, researchers find out which brain cells are most vulnerable to the accumulation of toxic plaques that drive Alzheimer’s and speculate why. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link">Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

New research examines cognitive function and brain atrophy in both people with and without type 2 diabetes over the course of approximately 5 years. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need">Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs) are a global crisis facing the aging population and society as a whole. With the numbers of people with ADRDs predicted to rise dramatically across the world, the scientific community can no longer neglect the need for research focusing on ADRDs among underrepresented ethnoracial Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Subjective cognitive decline and rates of incident Alzheimer's disease and non–Alzheimer's disease dementia">Subjective cognitive decline and rates of incident Alzheimer's disease and non–Alzheimer's disease dementia

In this multicenter study on subjective cognitive decline (SCD) in community-based and memory clinic settings, we assessed the (1) incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and non-AD dementia and (2) determinants of progression to dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach?">Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach?

A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's">A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's

New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. If scientists replicate the study’s promising results, it may be a breakthrough. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment">Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Alzheimer's Association Update">Alzheimer's Association Update

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and Alzheimer’s Society (UK), has awarded 21 grants totaling more than $500,000 that aim to improve quality of life for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders program supports emerging Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern">Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern

As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

Quantitative proteomics reveals distinct composition of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease">Quantitative proteomics reveals distinct composition of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease

We investigated the proteomic profiles of amyloid plaques (APs) from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and age-matched non-AD brains and APP/PS1 transgenic model mice. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More