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Alzheimer's Disease

How Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease are Connected

2015-05-06 08:18
diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected

A new study provides significant evidence that diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease have a special relationship. Experts at Washington University School of Medicine report that high blood sugar levels associated with diabetes can raise the levels of key protein fragments found in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Numerous previous studies have suggested the relationship between diabetes and the most common form of dementia.

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Diabetes and depression increase dementia risk

2015-04-15 21:59
Combination of depression and diabetes increase dementia risk

Depression and diabetes on their own can affect the brain, but together they can significantly increase the risk of dementia, a new study found.

Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough interfere with daily life.

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Progress in Alzheimer's Research for Effective Treatments

2015-04-15 11:12
Alzheimer's disease treatment research

Perhaps one of the greatest fears that people face as they age is developing Alzheimer’s disease. This chronic and incurable disease afflicts more than five million Americans who suffer gradual onset and progression of memory and other cognitive losses to the extent that they can no longer care for themselves.

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Alois Alzheimer first described the abnormal brain protein deposits – amyloid plaques and tau tangles – that accumulate in brain regions that control mental function.

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Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients given their diagnosis

2015-03-24 13:26
Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients given diagnosis

Fewer than half of Alzheimer's patients or their caretakers were given their diagnosis by their doctor, according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association.

The 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report also found that over 90 percent of people with the four

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How Ultrasound Could Stop Alzheimer's Disease

2015-03-14 07:51
ultrasound stop Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) report they have found how ultrasound could stop Alzheimer’s disease. Thus far this finding has been observed in a mouse only, but future studies in sheep and humans are planned.

The expert team used ultrasound to remove amyloid-beta peptide (aka amyloid-B or amyloid plaque) from the brain of a mouse that had the plaque deposits and displayed symptoms of

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Physical and mental exercises may protect against elderly cognitive decline

2015-03-12 20:50
Physical, mental exercise can prevent cognitive decline in the elderly

Mental and physical exercises, along with healthy eating, can slow cognitive decline in the elderly, according to new research.

Previous studies have shown links between cognitive decline and factors such as fitness, heart health, and diet.

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Could beer really fend off Alzheimer's disease?

2015-01-31 08:42
Compound in hops could help prevent neurological diseases.

According to scientists, hops in beer could be more healthful than previously known, especially for protecting the brain from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Findings reported in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest xanthohumol found in hops might slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Medications commonly given to elders could substantially spike Alzheimer's risk

2014-09-11 13:10
Alzheimer's linked to popular prescription drugs

Are your medications putting you at risk for Alzheimer's disease? Researchers recently found a link between common medications known as benzodiazepines that are prescribed for almost half of elders in the US and the development of Alzheimer's disease.

If you, a spouse, parent or family member are taking anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax or Valium you might be interested in what the medications can do your brain.

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