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Why are Alzheimer’s and dementia rates falling in Europe and the U.S.?

The risk for a person to develop dementia over a lifetime is now 13 percent lower than it was in ...
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Common vaccines appear to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline

[Two studies] have demonstrated that flu and pneumococcal vaccines are linked with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In both ...
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Omega 3s in high doses shown effective in slowing Alzheimer’s in small study

[T]o date the majority of studies evaluating omega-3s for averting or curtailing cognitive decline in human participants have failed to ...
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Should we be treating Alzheimer’s by targeting the gut before brain symptoms even appear?

[M]isfolded protein build-up in the gut could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. This could suggest a ...
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Exercise may benefit your brain more than any other part of your body

The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends that people exercise at moderate intensity a total of 2.5 hours each week – ...
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Stimulating brain waves prompts immune cells to fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Discoveries that transcend boundaries are among the greatest delights of scientific research, but such leaps are often overlooked because they ...
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People with two copies of ‘Alzheimer’s gene’ at greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection

The APOE ε4 gene variant that puts people at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease also has a link ...
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Seeking a big break: How ‘brain-on-a-chip’ devices are revolutionizing brain disorder research

How do we pick apart an organ as complex as the brain and gain a better understanding of what goes ...
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Menopause might be a tipping point for Alzheimer’s for millions of women

Estrogen is the master regulator of metabolism in the youthful female brain, orchestrating everything from glucose transport and uptake to ...
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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with artificial intelligence and brain scans

In recent years, scientists and clinicians have focused their attention toward machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help them diagnose ...
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‘Cartoonishly oversimplistic’: Researchers rethinking amyloid hypothesis for Alzheimer’s

[Experts are] divided about whether treating amyloid buildup—long thought to be the best target for an Alzheimer's therapy—is still a ...
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Alzheimer’s research is at a dead end. Here are 5 unexplored treatment routes

It is time to go back to basics. I have been a scientist involved in Alzheimer's research for three decades, ...
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Aging America: In 30 years, 13.8 million people in the US may have Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common dementia among older adults, now affects about 5.8 million U.S. residents 65 and older — ...
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Stopping the ‘raging fire of Alzheimer’s’: Researchers shifting attention in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

Tau was long thought to be a secondary actor. Amyloid plaque builds up first, largely outside of neurons, followed by ...
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Seeking new momentum in Alzheimer’s research after decades of slow progress

5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, with a new person developing the condition about every minute of every day. There is still ...
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Genetic mutations may provide natural defense against Alzheimer’s

A set of genetic mutations may protect against Alzheimer’s, research suggests. The memory-robbing disease is poorly understood, with few known ...
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Alzheimer’s research is stuck on a ‘single, unproven hypothesis’. It’s time to explore new theories

Over the past decade we’ve seen failure after failure in clinical trials for neurodegenerative disease. Despite over 200 clinical trials, ...
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Alzheimer’s link to herpes disputed in new study

Around 30 years ago, researchers in the UK discovered DNA strands of herpes simplex virus 1 in postmortem brain samples of Alzheimer’s ...
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Dementia’s ‘biological weak spot’: A single mutation helped this woman evade Alzheimer’s for decades

A cruel twist of genetic fate brought Alzheimer’s disease to a sprawling Colombian family. But thanks to a second twist, ...
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Gene therapy for Alzheimer’s? Biotech startup suggests new approach, using dementia ‘off switch’

What if there were a single mechanism in the brain that, when faulty, leads to all kinds of dementias? And ...
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Exercise Rx: Physical activity is ‘personal regenerative medicine’ and ‘acts like pharmaceutical drugs’

As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able ...
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Podcast: Recovering memories through song: Could this be a ‘standard of care’ for dementia patients?

PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: The connection between music and memory was a life-changing experience for Nancy Gustafson, a retired opera singer ...
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Protein tangles may help predict where and how Alzheimer’s will strike the brain

Tangles of a protein found inside the brain cells of people with Alzheimer’s disease can be used to predict future ...
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Infographic: These blood biomarkers could be critical to diagnosing, treating Alzheimer’s

Researchers are investigating a host of molecules found in the blood that could reveal pathological processes in the brain. Here ...
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Anxiety in dementia patients is often ‘overlooked, underestimated and not identified’

It’s not uncommon for people with dementia to roam around a lot and to be very restless, both day and ...
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Promise of treating Alzheimer’s with sensory stimulation: ‘Everybody can do it at home’

At SfN 2019, we interviewed Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory in the Department of ...
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Why finding a blood test for Alzheimer’s could be the key to new treatments

Alzheimer’s patients who were at earlier stages of the disease did better than those with more advanced cognitive decline [in ...
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Why do women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients? The answer may be found in menopause

Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Why? It has often been posited that this is because women live longer ...
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