All posts tagged "Alzheimers disease"

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    Speech Analysis Key to Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people worldwide. It is reckoned that Alzheimer’s could reach epidemic proportions in developed countries unless therapies to cure or prevent...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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    Diet Changes May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

    What you eat benefits you in ways we are only now fully beginning to understand. A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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    Test May Shed Light on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease

    Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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    New Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Shows Promise

    Alzheimer’s Disease takes a terrible toll on both patients and their families, but new research may offer hope for treating this condition. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated an innovative Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Find Support Through Care2Caregivers

    Elvis Gardin likens being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to being alone on an island. “When a family member is diagnosed, those who assume their care enter uncharted territory with few...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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    University of Florida Research Suggests Trigger for Plaque in Alzheimer’s Patients

    In a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger Alzheimer’s Disease. Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s patients, but new research suggest...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    Elevated Testosterone Levels Linked to High Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

    Testorone has a complicated relationship with Alzheimer’s Disease. Studies have found that having lower testosterone levels increased the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, said Dr. James Hall, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at UNT Health Science...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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    Sleep Disturbances Linked to Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

    In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. The results are published in the scientific...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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    New Alzheimer’s Risk Factor Found for Women

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the nation’s most expensive disease, costing more than $200 million annually. The emotional cost of the disease is perhaps even greater. A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • In Familial Alzheimer’s Disease, Protein Plays More Complex Role Than Previously Thought

    Alzheimer’s disease sometimes runs in families, and has been linked to the malfunction of a particular protein in the brain. Researchers have found that the problem is not simply a loss of function of the protein, suggesting...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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