Alzheimer’s

NAD+ can restore age-related muscle deterioration, research finds
January 19, 2021
Scientists have discovered that Alzheimer's-like protein aggregates underly the muscle deterioration seen in aging. But the aggregates can be reversed by boosting the levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which turns on the defense systems of mitochondria in cells and restores muscle f...
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Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead
January 19, 2021
Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study. In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional connections of brain regions become decoupled through...
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Memory may be preserved in condition with brain changes similar to Alzheimer’s disease
January 13, 2021
Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurodegenerative condition characterized by prominent language problems that worsen over time. About 40% of people with the condition have underlying Alzheimer's disease. But a new study has found that people with the condition may not develop the memory proble...
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MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson’s disease
January 13, 2021
A new study suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). While researchers have long known of neuroprotective effects of the MIND diet for diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, this study is the first to suggest a lin...
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Approximately half of AD dementia cases are mild, one-fifth are severe
January 13, 2021
What percent of patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) currently have severe dementia? Do more people have mild disease? Or are the majority suffering with moderate dementia? A new study using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) sheds light on these trends....
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New studies support blood test for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease
January 13, 2021
Researchers provide convincing evidence that an in-house developed blood test for Alzheimer's disease can detect the disease early and track its course, which has major implications for a potential use in clinical practice and treatment trials.
Rotten egg gas could guard against Alzheimer’s disease
January 12, 2021
Typically characterized as poisonous, corrosive and smelling of rotten eggs, hydrogen sulfide's reputation may soon get a face-lift thanks to researchers. In experiments in mice, researchers have shown the foul-smelling gas may help protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer's disease....
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Protein that can be toxic in the heart and nerves may help prevent Alzheimer’s
January 7, 2021
A protein that wreaks havoc in the nerves and heart when it clumps together can prevent the formation of toxic protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows. The findings could lead to new treatments for this brain-ravaging condition, which currently has no truly effective th...
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Journal article reviews century of data showing COVID-19 likely to impact the brain
January 6, 2021
Decades of data paint a compelling case for why COVID-19 survivors, even those with few symptoms, could experience long-term effects on the brain and central nervous system.
Solo seniors with cognitive impairment hit hard by pandemic
January 6, 2021
The pandemic has exacerbated isolation and fears for one very vulnerable group of Americans: the 4.3 million older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone.
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