Alzheimer’s

Changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease detectable in blood samples
October 15, 2019
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the other being cognitively healthy. The researchers utilised the latest ...
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Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia
October 14, 2019
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with physical agitation, massage and touch therapy were more efficacious than usual care or caregiv...
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Dementia spreads via connected brain networks
October 14, 2019
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks....
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What to know about acetylcholine
October 11, 2019
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Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target
October 11, 2019
One hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the massing of tangles of tau protein in the brain. Now, a new study in mice proposes that a type of brain immune cell called microglia drives the tissue damage that is linked to tau clumping.
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Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: Evidence from brain connectivity evaluation
October 11, 2019
The researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization.
Overcoming the blood-brain-barrier: Delivering therapeutics to the brain
October 11, 2019
For the first time, scientists have identified a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain - which could lead to improved treatments for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.
Deciphering the early stages of Parkinson’s disease is a matter of time
October 11, 2019
Researchers haveidentified for the first time the initial steps of alpha-synuclein protein aggregates related to early onsets of hereditary Parkinson cases. The results may help the understanding of the early stages of the disease and how it develops over time....
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Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders
October 10, 2019
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. Researchers show that serum neurofilament levels can be used as a diagnostic tool to differentiate between these conditions.
Standard Memory Tests for Seniors Might Differ by Gender
October 10, 2019


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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are some tests designed to measure memory declines missing signs of trouble in women?
New research suggests that might be the case.
More women than men wer...
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