Alzheimer’s

Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels of a Brain 'Marker' for Alzheimer's
January 9, 2020



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By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep has been linked to the development of ...
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Losing a night of sleep may increase blood levels of Alzheimer’s biomarker
January 8, 2020
A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau -- a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease -- in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest.
Neurons’ energy organelle protected from damage linked to ALS, Alzheimer’s
January 8, 2020
Mitochondrial damage is increasingly recognized as a key factor underlying neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS. A new screening platform has identified a set of drug-like compounds that may protect them.
What to know about brain atrophy
January 8, 2020


Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage.
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Lifestyle choices could slow familial frontotemporal dementia
January 8, 2020
A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually inevitable, according to new research.
Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?
January 5, 2020

Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance?
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What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
January 4, 2020
Many researchers have argued that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid in the brain causes Alzheimer's. However, a new study offers some evidence contradicting this sequence....
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Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
January 4, 2020
Although a vaccine for dementia is a long way down the road, researchers recently made a few tentative steps closer. The authors of a recent study in mice hope that in the coming years, they can move into human trials....
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Keep exercising: New study finds it’s good for your brain’s gray matter
January 2, 2020
A study provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and aging.
Study Might Point Alzheimer's Research in Whole New Direction
January 2, 2020



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By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain scanning technique is shaking up what researchers thought they knew about ...
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