Category Archives: Alzheimer

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Predicts Future Cognitive Decline in Healthy People

Higher baseline levels of N-terminal fragment of tau in the blood of healthy subjects was associated with an increased risk of developing cognitive deficits and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Today, a clinician can order a blood test to check … Continue reading

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Memories of music cannot be lost to Alzheimer’s and dementia

The part of your brain responsible for ASMR catalogs music, and appears to be a stronghold against Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some music inspires you to move your feet, some inspire you to get out there and change the world. In any … Continue reading

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Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer’s Onset

The observation could pave the way for a blood test to predict disease progression in people with a genetic predisposition to developing the neurodegenerative disorder. Levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain increase in the blood and spinal fluid … Continue reading

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Memory Loss Identified Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Appear

UCL researchers have developed a new cognitive test able to detect subtle memory problems years before Alzheimer’s symptoms develop. A UCL-led team has developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer’s disease symptoms develop, set out … Continue reading

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Bilingualism Could Offset Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s

A new study reports bilingual people have an advantage when it comes to brain plasticity. Researchers report being multilingual could help stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia. After more than a decade of research, this much we know: it’s … Continue reading

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How AI can spot Alzheimer’s disease five years before diagnosis

Despite all the hype, artificial intelligence (AI) is not ready to replace doctors or automate brain surgery. But it can analyse immense amounts of data to help us better study, diagnose, treat and even prevent disease. Our hope is that … Continue reading

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Low Hippocampal Blood Flow and Higher Alzheimer’s Vulnerability in Marijuana Users

A new study reports marijuana users have lower blood flow to the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning. Hippocampus, the brain’s key memory, and learning center, has the lowest blood flow in marijuana users suggesting … Continue reading

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Diet Patterns May Keep Brain from Shrinking associated with Alzheimer’s disease

People with diets high in several vitamins or in omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease than people whose diets are not high in those nutrients, according to a new study … Continue reading

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The Alzheimer’s Generation: What We’ve Learned in 30 Years

In the early 1980s, most people with Alzheimer’s disease would have simply been labeled as “senile.” Spouses and adult children would take on the responsibility of providing care until it was time for a nursing home, where they received care … Continue reading

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

Read Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit. Alzheimer’s is still a disease that is routinely diagnosed only after death and autopsy. Then, it is easy … Continue reading

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