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Scientists Claim They May Have Discovered the Cause of Alzheimer's

Researchers said that they may have discovered the molecular-level cause of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists at the University of California—Riverside, in ...

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Viagra may be useful against Alzheimer's dementia

The impotence pill could have effects in the brain that may help fight dementia, say US researchers.

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Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

Brigham and Women's Hospital is conducting the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine meant to prevent or slow the disease's progression.

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PODCAST: Federal Government Okays Largest Medicare Price Hike in History | Underground USA | United States

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will rise roughly 14.5%, the largest increase ever in terms of dollars and among the largest percentage increases in recent years. Part of that reason for t

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Israel-led team creates a 'Google Map’ of brain RNA; may help Alzheimer’s fight

Scientists sequence RNA inside tissue ‘to nano resolution,’ and say breakthrough heralds new insights on brain research and why immunotherapy only works on some cancer patients

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Israeli Scientist's New Alzheimer's Treatment To Head For Clinical Trial

If the Alzheimer's treatment is successful, it could be a game-changer for the disorder, modifying its course and preventing its progression.

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Israeli Neuroscientist Says Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Help Kids With Autism

A new study headed by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University sheds light on the effects of ADNP syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum.

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New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer's Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease - Study Finds

An international research team led by Boston University researchers created an artificial intelligence computer algorithm that may solve this problem.

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Israeli startup hopes to battle Alzheimer's with enzyme-busting drug

After testing in lab, ProteKt Therapeutics says compound that inhibits the PKR enzyme can lead to cognitive improvements and slow the disease's progress; road ahead is long

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Israeli team uses silicon chip to deliver Alzheimer's-busting protein to brain

In Technion, Bar-Ilan trials, nanochip ferries 'neural growth factor' -- which combats neurodegenerative diseases -- and releases it where needed, overcoming blood-brain barrier

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Israel: 10 promising developments that can help Alzheimer’s patients - ISRAEL21c

For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, ISRAEL21c looks at new advances from Israel that are making headlines.

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Regular aerobic exercise may slow Alzheimer's progression - CNN

A proof-of-concept study shows regular aerobic exercise may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's.

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Israel researchers develop MRI technique to detect molecular changes in brain | The Times of Israel

Math model developed by Hebrew University team could pave the way for physicians to see beginnings of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's

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Jack Cohen - Life on Planet Alz

Jack Cohen – Life on Planet Alz I wrote “Life on Planet Alz, in 2017 as an account of my experiences trying to cope with my wife Naomi’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  It has now been featured on the web-site of an organization

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Can the Damage of Alzheimer’s Be Undone?

With epigenetics, there’s new hope for doing just that.

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The Brain May Actually Keep Generating New Cells Well Into Old Age | Smart News | Smithsonian

An analysis of 58 brain samples found that neurogenesis declines over time and is particularly poor among those with Alzheimer's

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

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We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

Evidence is growing that a bacterium involved in gum disease causes Alzheimer's, raising hopes that a vaccine could one day prevent the disease

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Saliva Test For Early Detection Of Alzheimer's Disease Delivers Promising Results - Study Finds

Catching the development of Alzheimer's disease early on can make a world of difference in helping to treat the devastating condition. Scientists have long sought to find accurate, easier methods of detecting the disease, and now a promising new study sho

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New Vaccine Could Cut Number Of Alzheimer's Cases In Half

A new Alzheimer's vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern could conceivably cut the number of dementia cases in half.

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Story-listening shows promise as an intervention for people living with dementia – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Given that there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, anything that can help with memory is surely to be welcomed.

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A New Approach to Alzheimer's: Clearing the Brain's Retired Cells - The Atlantic

A study in mice hints at a new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases—but many questions remain.

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Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers at Unlearn, a startup that designs software tools for clinical research, have developed a system that predicts the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Caregivers: How to Carve Out More Time for Yourself—and for Sleep

Overseeing a loved one’s health is a rewarding but often exhausting experience. Learn how to make the job easier with these 3 sleep-better strategies.

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Research on the Connection Between the Brain and Gut

The gut microbiome may also contribute to MS and Alzheimer’s disease.

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South Carolina leads the nation for Alzheimer’s. 5 ways to keep from losing your mind

Hilton Head nonprofit Memory Matters adds prevention education to its arsenal of Alzheimer's and dementia help for clients and families.

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Excessive daytime sleepiness tied to Alzheimer's - CNN

Poor sleep and the risk of dementia go hand in hand, but no one knew which came first -- until now.

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Can this eye scan detect Alzheimer's years in advance?

It turns out Alzheimer's affects the retina - the back end of the eye - similarly to how it affects the brain.

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Women's Brains Have More Blood Flow Than Men's, New Study Shows

Scientists have discovered a new difference between the sexes: women's brains seem to be more active than men's brains, in terms of blood flow through specific regions.

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Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link?

Could your chances of getting dementia depend on what’s in your medicine cabinet? WebMD has the details.

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USC researchers developing Alzheimer's disease vaccine

Researchers at the University of Southern California are working on a vaccine to help treat Alzheimer's disease.

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Slipping Away- Kris Kristofferson's Battle with Lyme Disease

Kris Kristofferson, still crooning and gorgeous at 80, is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been...

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The Anxiety And Sleeping Drugs Linked to Dementia And Death

Drugs prescribed for anxiety, OCD, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked to dementia.

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Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer's disease, says study

Research finds distinctive language deficits in people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia

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Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s dementia , exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.

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Hogeweyk Is A Village In Netherlands Designed Specifically For People Who Suffer From Dementia - Trendzified

Hogeweyk, a town outside Amsterdam, consists of 150 residents who live in 23 homes and stretches over 3 acres. What a wonderful idea!

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Stem From Infections | TIME

Alzheimer's disease may be the result of plaque buildup that happens when the brain fights off infections, a new study suggests.

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The Personality Trait That Doubles Alzheimer's Risk

Study of link between dementia and personality followed 800 women for 38 years.

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New hope for Alzheimer’s? Researchers see first promising therapies in decades

Hundreds of tests and clinical trials are making progress in diagnosing Alzheimer’s earlier and coming up with possible treatments.

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Dementia: 9 Warning Signs Everyone Should Know

Includes: memory problems that are perfectly normal and those which are slightly worrying.

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Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia?

A major new study is believed to be the first to show that a behavioral intervention—a brain exercise called speed training—can reduce dementia risk.

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The Sense of an Ending: A New Way to Care for #Dementia

An Arizona nursing home offers new ways to care for people with dementia.

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Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you’re intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you’ll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the s

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Grandparents who Babysit Are Less Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s

There’s nothing like grandchildren to keep older adults joyful and active. A recent study shows that spending a moderate amount of time with grand kids may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease by increasing brain function and memory.In ad

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Brain changes wrought by gene linked to Alzheimer’s may begin in childhood, scientists say

The gene that makes some people more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease as adults also affects the brain development and mental abilities of children, a new study shows.

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Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells

With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treatmen...

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One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Microglia might hold the key to what causes Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, autism, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders.

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Alzheimer's could be helped with meditation

Researchers at Jena University Hospital in Germany found chemicals behind the feel-good feeling produced by meditation may also provide a boost.

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Israeli drug makes Alzheimer’s symptoms disappear in mice - Science

Despite optimism, bitter truth is that over 99 percent of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s treatments end in failure.

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New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...

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Dementia: 9 Warning Signs Everyone Should Know

Includes: memory problems that are perfectly normal and those which are slightly worrying.

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Snake Venom Could Hold Key To Alzheimer's Breakthrough - PsyBlog

The snake venom originally came from a pit viper, which is found in South and Central America.

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Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes - a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria - are major

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#Head injuries may lead to the development of #dementia later in life

Scientists at Imperial College London found protein clumps, usually associated with Alzheimer’s disease, in the brains of people long thought to have recovered from a head injury.

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More evidence emerges for 'transmissible Alzheimer's' theory : Nature News & Comment

Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.

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This Fine Belief May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest LinkedIn 0 Email This belief about ageing may protect against memory loss linked to Alzheimer’s. Holding more positive beliefs about ageing may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. The results come fro

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Scientists Claim Alzheimer’s Is A Set Of Different Diseases That Should Be Treated Separately

Israeli researchers show that Alzheimer's is actually a collection of diseases that should be treated separately - with a variety of different approaches.

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Dealing with a loved one's dementia and debt

Step in to help mom or dad manage finances at the first signs of bills not being paid and credit cards being run up...

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Is Our Identity in Intellect, Memory or Moral Character?

A new paper looking at Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases finds a surprising answer to where our identity lies.

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Better Sleep May Be Incredibly Important to Alzheimer’s Risk

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how Alzheimer’s starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory.

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New wave of Alzheimer's research aims to diagnose, treat much earlier - CBS News

As scientists gain a deeper understanding of Alzheimer's, they're trying to develop new approaches to treatment

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Ahead of Alzheimer’s meeting, researchers seize on signs of progress

From Yahoo News: By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - After decades of Alzheimer’s research that led to dead ends, including 123 drugs that failed, top researchers in the field say they are far more confident now of producing an eff

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Poor sleep is associated with buildup of toxic Alzheimer’s protein

Restful sleep is required for us to store and save our memories. If you are not getting enough sleep each night, you may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This is something that I feel equally applies to many other chronic disea

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People with Purpose: Debbie Haspel | Observer Media Group

In 2009, Debbie Haspel moved to Sarasota to retire and play golf. Since then, she’s become involved in a variety of causes and serves on the board of three organizations — but she hasn’t golfed in a year.

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Idea from Adam Sandler film used to soothe dementia patients - AOL.com

The personal morning video appears to be a new wrinkle in dementia caretaking.

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Were We Getting Alzheimer’s Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment

A large Mayo Clinic study has found that, when it comes to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree.

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Israel Prize For Orthodox Female Holocaust Survivor Who Pioneered Breakthrough Alzheimer's Drug | Health News

This year's winner of the Israel Prize for Medicine is professor Marta Weinstock-Rosin, who developed the first and only FDA-approved skin patch to treat

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Fish Oil Boosts Brain Power

“They also experienced less brain shrinkage in areas of the brain important for healthy cognitive aging — the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, the portion of the brain responsible for forming and retaining memories.”  For this study, researchers an

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Secret behind why Alzheimer's patients cannot make new memories discovered - Telegraph

Scientists discover molecule that stops new memories forming in people with Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of new drugs to treat dementia