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Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics? Frontotemporal dementia, or frontotemporal lobar dementia, is an umbrella term that refers to a range of early onset dementias characterized by the progressive atrophying of the brain’s frontal […]

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What to know about brain atrophy

What to know about brain atrophy

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. There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions, […]

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Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

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? Share on PinterestRecent research set out to reveal whether or not hydration levels can affect cognitive performance in older adults. Dehydration can cause […]

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What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests

What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests

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. Share on PinterestNew research is questioning the predominant hypothesis that a buildup of beta-amyloid causes Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5.5 million people in the United States and millions […]

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Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine

Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine

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. Share on PinterestScientists believe that they are on the path to a vaccine against dementia. […]

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Study Might Point Alzheimer’s Research in Whole New Direction

Study Might Point Alzheimer’s Research in Whole New Direction

Latest Alzheimer’s News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new brain scanning technique is shaking up what researchers thought they knew about Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers now say they can predict with reasonable accuracy which brain regions will wither and atrophy in Alzheimer’s by identifying the places where tau protein […]

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More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer’s

More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimer’s News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For decades, scientists have known that Alzheimer’s disease is accompanied by the buildup of clumps of amyloid protein between brain cells. Could these plaques be causing the disease? That’s been a prevailing theory driving Alzheimer’s research for years. But a new […]

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Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk

Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk

A new, long-term study finds that midlife obesity raises the risk of dementia in women. However, calorie intake and physical inactivity do not. Share on PinterestObesity in midlife may raise a woman’s risk of dementia later on, new research suggests. Sarah Floud, Ph.D., of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford […]

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Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia

Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia

A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening? Share on PinterestAn inflammation marker in the blood could help predict dementia. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, around […]