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Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

Alzheimer’s is a relentless disease in which toxic clusters of beta-amyloid protein collect in brain cells. Now, scientists have designed a synthetic peptide, or small protein, that can block beta-amyloid in its early and most harmful stages. New research may have found a way to stop Alzheimer’s-related brain damage in its early stages. The synthetic […]

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Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

PET scans that can detect changes in the brain relating to Alzheimer’s disease could improve the diagnosis and medical care of people with dementia and similar symptoms. An innovative type of brain scan may improve care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment. Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing […]

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This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. A new approach to dementia research may bring us closer to a treatment, but unexpected challenges could halt this progress. Dr. […]

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

New research in mice reveals that an innovative light and sound stimulation therapy can clear toxic plaque buildup in the brain and reduce some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and impaired cognitive functioning. A light and sound combination therapy could fight off Alzheimer’s symptoms. The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the […]

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Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

The majority of people with sleep apnea do not receive a diagnosis. However, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between this condition and a form of dementia. There may be an association between sleep apnea and dementia, according to a recent study. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), an […]

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What are the early signs of dementia?

What are the early signs of dementia?

Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms affecting a person’s cognitive functioning, including their ability to think, remember, and reason. It tends to get worse over time, so there are a few key early warning signs. Dementia occurs when nerve cells in a person’s brain stop working. Although it typically happens in […]