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A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Doctors may find it hard to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before the obvious symptoms set in, and many of the current tests for it are expensive and complicated. However, researchers recently devised a blood test that could accurately detect this condition. Recent research aimed to develop an accurate blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. According to the […]

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Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

For the first time, researchers have identified two clusters of genes that appear to generate the neurological hallmarks of dementia. The discovery provides a new path toward drug discovery. Understanding the genetic mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s moves us ever closer to an effective treatment. Dementia is a growing concern throughout the Western world and beyond. According […]

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Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern

Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern

A recent article raises important questions about the prevalence of firearms in the aging population of the United States. The authors argue that there is a vital need to discuss the relationship between dementia and guns. A recent article investigates the issue of gun ownership in an aging population. Gun ownership is a controversial topic, […]

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Alzheimer’s may soon be treated with HIV drugs

Alzheimer’s may soon be treated with HIV drugs

New research finds that an HIV enzyme plays a crucial role in driving Alzheimer’s-related brain pathology by altering the APP gene. The findings warrant “immediate clinical evaluation of HIV antiretroviral therapies in people with Alzheimer’s disease,” say the authors of the study. The revelations of a recent study suggest that HIV drugs might successfully treat […]

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Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer’s?

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s disease to date finds that a “handful of gene variants” increases some people’s risk of both dementia and cardiovascular disease. The findings imply that, in principle, we may be able to repurpose some cardiovascular drugs to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s. The findings of a new study raise the question: […]

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Alzheimer’s vaccine draws closer

Alzheimer’s vaccine draws closer

Building on decades of research, a new paper brings us one step closer to a vaccine that targets the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Prevention may soon be possible. Scientists inch closer to finding a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a degenerative neurological disease. Memory issues […]

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A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. Practicing an easy type of meditation daily may relieve some dementia symptoms. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes […]

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Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

Alzheimer’s: Artificial intelligence predicts onset

An artificial intelligence tool taught to analyze brain scans can accurately predict Alzheimer’s disease several years before a final diagnosis. Researchers used PET scans to train a deep learning algorithm to predict signs of Alzheimer’s. The team responsible suggests that, after further validation, the tool could greatly assist the early detection of Alzheimer’s, giving treatments […]

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Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

A new study finds that people with Alzheimer’s disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition. These findings could inform future Alzheimer’s treatments. A study examined the molecular pathways of brain tissue and the cells that line the inside of blood vessels in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s […]