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Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer’s gene

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer’s gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease causes signs in human brain cells. Also, the scientists managed to correct the gene and erase its harmful effects. Scientists fix the faulty gene that most likely causes Alzheimer’s. The complex role of the apolipoprotein (APOE) gene in […]

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Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk

Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk

Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A traumatic brain injury (TBI), even a mild one such as a concussion, may raise your risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed 36 years of data from 2.8 million people and found that those who sustained TBIs were 24 percent more likely […]

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The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer’s Research

The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer’s Research

Latest Alzheimers News TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The way that Alzheimer’s disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms. That’s what leading Alzheimer’s scientists are proposing in what could be a major policy change for investigating the brain-robbing illness. “We have to focus on biological or […]

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Alzheimer’s Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: Survey

Alzheimer’s Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: Survey

Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease may discourage Americans from learning about their risk and from joining clinical trials for potential new treatments, a small survey reveals. “We found that concerns about discrimination and overly harsh judgments about the severity of symptoms were most prevalent,” lead researcher […]

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Scientists Remove Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques in Mice

Scientists Remove Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques in Mice

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Experts have long viewed plaque buildup as a largely symptomless marker for future Alzheimer’s […]

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The High Costs of Alzheimer’s

The High Costs of Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimers News TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sharp increases in Alzheimer’s disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease — 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the number of seniors with […]

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Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You may spend a lot of time working out, but there’s a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years. New research finds that being physically fit around age 50 lowers a woman’s risk of developing memory-robbing […]

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Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer’s Risk

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer’s Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report. A hallmark of Alzheimer’s is the accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid. […]

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What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s

What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimers News FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes. “A good caretaker who understands the disease, its symptoms and progression is crucial to the overall well-being of people with Alzheimer’s,” […]