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Alzheimer’s: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms

Alzheimer’s: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms

New research identifies changes in the neurochemistry and anatomy of the brain that occur decades before people experience any symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Brain changes may occur decades before people experience Alzheimer’s symptoms, accumulating evidence suggests. The fact that more than 35 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease has led some experts to […]

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Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

Novel Alzheimer’s drug passes first phase of human testing

A new drug for treating Alzheimer’s disease has successfully passed the first phase of testing in humans. Preclinical studies had already shown that the drug could improve memory and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in older mice. A potential treatment for Alzheimer’s moves a step closer. Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, […]

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Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, watching your blood pressure, avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol intake can reduce your risk of dementia, according to World Health Organization guidelines released Tuesday. Latest Alzheimer’s News The WHO also cautioned against taking dietary supplements such as Vitamins B and E in […]

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Alzheimer’s: How light therapy could protect the brain

Alzheimer’s: How light therapy could protect the brain

Researchers have previously shown that a type of light therapy could potentially reduce toxic proteins that build up in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. Now, the same team has identified what happens at cell level to achieve this result. A recent study asked why flickering light might help fight Alzheimer’s. In 2016, scientists at Massachusetts […]

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Could Alzheimer’s Spread Like an Infection Throughout the Brain?

Could Alzheimer’s Spread Like an Infection Throughout the Brain?

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With findings that might alter the path of Alzheimer’s research, scientists say misfolded forms of two proteins appear to spread through patients’ brains similar to an infection. The findings suggest that Alzheimer’s is a “double-prion” disorder. This discovery could help lead to new treatments that […]