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Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer’s-like condition

Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer’s-like condition

An international working group of experts has agreed on guidelines to help increase scientific and public awareness about a brain condition that mimics Alzheimer’s disease. The condition is not new but has come to light in recent research and clinical trials. Researchers have identified a misfolded protein in the brain that may be ‘a possible […]

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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists could repurpose felodipine to prevent Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the Guangzhou Institutes […]

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Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

(HealthDay News) — Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory: Stay physically and mentally active. Socialize often. Stay organized. Sleep well. Eat healthy. Manage chronic conditions. Latest Alzheimer’s News If memory loss […]

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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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More Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?

More Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amyloid beta has long been a prime suspect in Alzheimer’s disease, since abnormal levels of the protein form disruptive plaques between patients’ brain cells. But drug trials aimed at lowering amyloid levels have repeatedly failed to save people’s brains, and some […]

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Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Memory can deteriorate naturally, due to age, and even when this process is not related to neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, it can still affect a person’s quality of life. Now, researchers from Boston University in Massachusetts are exploring ways of fighting age-related memory decline. By resynchronizing brain waves, we could reverse some age-related memory […]

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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 […]