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April 30, 2016

Half of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents Go to Hospital ED Regardless of Cognitive Status

Apr. 19, 2016 — Almost half of long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an ED over course of a year regardless of cognitive status. Only about a third of these individuals were ... read more

Investigating Plasma Levels as Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 18, 2016 — The first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's ... read more

Scientists Discover a Missing Link Between Tau and Memory Loss

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but until recently, they did not understand how it hindered cognitive function. In a new study, researchers reveal how tau ... read more

Brain Study Reveals How Long-Term Memories Are Erased

Mar. 31, 2016 — Vital clues about how the brain erases long term memories have now been ... read more

Transmissibility of Alzheimer's: No Clinical Symptoms

Mar. 29, 2016 — Researchers have published the results of a clarifying research study on the potential transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, ... read more

Tooth Loss Increases the Risk of Diminished Cognitive Function

Mar. 23, 2016 — A team of researchers systematically assessed the association between oral health and cognitive function in adult populations, and found that there is an association between tooth loss and reduced ... read more

Women May Keep Verbal Memory Skills Longer Than Men in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's

Mar. 16, 2016 — Women may have a better memory for words than men despite evidence of similar levels of shrinkage in areas of the brain that show the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Novel Blood Test for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Mar. 15, 2016 — Today, Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed too late. Scientists have now developed a blood test that may potentially facilitate detection of Alzheimer's at an early stage. It is based on an ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — The blueberry, already labeled a 'super fruit' for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, also could be another weapon in the war against Alzheimer's ... read more

Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer's Risk in Half

Mar. 11, 2016 — A variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 50%, a new study ... read more

Link Between Gum Disease and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new study has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.Periodontitis or gum disease is common in older people ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Scientists have succeeded in sorting out the mechanism of Alzheimer's disease development and possibly distinguished its key ... read more

Nutritional Drink Can Help to Conserve Memory in Case of Prodromal Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 10, 2016 — This is the first time a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial has shown that a nutritional intervention can help to conserve the ability of prodromal AD patients to carry out everyday tasks, such ... read more

Cheap, Simple Tests Could Improve Alzheimer’s Disease Management at the Bedside

Mar. 9, 2016 — Small, sensitive biosensors could help doctors deliver personalized care, even in developing countries. A portable biosensor that could show how disease is progressing in patients with Alzheimer’s ... read more

Dementia Plaques Attack Language Center of Brain

Mar. 7, 2016 — The recent ability to peer into the brain of living individuals with a rare type of language dementia, primary progressive aphasia, provides important insight into the beginning stages of this ... read more

Discovery Identifies New Treatment Target for Age-Releated Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer's

Mar. 7, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a protein critical to the body's ability to remove waste products from the brain and retina is diminished in age-related macular degeneration, ... read more

Alzheimer's More Versatile Than Previously Known

Mar. 7, 2016 — Accumulation of the substance amyloid beta in the brain impairs the memory and cognitive ability in people with Alzheimer’s. New findings show that the cause of amyloid beta pathology might be more ... read more

Does a 'Western Diet' Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

Mar. 4, 2016 — New research provides insight into the role of the western diet in Alzheimer’s ... read more

New Biomarker of Brain Inflammation in Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 3, 2016 — A brain inflammation marker has been identified in patients at early asymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's disease. This secreted marker molecule, which can be measured from cerebrospinal fluid ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Neuroscientists show for the first time that PET scans can track the progression of Alzheimer's disease. In doing so, they also shed light on tau and beta amyloid, two key proteins associated ... read more

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