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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Women's Better Verbal Memory Skills May Mask Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Oct. 6, 2016 — Women may have better verbal memory skills than men even when their brains show the same level of problems metabolizing glucose, which occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to ... read more

Enzyme Treatment of Gene May Reverse Effects of Alzheimer's

Oct. 5, 2016 — The APOE gene is a promising target for therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer's, says a researcher, describing new ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer's disease. A case study now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. According to ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A certain form of immunotherapy targeted to Alzheimer's patients may be ineffective when that patient also has Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, report scientists. While these drugs ... read more

Abnormal Brain Protein May Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease Development

Sep. 30, 2016 — A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a new study of ... read more

Dementia: Catching the Memory Thief

Sep. 28, 2016 — It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' ... read more

New Imaging Technique in Alzheimer's Disease Opens Up Possibilities for New Drug Development

Sep. 28, 2016 — Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer’s disease. A case study in Sweden now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. ... read more

Trial Helps Doctors Tell Lewy Body Dementia from Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Sep. 21, 2016 — Knowing that many clinicians find it difficult to correctly diagnose patients with Lewy body dementia, researchers set out to develop a clinical profile for these ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — The protein behind Alzheimer’s disease shape-shifts, changing its internal structure in order to infiltrate brain cells and become toxic, new research ... read more

Poison in the Brain

Sep. 15, 2016 — There are factors that facilitate the formation of putatively toxic structures in the neuronal nuclei of Alzheimer’s patients, report scientists. A research team compared brain samples from ... read more

How 'Super Aging' Older Adults Retain Youthful Memory Abilities

Sep. 13, 2016 — Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — For the first time, researchers describe how to prepare a specific type of aggregate of the amyloid-beta protein with the ability to perforate the cell membrane. What causes neuron death and the ... read more

Midlife Physical Activity Is Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age

Sep. 9, 2016 — Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins ... read more

New Treatment Strategy Against Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sep. 7, 2016 — New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may trigger increased expression of an enzyme called lysozyme, which attempts to counteract amyloid build-up in the ... read more

Post-Mortem Assessment Guidelines for Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Sep. 6, 2016 — The first validated set of pathological criteria for assessing the likelihood that cognitive impairment was caused by vascular disease has been outlined by new ... read more

'Traffic Jam' in Brain Linked to Common Cognitive Disorder

Sep. 6, 2016 — A brain MRI could help improve the diagnosis of people with a common type of cognitive disorder, according to a new study. Vascular cognitive disorder is caused by disease of the vessels supplying ... read more

Living With Dementia: Life Story Work Proves Successful

Sep. 2, 2016 — Life story work has the potential to help people with dementia, a pioneering study has demonstrated. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects of their past and present lives along ... read more

Caffeine and Its Analogues Counteract Memory Deficits by Normalizing Stress Responses in the Brain

Aug. 30, 2016 — A new study describes the mechanism by which caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals. The study shows that the abnormal expression of a particular receptor -- adenosine A2A, a ... read more

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