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March 27, 2017

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March 27, 2017

Sniffing out a New Strategy Against Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 24, 2017 — Neurologists are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to ... read more

One in Four Elderly Australian Women Has Dementia

Mar. 17, 2017 — At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to researchers. Australian policymakers previously had to rely on dementia rates from international studies, or ... read more

Rapid Blood Pressure Drops in Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age

Mar. 10, 2017 — Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — A string of failed drug trials for Alzheimer's has researchers questioning the reigning approach to battling the disease, which focuses on preventing amyloid buildup in the brain. Scientists ... read more

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Safely Treating, Detecting Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 8, 2017 — Treatment with the diabetes drug amylin (or pramlintide) safely improves learning and memory function in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and reduces the AD pathology in their brains. The ... read more

Incidence of Dementia in Primary Care Increased in the Netherlands Over 23 Years

Mar. 7, 2017 — The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have introduced a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among in older adults. The exact causes of Alzheimer's ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Human Neurons in Mouse Brains Are More Susceptible to Alzheimer's Pathology

Feb. 24, 2017 — Cells behave differently when removed from their environments, just as cells that develop in cultures do not behave like cells in living creatures. To study the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a ... read more

Sugar's 'Tipping Point' Link to Alzheimer's Disease Revealed

Feb. 23, 2017 — For the first time a molecular 'tipping point' has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's, linking high blood sugar with this debilitating ... read more

Heart Risks in Middle Age Boost Dementia Risk Later in Life

Feb. 22, 2017 — Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle ... read more

Benefits of Cognitive Training in Dementia Patients Unclear

Feb. 22, 2017 — Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear, say ... read more

Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is ... read more

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Exceeding Ten Years May Protect from Dementia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association ... read more

Is It Depression or Dementia? Brain SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Them

Feb. 16, 2017 — Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an ... read more

New Understandings of Cell Death Show Promise for Preventing Alzheimer’s

Feb. 14, 2017 — Currently, the predominant theory behind Alzheimer’s disease is the “amyloid hypothesis,” which states that abnormally increased levels of amyloid beta (A?) peptides outside of brain cells ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — New research identifies a role for neuronal protein interaction in preventing frontotemporal lobar degeneration, a dementia that starts in middle ... read more

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Feb. 10, 2017 — New research has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Solve Mystery of Beguiling Protein

Feb. 7, 2017 — Leading neuroscientists have clarified the role of a controversial immune system protein in Alzheimer’s disease, showing it has opposing effects in early and late stages of the disease. Their ... read more

Link Between Sleep, Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly

Jan. 31, 2017 — Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause ... read more

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