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October 20, 2020

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New Anti-AB Vaccine Could Help Halt Alzheimer's Progression, Preclinical Study Finds

A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta ...

One-Two Punch of Symptoms That Exacerbate Alzheimer's

A new Alzheimer's study found that impaired blood flow in the brain is correlated with the buildup of tau tangles, a hallmark indicator of cognitive decline.The work suggests that treatments ...

Rare Genetic Form of Dementia Discovered

A new, rare genetic form of dementia has been discovered by researchers. This discovery also sheds light on a new pathway that leads to protein build up in the brain -- which causes this newly ...

Biomarker Indicating Neurodegeneration Identified in the Eye

A new study indicates a well-known biomarker that serves as a marker for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases is now detectable in the eye. Neurofilament light chain, a protein previously ...
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A Genetic Variant That Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease Promotes Immune Cell Functions

A new study has found that the PLCG2-P522R genetic variant, which protects against Alzheimer's disease, enhances several key functions of immune cells. The results obtained in the study ...

Older People With Early, Asymptomatic Alzheimer's at Risk of Falls

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia, according to a ...

Lifestyle Improvements May Lessen Cognitive Decline

Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes ...

Lumpy Proteins Stiffen Blood Vessels of the Brain

Deposits of a protein called 'Medin', which manifest in virtually all older adults, reduce the elasticity of blood vessels during aging and hence may be a risk factor for vascular ...

Inflammation Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Development

Scientists have discovered a direct link between the immune response to viruses and bacteria and the development of plaques in the brain that characterize Alzheimer's ...

Elderly in the US: Risk of Dementia Has Been Rising for Years Instead of Falling

The risk of cognitive impairment increased from 1996 to ...

Women live longer than men with Alzheimer's because their sex chromosomes give them genetic protection from the ravages of the disease. Women get two 'doses' of a gene that only exists ...

New Form of Brain Analysis Engages Whole Brain for the First Time

A new method of brain imaging analysis offers the potential to greatly improve the effectiveness of noninvasive brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer's, obsessive compulsive disorder, ...

Study Leads to Potential for New Treatment Approach for Alzheimer's

Research looking at a possible new therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease focuses on targeting inflammation by using an ...

Insights Into New Form of Dementia

Researchers have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain ...

Brain Remapping Dysfunction Causes Spatial Memory Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease

A research group elucidated the brain circuit mechanism that cause of spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease. In the future, improving brain remapping function may reverse spatial ...

New Diagnostic Criteria Shine Light on Early Dementia Mimics

Experts estimate up to one third of people attending specialist memory clinics in the UK could have a condition that is commonly mistaken for early dementia. ...

Right Under Your Nose: A More Convenient Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists discover a new way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease by analyzing the levels of specific proteins in nasal discharge. This simple and inexpensive method could help in timely diagnosis ...

Schooling Is Critical for Cognitive Health Throughout Life

New research suggests that education provides little to no protection against the onset of cognitive declines later in life. It can, however, boost the cognitive skills people develop earlier in ...

People Who Feel Dizzy When They Stand Up May Have Higher Risk of Dementia

Some people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a new study. The condition, called orthostatic hypotension, ...

Education May Be Protective for People With Gene for Familial Early Onset Alzheimer's

Even for people who carry the gene for early onset Alzheimer's disease, more years of education may slow the development of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with the ...

New Study Shows How Infrared Lasers Destroy Harmful Protein Aggregates in Alzheimer's

The agglomeration of proteins into structures called amyloid plaques is a common feature of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. Now, scientists reveal, through experiments ...

Eye-Tracking Tech Helps Aged Care Assessment

Memory loss among older Australians is on the rise as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement - but a new technique that investigates cognitive skills through eye-tracking technology may be used ...

Memory Loss Reversed or Abated in Those With Cognitive Decline

Researchers sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer's disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in ...

Forty Percent of Dementia Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed by Targeting 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life

Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts ...

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