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Study discovers how Alzheimer's disease destroys brain cell connections early on

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A research team led by scientists from The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has studied the mechanism by which connections in the brain are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The findings represent...Show More Summary

How can I tell if they're lying?

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders. For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, identifying white lies may be even harder. But new video inventory may help, say researchers.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

Synapse loss is a hallmark of the early stages of Alzheimer's. Now, researchers have found how these brain cell connections are destroyed in the disease.

A Mechanism By Which Amyloid-? Attacks Synapses

19 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here provide evidence for a fairly direct link between the growing levels of amyloid-? associated with Alzheimer's disease and the loss of synapses characteristic of the condition. Since the mechanism is so direct, success...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer’s Research Update

It was 33 years ago that President Ronald Reagan launched the first national Alzheimer's disease awareness campaign. Since then, research has developed ways to manage symptoms... but the search for a cure continues. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, […]

Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease - work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatmentsShow More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watch today's Mayo Clinic Minute More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. There is no cure, however, early and accurate diagnosis of this progressive form of dementia allows patients and families to prepare for the future. Vivien Williams has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Show More Summary

The Surprising Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, most women focus on doing brain games and eating generous doses of omega-3 fatty acids (avocado, anyone?). But mounting evidence shows that they also need to pay more attention to their bloodShow More Summary

Considering the Possibility of a Type 4 Age-Related Diabetes

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease largely caused by being overweight, some researchers have suggested that Alzheimer's disease is a type 3 diabetes, and here evidence is presented for the...Show More Summary

6 simple gadgets improving life for those with dementia

Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease It's a shocking statistic, but it's only the beginning. One in three seniors dies with the disease or other symptoms of dementia, and Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause...Show More Summary

UAB Study Says Alzheimer's Plaques Can Also Affect the Brain's Blood Vessels

Amyloid beta, the plaque that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, may also contribute to Alzheimer's by interfering with normal blood flow in the brain, according to investigators UAB. In findings published Nov. Show More Summary

Neuroscientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer's symptoms

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease. read more

Alzheimer's and Driving

For many loved ones with Alzheimer's disease (AD), driving is synonymous with their independence... take away a loved one's car keys and you force your loved one to accept and internalize their AD diagnosis. When I suggested to my wife, Clare, that she stop driving after her AD diagnosis, she said quite firmly that she saw no reason to stop driving. Show More Summary

Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration

DURHAM, N.C. -- The connections are still obscure, but mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune system, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's. Now, a team of Duke University researchers has shown that infection with live, pathogenic bacteria causes neurodegeneration in the worm C. Show More Summary

The surprising reason for one group’s Alzheimer’s ‘curse’

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The town of Yarumal in Colombia is famous, but not for an uplifting reason: It has the world’s largest population of people with Alzheimer’s disease.In Yarumal and the surrounding state of Antioquia, an estimated 5,000 people carry a gene mutation that causes an early-onset form of Alzheimer’s. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer’s Update/Colon Cancer Screening/SAD

It was 33 years ago that President Ronald Reagan launched the first national Alzheimer's disease awareness campaign. Since then, research has developed ways to manage symptoms... but the search for a cure continues. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, discusses the progress […]

Changing Patterns of Behavior in Dementia Patients

People living with Alzheimer's and dementia are well known for for their challenging and often difficult behaviors. What can you do about it?For a transcript version of this article go here - Alzheimer's Disease Changing Patterns ofShow More Summary

Animal study shows how exercise may energize brain cell function

As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. Researchers discovered that an enzyme called SIRT3 that is located in mitochondria -- the cell's powerhouse -- may protect mice brains against the kinds of stresses believed to contribute to energy loss. Show More Summary

Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows

Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Show More Summary

College studies may reduce risk of dementia for older adults, research finds

Older adults who take college courses may increase their cognitive capacity and possibly reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. read more

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