Alzheimer’s Linked to Toxic Air Pollution

Alzheimer’s Linked to Toxic Air Pollution

A new study has linked Alzheimer’s disease to a particle found in air pollution. Although there has been much speculation about the link between the two factors, this is the first study to confirm that toxic magnetite particles found in air pollution have made their way into human brain tissue. Learn more about the significance […]

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Personality Changes Could Be the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

Personality Changes Could Be the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s

Researchers have proposed a new diagnosis called mild behavioral impairment that would precede a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis and lead to earlier dementia detection. Learn why some researchers believe this new diagnosis can help identify those at a higher risk of dementia and why others are concerned that the proposed 34-question checklist would lead to […]

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What Eye Exams Can Tell You About Alzheimer’s Disease

What Eye Exams Can Tell You About Alzheimer’s Disease

A new imaging technique using polarized light may prove to be an affordable and non-invasive method to detect beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, leading to earlier Alzheimer’s detection. Learn more about the study, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Eye Exams Are Windows to the Brain Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug Awarded Fast-Track Status

Alzheimer’s Drug Awarded Fast-Track Status

A new Alzheimer’s drug has been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug is being codeveloped by two pharmaceutical companies, partnering to fight the high failure rate of previous Alzheimer’s drugs. Learn more about why this drug has been fast-tracked and why researchers are hopeful that this drug could hold the key for […]

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How Videoconferences are Helping People with Dementia

How Videoconferences are Helping People with Dementia

A new study has found that people with dementia are less likely to be prescribed anti-psychotics or be physically restrained when caregivers at a senior community were in regular communication via videoconference with a team of medical professionals at a hospital. Learn more about this study and its conclusion that increased collaboration among medical professionals […]

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Researchers Diagnose Alzheimer’s from Brain Scans

Researchers Diagnose Alzheimer’s from Brain Scans

A team of scientists has successfully tracked the progression of Alzheimer’s disease using PET scans. Their groundbreaking study paves the way for a new diagnostic tool and sheds more light into how amyloid and tau work together to spur on the destructive disease. Learn more about this study and its potential impact on the future […]

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How Alzheimer’s Could Be Type 2 Diabetes

How Alzheimer’s Could Be Type 2 Diabetes

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes continues to grow stronger. A new study presented at the Society for Neuroscience shows that the disease may actually be the late stages of type 2 diabetes. Learn more about how Alzheimer’s could be type 2 diabetes. The Correlation Between Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes A new study done by researchers […]

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Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Dementia

Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Dementia

It is normal for people to experience a drop in body temperature with age, but a new study has found that drops in temperature can lead to more than just a chill. A study from Canada found that by increasing body temperature, they could slow the production of beta-amyloid and improve the memory in mice. […]

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