How Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss

How Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss

A study from Northwestern Medicine used new imaging technology to determine why people with PPA may experience language loss in the beginning stages of the disease. Learn more about this study and its implications for early Alzheimer’s disease detection and treatment options. Alzheimer’s Plaques Attack Language, Lead to Loss in Primary Progressive Aphasia Primary Progressive […]

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Active Minds Delay Dementia Symptoms, but Not Disease

Active Minds Delay Dementia Symptoms, but Not Disease

Researchers have found that activity can help delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, a recent study has concluded that while activity can help delay symptoms, it does not delay the onset of the actual disease. Learn more about this study and the research group that demonstrated this progression of Alzheimer’s based on activity level. Active Minds Only […]

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Heartburn Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

Heartburn Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s

A recent study from Germany has found that seniors over the age of 75 who regularly take common heartburn medication may be 44% more likely to develop dementia. Learn more about this study, its impact on prescription heartburn medication for seniors, as well as its limitations, leading some researchers to question the study’s conclusions. Study […]

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Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Rates Are Falling

Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Rates Are Falling

A new study reports Alzheimer’s rates have been falling in each decade since the 1970s. Learn more about this study, its implications for future dementia research and why scientists are proceeding cautiously, acknowledging that the disease is still a very real threat and looming burden for many families. A Gradual Drop in Alzheimer’s Rates Springs New Hope The […]

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Fish Might Slash Your Risk for Dementia

Fish Might Slash Your Risk for Dementia

A study published in “Neurology” recently found that aging women who have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids have better preservation of their brain than those women with lower levels. The women with higher levels could potentially delay cognitive decline by one or two years.  Learn more about omega-3 fatty acids in fish, and how it […]

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An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

An Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Researchers have successfully recreated the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Created in a petri dish, researchers are hopeful their discovery will lead to greater insight into how the disease develops and ultimately shed light on a prevention and treatment to stop the progression of the disease. Learn more about this Alzheimer’s breakthrough. Recreating the Pathology of […]

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The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

The Connection Between Sleep Disruption and Alzheimer’s

As any Alzheimer’s caregiver knows, sleep disruption in Alzheimer’s patients is common and can be a serious issue. Researchers were not sure what caused the disruption, until now. A new study out of Cambridge suggests that the disease does not destroy the internal biological clock, but that it somehow becomes uncoupled from the sleeping cycle […]

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Researchers May Have Discovered How to Halt Alzheimer’s

Researchers May Have Discovered How to Halt Alzheimer’s

Researchers have long linked inflammation in the brain to Alzheimer’s disease, but two new studies are giving them more insight into the correlation between the two. The studies from the University of Southampton in England found that inflammation in the brain increases as Alzheimer’s progresses and found a chemical to potentially slow the effects of […]

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