Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Sleep Protein Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

While researchers have been looking at the complex relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep for years, there is still so much to learn and understand. A study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is shedding new light on the relationship between the two. Learn more about how the study recently found […]

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Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t be able to digest food or produce hormones. But, as most of us know, too much cholesterol can cause cardiovascular disease and tax our bodies. There’s also strong evidence that watching our cholesterol levels may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia as well. Learn more about cholesterol and it’s possible link […]

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How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

How Statins Could Cut Risk for Alzheimer’s

Could a cholesterol lowering medication also protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers have been looking closely at the link between brain health and cholesterol in a new study involving nearly 400,000 subjects. Learn more about the study and why some researchers are questioning the validity of its results. Study Looks at How Statins Could […]

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Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Researchers Test Flashing Light Therapy for Alzheimer’s

A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently found that flashing light therapy can reduce the amount of beta amyloid in the brain. The study used mice as subjects, but with such promising results, researchers are hoping to move forward and test their theory on people with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this study and […]

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Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Blue Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

As children we used night lights to scare away “monsters,” and as adults we use them to find our way in the night. Now, Alzheimer’s patients may use a specific type of blue light to reset their internal clocks in order to sleep better. Alzheimer’s Resets the Circadian Rhythm The circadian rhythm is an internal biological clock that […]

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Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Scientists Still Perplexed by Dementia

Doctors, families, researchers and seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are eager to end the epidemic, finding a cure to eliminate the disease entirely. However, scientists are still perplexed by dementia as recent failures of promising treatment options are revealing just how complex the brain is and how hard it is to reverse the signs […]

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The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

The Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

In American culture, there seems to be an inclination towards ignoring the problems of the aging population. But it’s damaging to ignore what goes along with aging, and especially to overlook diseases that affect our senior population – like Alzheimer’s. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease will continue to claim […]

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New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

New Risk Scale Identifies Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Many of us can admit to having a “senior moment” from time to time, but the threat of a looming dementia diagnosis can be a reality for many families. The Mayo Clinic has recently developed a scale that will help identify those seniors who are at risk for developing dementia, hopefully encouraging high risk seniors […]

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