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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Past studies have noted that people with Alzheimer’s disease have less serotonin in their brains than other adults. The chemical monitors and regulates appetite, mood, sexual function, sleep and more in the body. Recent studies now suggest that low serotonin levels may be more than a side effect of Alzheimer’s – it may actually drive the disease.
Learn more about the most recent study and how it may affect Alzheimer’s drug research.
The Relationship Between Alzheimer’s and Serotonin Levels
While the cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown, researchers are dedicated to understanding the pathology of the disease and how genetic, molecular and neurological components Read more
A new study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung City has determined that people who have had periodontitis for more than 10 years are 70% more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn more about the study, the potential link between this gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s and the importance of senior dental health.
Inflammation, Periodontitis and the Development of Alzheimer’s
Periodontitis is chronic gum inflammation, a leading cause of tooth loss. Previous studies have associated it with an increase in markers of inflammation throughout the body. Recently, studies have linked gum disease to a decline in Read more