Can a Sweet Tooth Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Can a Sweet Tooth Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Last Updated: November 15, 2017 A Washington University study found that doubling the glucose levels in the blood of mice increased toxic beta amyloid in the brain by as much as 20%. Can a sweet tooth increase your risk for Alzheimer’s? Learn more about the study and why some researchers are cautioning against taking a simplistic […]

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Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Studies have shown a link between childhood PTSD and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, a new study from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link between the disease and PTSD. Learn more about this study […]

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Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Scientists Work Towards Better, Cheaper Alzheimer’s Test

Alzheimer’s disease is wreaking havoc on public health, costing Americans an estimated $259 billion in debt along with untold personal trauma. Researchers are still working to understand what triggers the disease and, ultimately, how to stop it, but their focus is on early prevention and detection. Learn more about the scientists who are working towards a better, cheaper Alzheimer’s […]

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Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

Dementia’s Impact on Age, Brain

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can bring an onslaught of different symptoms including memory loss and personality changes. Until now, the manifestation of these symptoms has only been observed through the actions and behavior of people with the disease. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden are using PET imaging to show changes in the brain […]

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Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Scientists Discover Alzheimer’s Sequence

Researchers know that Alzheimer’s disease creates abnormal levels of certain proteins and causes increased inflammation in the brain. What is still largely unknown, however, is how it works together to trigger Alzheimer’s. Scientists recently conducted a study and discovered a link between the three – essentially a cascading effect. Learn more about this study and the sequence of […]

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Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

Preventing Dementia Through Lifestyle Choices

A recent study has found that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle choices. The study comes at a time when the disease is reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, with 47 million people now living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Learn more about the study – focused on preventing dementia through […]

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Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Anxiety May Increase Cognitive Decline

Studies show that people who have mild cognitive impairment and high levels of anxiety are 135% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This new study adds to previous research that shows the importance of lifestyle choices and stress management in Alzheimer’s prevention. Learn more about this study and the effects of anxiety on the brain. Effects […]

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