Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Study Shows How PTSD Can Lead to Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: November 7, 2018 Studies have shown a link between childhood post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Until now, the studies have suggested a link between the two conditions, but a new study from the University Medical Center of Goettingen in Germany recently discovered a molecular link […]

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3 Ways to Find Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

3 Ways to Find Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

“By the time I’m that age, I hope there’ll be a cure.” Most of us have heard someone say that in a conversation about Alzheimer’s disease, or we’ve said it ourselves. We’re counting on researchers to untangle the causes and find more effective treatments, but right now many of those professionals are facing a serious […]

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A High Blood Pressure Protein May Prevent Alzheimer’s

A High Blood Pressure Protein May Prevent Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: October 12, 2018 A study from the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that a high blood pressure protein may prevent Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline by destroying beta-amyloid proteins that are highly associated with the disease. Learn more about Alzheimer’s and its correlation to high blood pressure. ACE – A High Blood Pressure Protein – […]

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Alcohol and Alzheimer’s: New Study Shows Link Between Alcohol and the Disease

Alcohol and Alzheimer’s: New Study Shows Link Between Alcohol and the Disease

There has been some controversy over whether drinking alcohol has detrimental effects on brain health. Some studies indicate that drinking small amounts may be part of a brain-healthy diet, while other studies show that even small amounts of alcohol can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The latest alcohol and Alzheimer’s study reveals that it may interrupt […]

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“Skinny Fat” Body Type Linked to Dementia

“Skinny Fat” Body Type Linked to Dementia

“Skinny fat,” also known as sarcopenic obesity, is a term for people who have a normal body mass index (BMI) but have a disproportionately high proportion of body fat. Mounting evidence suggests that being skinny fat could be just as damaging to your health as being obese or overweight. Learn more about the impact that body […]

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Midlife Weight Connected to an Earlier Risk of Alzheimer’s

Midlife Weight Connected to an Earlier Risk of Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: September 12, 2018 According to recent research, people who are obese or overweight at the age of 50 could be at an earlier, increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the connection between midlife weight and Alzheimer’s and the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the disease. Investigating the Connection Between […]

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Does Obesity Prime a Person’s Brain for Alzheimer’s?

Does Obesity Prime a Person’s Brain for Alzheimer’s?

A recent Brock University study in Ontario, Canada, discovered that there may be a direct link to being overweight and developing late-onset Alzheimer’s. The study discovered that the effects of aging, combined with a poor diet and obesity, adversely affected specific brain mechanisms and processes, increasing the risk of the disease. Read on to learn more […]

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How Does Alzheimer’s Spread in the Brain? New Progression Discovered

How Does Alzheimer’s Spread in the Brain? New Progression Discovered

Alzheimer’s is a perplexing disease. Scientists have not been able to find the underlying cause of the condition but are beginning to understand many aspects of Alzheimer’s, such as how the disease may spread in the brain. A recent clinical research study discovered that the “waste-disposal system” in a brain cell may be responsible for spreading harmful […]

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