Good Hygiene Linked to Increased Rates of Alzheimer’s

Good Hygiene Linked to Increased Rates of Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: April 15, 2019 Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in the developed world, more so than other nations. But why? Research finds a direct correlation between good hygiene and increased rates of Alzheimer’s. It turns out that cleanliness may not be quite next to godliness after all. This news may prove that it […]

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Alzheimer’s and Gingivitis: Disease Linked to Gum Disease

Alzheimer’s and Gingivitis: Disease Linked to Gum Disease

Can brushing your teeth regularly boost your brain health? A new study suggests that brain and oral health may be closely linked. The study, published in Science Advances, links Alzheimer’s and gingivitis and also suggests that the bacteria may even spur the production of beta-amyloid proteins, a toxic protein that is a hallmark characteristic of the disease. […]

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Could a Blood-Brain Barrier Test Predict Dementia?

Could a Blood-Brain Barrier Test Predict Dementia?

As the search for a dementia cure continues, many researchers are prioritizing early detection and prevention of the disease. One way dementia can be spotted early is through biomarkers like changes in the function and size of the brain, as well as changes in – or composition of – cerebrospinal fluid and protein levels. Learn […]

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Blood Test Detects Onset of Alzheimer’s a Decade Early

Blood Test Detects Onset of Alzheimer’s a Decade Early

Last Updated: April 8, 2019 ‘The latest blood test to detect Alzheimer’s may be able to predict the disease 10 years before symptoms occur with 100% accuracy. Researchers from the National Institute on Aging are focusing on a protein in the brain called IRS-1 that may signal the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s. Learn more about this study […]

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Could a New Ultrasound Therapy Treat Dementia?

Could a New Ultrasound Therapy Treat Dementia?

The effort to find effective treatments for dementia has been called “one of the most intractable problems in medicine,” according to the New York Times. One reason progress is so difficult is that the body’s blood-brain barrier, which keeps foreign substances, including medications and immunotherapies, from fully reaching the brain. Since 2015, a group of researchers […]

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How a Neck Scan Could Identify Dementia Before Symptoms Occur

How a Neck Scan Could Identify Dementia Before Symptoms Occur

There are approximately 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. There is no cure or treatment for the disease, but early diagnosis can help mitigate symptoms, expand options and allow for financial and legal planning. Many researchers are focusing their efforts on early diagnosis and prevention. A recent study has found that an ultrasound of […]

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Decades Early

Detecting Alzheimer’s Decades Early

Last Updated: March 29, 2019 With the Alzheimer’s epidemic on the rise, researchers are focusing their efforts on early detection and prevention to mitigate symptoms and potentially slow the progression of the disease. Learn more about why detecting Alzheimer’s early is important and about the technologies that are changing the future of disease research. Detecting […]

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Frailty Found to Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

Frailty Found to Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

As researchers learn more about the pathology of dementia, they are looking more into which factors result in the disease and its symptoms. A recent study published in The Lancet Neurology journal found a correlation between high levels of frailty and dementia-related changes in the brain. Learn more about frailty as a risk factor for […]

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6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

6 Alzheimer’s Care Options for Senior Loved Ones

Last Updated: March 22, 2019 As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the care needs of our parents and senior loved ones will change. Creating an Alzheimer’s care plan soon after diagnosis will help ensure that care requests from your loved one are still considered and incorporated into their life. Eventually, Alzheimer’s will require round-the-clock care for your […]

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