Alzheimer's Disease

A Common Oral Infection May Contribute To Alzheimer’s Disease

The idea that Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, could be caused by an infectious disease is controversial, but it’s gaining credibility. Last year, for example, two major papers came out linking Alzheimer’s to...
Related topics: Dementia

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A Common Gum Infection Bacteria May Also Be Causing Alzheimer’s

In a new study out Wednesday, scientists reveal yet another reason to keep up on dental hygiene. Bacteria that cause a common yet largely preventable gum infection may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery also offers hope for a...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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New Science Details Discovery Of Bacterial Pathogen In Brains Of Alzheimer's Patients

New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) -- the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease -- appears to drive Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Physical Activity May Preserve Memory In Seniors

Physical activity could protect cognition in older adults, even among those with posthumous signs of Alzheimer's disease and other brain pathologies, a cross-sectional study reveals. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Blood Test May Detect Whether Alzheimer's Will Develop 16 Years Before Symptoms Show, Study...

While no cure exists yet for Alzheimer's disease, the research could help in testing treatment options, the study's lead author said.        
Related topics: Blood Test, Medical Research

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Investors Are Pouring Money Into Startups That Want Help Us Live Longer, But They're All Facing The...

Investors are pouring money into health startups that aim to beat aging. While some companies focus on creating drugs for age-related diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, others aim to address the more visible components of aging, such as...
Related topics: Startup, Parkinson's

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Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning Of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. They followed 161 older adults for five years and found that those with the most severe memory declines had the greatest...
Related topics: Blood Test, Medical Research

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Health Tip: Diagnosing Alzheimer's Early

-- If a loved one has symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, he or she should visit a doctor for a formal evaluation. It may be easier to control the disease if it's diagnosed early, the Alzheimer's Association says. Here is the association's list of...

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Medical News Today: Stool Transplants From 'super Donors' Could Be A Cure-all

New research suggests that fecal transplants from "super donors" could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's.
Related topics: Medical Research, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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When Doctors Ignore A Living Will And Prolong Suffering

The wife of a retired periodontist suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dr. Gerald Greenberg, has filed a lawsuit against a New York hospital claiming that doctors violated his last wishes. As the New York Post reports, Mrs. Elaine Greenberg’s...
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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: What Leads To Brain Cell Damage?

The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells.
Related topics: Proteins

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Medical News Today: Leaky Blood Vessels May Trigger Alzheimer's

According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer's disease than protein buildup in the brain.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Weekly Link Love—edition 12

Research of the Week Maternal choline supplementation reduces the impact of Alzheimer’s disease across generations (in rodents). Subtitles are better than dubbing for learning a new language. Computers (and, though not named in the title,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility For Dementia

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Frailty and Alzheimer disease-related brain changes independently contribute to dementia status, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Neurology. Lindsay M.K. Wallace, from the Nova Scotia...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Medical News Today: Stress May Raise The Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research, Psychology

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A New Test Has Been Developed To Detect Cte

The U.S. National Institutes of Health say their findings could lead to early diagnosis and better treatment for Alzheimer’s and CTE. Last month the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a paper in the Acta Neuropathologica medical...

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Sea Slug Study Illuminates How Mitochondria Move

Defects in the transport of cells' energy organelles are a suspected cause of diseases including Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's and Parkinson's. A new study reveals the genetics behind mitochondrial shifts.
Related topics: Medical Research, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Genetics

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The Cytoskeleton Of Neurons Has Been Found To Be Involved In Alzheimer's Disease

A researcher has participated in a study describing what it is during the early stages of Alzheimer's that triggers the loss of dynamics and subsequent impairment of the dendritic spines, the compartments of the neurons responsible for receiving...
Related topics: Neurons, Medical Research

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Sea Slug Study Illuminates How Mitochondria Move

Your cells have an amazing ability—they can build their own energy factories, called mitochondria. Once built, mitochondria must move where needed in the cell. Defects in mitochondrial transport are a suspected cause of diseases including...
Related topics: Medical Research, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Coming Soon: A Blood Test For Alzheimer's Disease?

People with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD), such as cognitive difficulties, behavior changes and mood swings, may wait months or even years to get a definitive diagnosis. That's because doctors lack a simple, accurate and inexpensive test for...
Related topics: Blood Test

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