Alzheimer's Disease

Five-minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis

A digital version of the classic clock-drawing test, which can be completed in under 5 minutes, accurately detects the beginnings of dementia. Results correlating with amyloid deposition in the brain. Medscape Medical News
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Understanding The Growth Of Disease-causing Protein Fibres

Amyloid fibrils are deposits of proteins in the body that join together to form microscopic fibres. Their formation has been linked to many serious human diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Proteins, Parkinson's, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Alzheimer's And Oral Bacteria; Covid Brain Fog And Video Games; Three Ms Subtypes

(MedPage Today) -- Subgingival periodontal dysbiosis was linked to markers of amyloid beta, but not tau, in cognitively normal older adults. (Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Disease Monitoring) Imaging studies showed neural...
Related topics: Bacteria, Health Videos, Dementia

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Leaking Calcium In Neurons An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Pathology

Alzheimer's disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease's ravages, while others remain resilient?
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Treating Common Sleep Disorder May Help Protect Against Dementia

A common sleep disorder called sleep apnea may pave the way for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Getting proper treatment for the condition, however, may help protect against the development of these tragic diseases, according...
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Artificial Intelligence Could 'crack The Language Of Cancer And Alzheimer's'

Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Algorithms, Medical Research

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Pld3 Gene Contributes To Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

A rare and controversial mutation in the phospholipase D3 (PLD3) protein -- previously linked to Alzheimer's disease -- interferes with PLD3's vital recycling function inside neurons, according to a new study.
Related topics: Genetics, Proteins, Neurons, Medical Research

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Famed Animal Expert Jack Hanna Diagnosed With Dementia

Famed animal expert Jack Hanna, beloved by many for introducing them to animals of all stripes in his TV appearances over the years, is believed to have Alzheimer's disease, according to his family. WebMD Health News
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Artificial Intelligence Could Crack The Language Of Cancer And Alzheimer’s

Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can ‘predict’ the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Algorithms, Amazon, Facebook, Social Media, Medical Research

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Persistent Midlife Loneliness May Up Later Dementia, Ad Risk

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Persistent loneliness in midlife is an independent risk factor for later dementia and Alzheimer disease, according to a study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Samia C. Akhter-Khan, from Humboldt University of...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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New Alzheimer's Gene Variants; Cannabis And Surgery; Lsd For Cluster Headache?

(MedPage Today) -- Thirteen new rare gene variants in loci related to synaptic function and neuronal development were associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Alzheimer's and Dementia) In an unusual JAMA op-ed, three members of the FDA's advisory...
Related topics: Genetics, Dementia, Food And Drug Administration

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Is This Another Strike Against Biogen's Alzheimer's Drug?

A crucial moment for biotech giant Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is only two months away. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to approve aducanumab, an investigational Alzheimer's treatment. Late last year, an FDA advisory panel...
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How Thousands Of Volunteers Are Hunting A Treatment For Alzheimer’s

The Stall Catchers citizen science project finds power in the crowd to accelerate the search for a cure to Alzheimer’s.

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How Thousands Of Volunteers Are Hunting A Treatment For Alzheimer’s

The Stall Catchers citizen science project finds power in the crowd to accelerate the search for a cure to Alzheimer’s.

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Thirteen New Alzheimer's Genes Identified In Human Genome Study

Prior known Alzheimer's genes have been associated with amyloid accumulation and neuroinflammation. A cutting-edge technique known as whole genome sequencing was used to identify new, rare gene variants associated with Alzheimer's disease. Findings...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Tony Bennett Makes A Rare Outing To Central Park On Easter After Revealing Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Tony Bennett is getting some fresh air. The legendary 94-year-old crooner was spotted making a rare public outing on Easter Sunday (April 4) with his wife Susan Crow and their dog in Manhattan’s Central Park in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out...
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6 Steps To Reduce Caregiver Stress

SUNDAY, April 4, 2021 -- Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be mentally and physically exhausting, so you should take steps to manage and reduce stress, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. "Finding ways to manage...
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A Revolution Is Underway In Alzheimer's, And It's Not All Good

(MedPage Today) -- The biomarker revolution has changed the way people look at Alzheimer's disease -- and that has its downsides, says Jason Karlawish, MD, co-director of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia...
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Simple Blood Test Plus Ai May Flag Early Stage Alzheimer's

A minimally invasive blood test along with artificial intelligence may flag early- stage Alzheimer's disease, raising the prospect of early intervention when effective treatments become available. Medscape Medical News
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Alzheimer's Group Launches Tool To Connect Patients With Health Resources

An organization advocating for a cure for Alzheimer’s rolled out a new tool Wednesday that's designed to evaluate individuals and connect them with health resources.BrainGuide, a platform launched by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, will allow...

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