Alzheimer's Disease

D.c. Week: Postpartum Depression Gets Its Own Drug

(MedPage Today) -- Also, a novel Alzheimer's therapy deemed unready for prime time
Related topics: Depression

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Magnetic Device For Alzheimer's Nixed By Fda Advisors

(MedPage Today) -- But "there's probably a signal here," panelists say
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Dolphins Poisoned By Algae Also Showed Signs Of Alzheimer's-like Brain Disease

Toxins produced by blue-green algae that have increasingly polluted Florida waters have been found in dead dolphins that also showed signs of Alzheimer's-like brain disease, according to a new study led by University of Miami researchers.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Hidden Differences Between Pathology Of Cte And Alzheimer's Disease

A new study challenges the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical pathology.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Why This Alzheimer’s Study Is Crushing Biogen Shares

Biogen shares were crushed in Thursday’s session after the firm announced that it would be discontinuing its late-stage trial for Alzheimer’s disease.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Antiepileptic Drugs Not Tied To Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Antiepileptic drug (AED) use is not significantly associated with dementia risk in patients in Germany, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Louis Jacob, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Will Missed Endpoint Sink Magnetic Tx For Alzheimer's?

(MedPage Today) -- FDA panel to consider inconsistent trial data at Thursday meeting
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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A Friend Needs Help

My college roomie and Best Man is married to a wonderful, vibrant, caring woman who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. She is fading fast.Deb and Rich recently moved from Connecticut to Florida to see if the change of environment would...

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Medical News Today: Light And Sound Therapy May Boost Brain Function

New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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Study Finds Test Of Protein Levels In The Eye A Potential Predictor Of (future) Alzheimer's Disease

Low levels of amyloid-beta and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study. These findings indicate that proteins in the eye may be a potential...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Brain Wave Stimulation May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients. This noninvasive treatment, which works by inducing...

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Alzheimer’s And Longevity Genes: Are They Connected?

(MedPage Today) -- A life-extending gene variant may protect people at risk for AD
Related topics: Genetics

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Want To Stay Sharp As You Age? Eat This Common Vegetable

A study published Wednesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that regular consumption of even small portions of a common, versatile, inexpensive vegetable may result in a 50% reduction...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Having Affected Relatives Linked To Increased Alzheimer Risk

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Having affected first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree relatives (FDRs, SDRs, and TDRs) is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online March 13 in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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An Hour Of Light And Sound A Day Might Keep Alzheimer's At Bay

Playing a flashing white light and a trilling sound reversed signs of Alzheimer’s in mice. Researchers are now trying it in humans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research

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Brain Wave Stimulation May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients. This noninvasive treatment, which works by...

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Even Distant Relatives' History Could Up Your Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- A grandparent's mental decline or a great uncle's waning memory may indicate you, too, have greater risk for Alzheimer's disease -- especially if closer relatives have the condition, a new study says. Alzheimer's in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Could Alzheimer's Be A Reaction To Infection?

A relatively new and still controversial theory suggests the disease could be triggered by pathogens -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Big Data Takes Aim At A Big Human Problem

A James Cook University scientist is part of an international team that's used new 'big data' analysis to achieve a major advance in understanding neurological disorders such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Epilepsy, Parkinson's

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Retinal Microvascular Changes Identified In Alzheimer Disease

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Individuals with Alzheimer disease (AD) have changes in the retinal microvasculature in the superficial capillary plexus (SCP) compared with those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and controls, according to a study...
Related topics: Medical Research

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