Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: February 2007

New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s could lead to drugs without side effects
Alzheimer's disease is caused by a build-up of a small protein called beta-amyloid, which is formed when a larger protein is broken into pieces. But the enzyme that produces beta-amyloid is also responsible for cleavage of another protein called Notch.
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Therapy Pets Prove Soothing to People with Alzheimer’s
Therapy Pets Prove Soothing to People with Alzheimer's Well-trained cats and dogs can be a big comfort for someone with dementia.
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New Gene Linked to Alzheimer’s
Scientists have discovered a gene that may play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The gene, called SORL1, was uncovered in a huge international study involving 6,000 people...
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Alzheimer’s Affects a Growing Segment of Elderly Population
An updated review of the most common nervous system disorders in the United States found that 67 out of every 1,000 elderly Americans carries a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease...
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Loneliness Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
People who feel lonely may be twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in their later years as those who feel they have a close network of friends and family...
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