Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: January 2020

Depressed Man - Alzheimer's
Depression Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Being depressed increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study reports. The study…
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Men Poor Sleep - Alzheimer's
Poor Sleep Tied to Rise in Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood
Young, healthy men who were deprived of just a single night of sleep had elevated blood levels of tau, a…
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Lucretia V. Holden promoted to Executive Director at the Fisher Center
New York, NYLucretia V. Holden has been promoted to Executive Director at The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research
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Woman Air Pollution Alzheimers
Air Pollution Tied to Alzheimer’s Brain Changes
Could air pollution contribute to memory decline and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? New findings suggest it might. The research,…
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Brain Neuron
The Tau of Alzheimer’s
Scientists have long known that Alzheimer’s disease is marked by the abnormal accumulation of two main types of proteins in…
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Obesity may lead to Alzheimer's
Obesity at Midlife Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Being obese in middle age may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia later in…
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Senior Man taking pills
Take Your Blood Pressure Meds. It May Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk.
Here’s another reason to take your blood pressure medications: Keeping your blood pressure in check in middle age may reduce…
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Elderly woman reading
Reading and Writing May Be Good for the Brain
People who never learned to read or write have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who…
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Drug Company to Pursue Approval of Aducanumab, New Drug for Alzheimer’s
The drug company Biogen is seeking approval for an experimental drug called aducanumab for treating people in the early stages…
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Ski Study Shows How Exercise May Aid the Brain
A large analysis of nearly 200,000 competitive cross-country skiers confirms what many other studies have shown: physical activity not only…
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Elderly - light therapy
How Light May Help People with Alzheimer’s Disease
Exposure to bright light may improve sleep and ease depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a…
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