Category Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain Scans Helping Us Learn About Dementia

There is a growing body of research demonstrating that vascular health and brain health are closely linked.  For example, something called the “blood-brain barrier” acts as a sort of shield between the brain and the rest of the body, shielding … Continue reading

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Cooling Brain Linked with Dementia Prevention

It may sound strange, but there appear to be many health benefits associated with cooling down your body. This news is not surprising to scientists involved in aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. They have identified a specific mechanism by which exposing … Continue reading

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At-Home Dementia Symptom Monitoring

A new way to track aging and dementia-related symptoms from the comfort of your own home may become popular in the next few years. Scientists at the Regenstrief Institute and the IU Center for Aging Research in Indianapolis have developed … Continue reading

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A Look into the Theatrical Depiction of Alzheimer’s

There have been many interpretations of Alzheimer’s disease in the film industry and one recent film has peaked much interest. This new film tells the story of a linguistics professor, Alice Howlitz, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age fifty. The … Continue reading

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Running May Lower Alzheimer’s Death Risk

A new study echoes previous findings that running 15 miles weekly may have a 40 percent risk reduction of death from Alzheimer’s disease.  The study also found that eating three or more pieces of fruit a day had a 60 … Continue reading

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Focus on Tau Protein to Aid Alzheimer’s Treatment

Scientists are taking a second look at the protein known as tau, found to be responsible for the tangles that form in the brains of people who have Azheimer’s disease.  The tau protein has received less attention than the more commonly … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

Researchers followed more than 1,000 men during a 40-year period to find that those who self-reported sleep disturbances were more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. Because research has shown that regular good night’s sleep … Continue reading

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Animal Study Finds Walnuts May Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to researchers at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, mice that consumed walnuts showed considerable improvement in learning skills and memory. Genetically altered mice with a vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease were tested by being fed … Continue reading

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Researchers Replicate Alzheimer’s Brain Cells

Researchers have come up with a new tool to understand and battle Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown stem cells and turned them into neurons (brain cells) that produce high levels of a protein called beta amyloid, which … Continue reading

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Impact Sensors to Help Detect Concussions in Young Football Players

Health sensors are everywhere! Some schools have started to use new impact sensors that inform coaches when a student player has taken a potentially serious hit. These sensors send alerts to a handheld monitor when the helmet takes a significant … Continue reading

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