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Health News - Alzheimer's

Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
A preclinical study using cell cultures has found that some antibiotics may help address a genetic mutation associated with forms of early onset dementia. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brain atrophy
Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?
A new study found a link between inadequate hydration and poorer cognitive functioning, especially in memory and attention tasks — but only in older women. (Medical News Today)

What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
The findings of a new study suggest that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid proteins in the brain may not be the cause of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
New research suggests that it may only be obesity, not a poor diet or lack of physical activity, that contributes to dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
New research identifies an inflammatory biomarker in the blood, called sCD14, that may predict someone's risk of developing clinical dementia. (Medical News Today)

How two experimental Alzheimer's drugs reverse aging
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general. (Medical News Today)

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer's
In a mouse study, researchers have tested the potential of a ketone ester-rich diet in slowing down Alzheimer's, and have found this approach promising. (Medical News Today)

Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. (Medical News Today)

What to know about CoQ10 and its dosage
CoQ10 is a natural chemical that carries out a many vital roles in the body. Some people may take supplements to correct a CoQ10 deficiency. (Medical News Today)

Extra virgin olive oil may protect against various dementias
A new study in mice finds that extra virgin olive oil prevents the toxic accumulation of tau protein in the brain and keeps memory intact. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer's
Inflammation drives neuron damage by tau protein accumulation in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative brain diseases, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Poor air quality may contribute to cognitive decline
A recent study adds to the evidence linking air pollution with cognitive decline. The researchers also suggest a possible underlying mechanism. (Medical News Today)

Study finds no link between statin use and memory harm in older adults
A 6-year study of 1,000 people aged 70–90 found no difference in rates of memory or cognition decline among participants who did or did not use statins. (Medical News Today)

Illiteracy may triple dementia risk
New research finds that people who cannot read may have a threefold risk of developing dementia in older age, compared with people who can read. (Medical News Today)

Why is my leg shaking?
There are many reasons a person’s leg could be shaking, from restless legs syndrome to anxiety. Read this article to learn about 10 possible causes of a shaky leg. (Medical News Today)

Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease
In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in. (Medical News Today)

Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?
New research examines the cognitive ability of children in the hope that markers of cognitive decline will predict dementia later in life. (Medical News Today)

Does waist size predict dementia risk?
The first large-scale study of its kind examines the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of developing dementia. (Medical News Today)

How waste gets 'washed out' of our brains during sleep
A new study shows, for the first time, that cerebrospinal fluid washes into and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats
A new study of 1,628 older people living in Japan found a 52–74% higher chance of developing dementia in those with higher blood levels of trans fats. (Medical News Today)

When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
Title: When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2020 (Medicine Net)

Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels of a Brain 'Marker' for Alzheimer's
Title: Even 1 Night's Bad Sleep Can Raise Levels of a Brain 'Marker' for Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/9/2020 (Medicine Net)

Study Might Point Alzheimer's Research in Whole New Direction
Title: Study Might Point Alzheimer's Research in Whole New Direction
Category: Health News
Created: 1/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/2/2020 (Medicine Net)

More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's
Title: More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/31/2019 (Medicine Net)

Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's Later
Title: Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's Later
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Helping a Confused Person
Title: Health Tip: Helping a Confused Person
Category: Health News
Created: 12/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/16/2019 (Medicine Net)

New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug
Title: New Results for Experimental Alzheimer's Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2019 (Medicine Net)

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell
Title: How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2019 (Medicine Net)

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Title: Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 (Medicine Net)

Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains
Title: Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?
Title: Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2019 (Medicine Net)

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