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Health News - Alzheimer's

Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?
According to a new study, there may be a link between daytime sleepiness and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life. (Medical News Today)

Are dementia symptoms worse in winter?
A new study investigating seasonal variation in cognitive ability concludes that more people reach the threshold for a dementia diagnosis in winter. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: How does tau disrupt brain cells?
Tangles of tau protein are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have uncovered a new mechanism through which tau disrupts brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: 10-year risk estimates may inform prevention
A new study provides 10-year estimates for dementia risk, focusing on age, sex, and genetic predisposition. This may lead to early preventive initiatives. (Medical News Today)

Existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer's
An existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be effective in Alzheimer's disease, researchers find. Better Alzheimer's therapy is much needed. (Medical News Today)

Stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia
In the largest analysis of its type to date, researchers conclude that stroke significantly increases the risk of developing dementia in older age. (Medical News Today)

Fighting Alzheimer's with 'decoy receptors'
Using an innovative approach, scientists move one step closer to a treatment for Alzheimer's. Learning how to tame the brain's immune system is vital. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis and some conditions hasten brain aging
A study of blood flow in 128 brain regions in 30,000 people aged 0–105 years has identified behaviors and disorders that speed up brain aging. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's tied to brain's 'waste removal system'
A new study links Alzheimer's toxic waste buildup in the brain to the functioning of the 'cellular waste removal' system: the endolysosomal system. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis increases dementia risk
In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that osteoporosis significantly increases the risk of developing dementia. (Medical News Today)

Better heart health may mean lower dementia risk in older people
A French study of older adults found that having more modifiable cardiovascular health measures at 'optimal levels' was tied to lower risk of dementia. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of a UTI in older adults?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect people at any age. However, UTIs are one of the most common causes of infection in older adults. Symptoms of a UTI in older adults may include restlessness, agitation, and confusion. UTIs are treatable with medication. Learn more about UTIs in seniors here. (Medical News Today)

The war on disease: Revisiting old haunts
By doubling back and re-examining familiar components of the cell, scientists are finding new ways to approach difficult-to-treat diseases. (Medical News Today)

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline
In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that older adults who carry more belly fat are more likely to see a reduction in cognitive ability. (Medical News Today)

Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment?
Two common symptoms in people with dementia are agitation and psychosis. Now, a panel of experts explains how best to manage them, and which drugs do work. (Medical News Today)

Existing drug may prevent Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with no known cure. Can an existing drug prevent it from developing in people at high risk? (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk
A large study with a follow-up period of 23 years concludes that both long periods of abstinence and long periods of heavy drinking raise dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits
Vitamin D draws a great deal of scientific attention. In this Spotlight, we delve into recent research and explore the vitamin's disease-fighting powers. (Medical News Today)

'More potent' Alzheimer's therapy is on its way
Researchers identify better techniques for the development of more effective Alzheimer's therapy. This may allow them to tackle the disease in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Contact sports increase Parkinson's disease risk
Contact sports can lead to brain injury, which is why they are associated with dementia. New research explains why they may also increase Parkinson's risk. (Medical News Today)

Blocking one enzyme could help treat many chronic disorders
New drugs for diverse inflammatory diseases — from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to cancer and osteoarthritis — may come from the discovery of a new target. (Medical News Today)

Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer's
New studies conclude that individuals with Alzheimer's are more sensitive to opioids. Researchers call for a review of how pain medication is given. (Medical News Today)

Feeling dizzy after standing may predict dementia
Feeling dizzy when you stand up — or orthostatic hypotension — might predict the development of dementia in later life, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Why smells bring back such vivid memories
New research shows how the brain integrates smells with spatiotemporal information to create memories. The findings also shed new light on Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

How liver health impacts the risk of Alzheimer's
A new factor that may influence the risk of Alzheimer's has emerged: the liver's ability to produce enough phospholipids that help protect brain health. (Medical News Today)

Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?
Title: Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests
Title: Exercise May Boost Brain Power in Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season
Title: Severity of Alzheimer's Can Vary by Season
Category: Health News
Created: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/5/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Help Kids Understand Alzheimer's
Title: Health Tip: Help Kids Understand Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/4/2018 (Medicine Net)

Alzheimer's Disease
Title: Alzheimer's Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 (Medicine Net)

Dementia
Title: Dementia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2018 (Medicine Net)

Eyes Could Be Window to Predicting Alzheimer's
Title: Eyes Could Be Window to Predicting Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 8/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2018 (Medicine Net)

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
Title: Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors
Category: Health News
Created: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 (Medicine Net)

More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found
Title: More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found
Category: Health News
Created: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 (Medicine Net)

Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen
Title: Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer
Title: 'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer
Category: Health News
Created: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/2/2018 (Medicine Net)

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