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Health News - Alzheimer's

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development
Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?
Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 9 new genetic risk factors found
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease. (Medical News Today)

Nutrient in mother's diet may help fight Alzheimer's in offspring
Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer's hallmarks in the brain and better memory function. (Medical News Today)

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory
New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. (Medical News Today)

What were the most intriguing medical studies of 2018?
As 2018 slowly but surely draws to a close, we give you an overview of some of the most read and thought-provoking medical research of this year. (Medical News Today)

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment
A new study finds that 6 months of exercise, when added to dieting, can reverse 9 years of decline in certain cognitive functions. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Study zeroes in on brain's weakest link
In a new study, researchers find out which brain cells are most vulnerable to the accumulation of toxic plaques that drive Alzheimer's and speculate why. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link
New research examines cognitive function and brain atrophy in both people with and without type 2 diabetes over the course of approximately 5 years. (Medical News Today)

Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach?
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer's drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward. (Medical News Today)

A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia. (Medical News Today)

Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. (Medical News Today)

Lung disease may increase dementia risk
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV. (Medical News Today)

Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years. (Medical News Today)

Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's?
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's vaccine draws closer
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer's biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Medical News Today)

How a key protein boosts memory, learning in the adult brain
New research reveals that a protein that helps make connections between neurons in the developing infant brain also strengthens them in the adult brain. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Artificial intelligence predicts onset
A deep learning algorithm trained to analyze brain scans accurately predicted who would develop Alzheimer's more than 6 years before diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

How coffee protects the brain
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's may be treated with diabetes drugs
New research suggests that targeting the brain's capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies. (Medical News Today)

Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia
A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's
Title: Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Caring for a Person With Alzheimer's
Title: Health Tip: Caring for a Person With Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 12/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/28/2018 (Medicine Net)

Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains
Title: Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains
Category: Health News
Created: 12/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/21/2018 (Medicine Net)

Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution
Title: Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution
Category: Health News
Created: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
Title: Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
Category: Medications
Created: 10/19/2003 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

Can Alzheimer's Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It's Possible
Title: Can Alzheimer's Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It's Possible
Category: Health News
Created: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 (Medicine Net)

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
Title: Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain
Title: How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?
Title: Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?
Category: Health News
Created: 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 (Medicine Net)

Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study
Title: Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 (Medicine Net)

Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
Title: Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
Category: Health News
Created: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 (Medicine Net)

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