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Health News - Alzheimer's

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)

Eye scan may detect Alzheimer's disease in seconds
It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person's retina. (Medical News Today)

The signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a person in many different ways. Tremor is a well-known symptom but not the only one. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

How does stress affect the brain?
Stress can affect every aspect of our mental and physical health. A new study now shows just how exposure to stress can impact memory and brain volume. (Medical News Today)

How you breathe may affect your memory
Do you tend to breathe more through your nose or through your mouth? Your answer may affect your ability to consolidate new memories. (Medical News Today)

Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline
Our diets can influence the state of our health. Research in mice now suggests that one regimen — the ketogenic diet — may even prevent cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressants could stave off dementia
The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. (Medical News Today)

How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate. (Medical News Today)

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of dementia
People with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) face an increased risk of dementia, a new study warns; but common drugs may keep that risk in check. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?
Dementia is an umbrella term that describes symptoms affecting memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific, and the most common, type of dementia. The conditions overlap in terms of symptoms, but Alzheimer’s has different and specific treatments as well as unique symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can apathy predict dementia?
Predicting who will develop dementia is difficult. Researchers are testing various biomarkers, but a recent study asks whether apathy might provide a clue. (Medical News Today)

Exercise could benefit early-onset Alzheimer's
New research supports the idea that physical activity delays cognitive decline and other changes in the rare early-onset form of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Groundbreaking plan aims to target root cause
Now that scientists agree that oligomer protein deposits cause Alzheimer's, an international team has detailed a plan for developing drugs to target them. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's burden will double by 2060, warn CDC
The first study to ever predict Alzheimer's prevalence by race and ethnicity estimates that the United States burden of the disease will double by 2060. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: New risk factor examined
A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another. (Medical News Today)

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)

Dementia
Title: Dementia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?
Title: Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 (Medicine Net)

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has Dementia
Title: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 (Medicine Net)

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?
Title: Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2018 (Medicine Net)

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?
Title: Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?
Category: Health News
Created: 10/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2018 (Medicine Net)

Map of Mouse Hippocampus Could Be Weapon Against Alzheimer's
Title: Map of Mouse Hippocampus Could Be Weapon Against Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/18/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
Title: Health Tip: 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 10/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

7 Alzheimer's Disease Stages and Symptoms
Title: 7 Alzheimer's Disease Stages and Symptoms
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing
Title: Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing
Category: Health News
Created: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 (Medicine Net)

What's the Dollar Cost of Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's?
Title: What's the Dollar Cost of Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's?
Category: Health News
Created: 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/27/2018 (Medicine Net)

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory
Title: Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory
Category: Health News
Created: 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/25/2018 (Medicine Net)

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