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Health News - Alzheimer's

How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed
A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors
The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions. (Medical News Today)

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia
According to a recent study, virtual reality might provide a useful tool for treating dementia. Among other things, it may help improve memory. (Medical News Today)

Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing
A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: How light therapy could protect the brain
A study uncovers the neuron and immune cell changes that explain why light therapy can reduce toxic brain proteins in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Could a cell phone game detect who is at risk of Alzheimer's?
According to a new study, a cell phone game called 'Sea Hero Quest' could assist researchers in identifying people who are more at risk of Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Experts draft guidelines for Alzheimer's-like condition
Experts have defined an under-recognized, newly named condition that mimics Alzheimer's disease and propose guidelines for diagnosing and researching it. (Medical News Today)

Scientists confirm blood test could track Alzheimer's disease
Data from up to 11 years of blood samples confirm neurofilament light protein as a potential noninvasive marker of Alzheimer's disease progression. (Medical News Today)

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. (Medical News Today)

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems
Working memory tends to decline with age, and this problem is characterized by poor synchronicity between brain regions. Can researchers 'fix' this issue? (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia
Scientists have found that an experimental drug that failed against cancer may treat dementia instead. However, can they test it in clinical trials? (Medical News Today)

Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk' of death. (Medical News Today)

Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain?
According to a new study in mice, shorter-wave ultrasound pulses could help scientists deliver drugs straight into the brain more safely and efficiently. (Medical News Today)

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise
New research shows that light and moderate exercise benefits the brain both immediately and in the long run, providing a person is active frequently. (Medical News Today)

Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk
Another study has linked chronic periodontitis to higher dementia risk. However, it is the first to show that the link is independent of lifestyle factors. (Medical News Today)

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function
New evidence suggests that a combined light and sound stimulation therapy could boost brain health and improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning
One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out. (Medical News Today)

Vascular risk factors tied to brain health
New research finds that risk factors affecting the health of our blood vessels — such as smoking, obesity, or diabetes — may also impair brain health. (Medical News Today)

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer's?
A preliminary study has unearthed a potential link between sleep apnea and tau tangles, which are the neurological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's
A large study found that those who experience a certain sleep disorder are also at high risk of Parkinson's disease, but this knowledge can aid prevention. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory. (Medical News Today)

Sudoku, Crosswords Could Make Your Brain Years Younger
Title: Sudoku, Crosswords Could Make Your Brain Years Younger
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2019 (Medicine Net)

Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO
Title: Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO
Category: Health News
Created: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2019 (Medicine Net)

'Robopets' Bring Companionship, Calm to Nursing Home Residents
Title: 'Robopets' Bring Companionship, Calm to Nursing Home Residents
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 (Medicine Net)

Does Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
Title: Does Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/6/2019 (Medicine Net)

Could Alzheimer's Spread Like an Infection Throughout the Brain?
Title: Could Alzheimer's Spread Like an Infection Throughout the Brain?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

Newly Discovered Illness May Cause Nearly 1 in 5 Dementias, Experts Say
Title: Newly Discovered Illness May Cause Nearly 1 in 5 Dementias, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2019 (Medicine Net)

Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
Title: Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
Category: Health News
Created: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Improving Your Memory
Title: Health Tip: Improving Your Memory
Category: Health News
Created: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 (Medicine Net)

Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early Dementia
Title: Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 (Medicine Net)

More Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?
Title: More Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?
Category: Health News
Created: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer's
Title: Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer's
Category: Health News
Created: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/3/2019 (Medicine Net)

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