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What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?
Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that begins before the age of 65. Recognizing the initial symptoms can help a person seek treatment earlier and slow the progression of the disease. In this article, learn about ten signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. We also cover how to help a loved one cope. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 'Strong evidence' of virus involvement
A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. (Medical News Today)

Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on this matter. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer's, but how?
Heavy drinking is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's. New research now reveals how alcohol may endanger the brain by impairing its defenses. (Medical News Today)

Research confirms that social interaction protects memory
Memory naturally declines with age, but a new study shows that there may be an easy way to protect it — namely, by staying socially active. (Medical News Today)

Link between depression and cognitive decline explored
Following an analysis of existing studies, researchers conclude that there is a link between depression and age-related cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

'Early hearing loss could pave the way for dementia,' study says
Young people should take better care of their hearing, new research warns, or they may expose themselves to a heightened risk of cognitive impairments. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy?
A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments? (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol found to play a role in Alzheimer's
According to the latest study, cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The findings open new avenues for drug design. (Medical News Today)

New dementia risk factors uncovered
Using machine learning techniques, researchers reveal new dementia risks. They conclude that marital status, BMI, and sleep may all play a role. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Are changes in the brain's attention hub at fault?
As we grow older, we find it harder to stay focused, perhaps due to changes in the brain's attention hub. Could this also drive the onset of Alzheimer's? (Medical News Today)

Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk
A study that followed more than 350,000 veterans found a raised risk of dementia in those who had had TBI — even mild TBI without loss of consciousness. (Medical News Today)

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading
Researchers have found a small molecule that can block the spread of the toxic protein tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer's progression. (Medical News Today)

Could anxiety lead to dementia?
New research suggests that moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may be an independent risk factor for developing dementia in old age. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 'Music may make symptoms more manageable'
Alzheimer's disease can cause people living with it to experience severe anxiety as they try to navigate an unfamiliar world. Can music help them to cope? (Medical News Today)

These common drugs may raise your risk of dementia
A new study links long-term anticholinergic use for depression, Parkinson's, and loss of bladder control to raised risk of dementia up to 20 years later. (Medical News Today)

Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker
The first population study of sense of smell and cognitive performance by age suggests that testing sense of smell could be a marker for cognitive decline. (Medical News Today)

Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease?
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.' (Medical News Today)

ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Medical News Today)

How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins. (Medical News Today)

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation. (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation
A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear
Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility. (Medical News Today)

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
Title: Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
Category: Health News
Created: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 (Medicine Net)

Dementia Prevention: Brain Exercise
Title: Dementia Prevention: Brain Exercise
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/24/2003 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's
Title: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 11/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Alzheimer's Disease - NSAID Protection?
Title: Alzheimer's Disease - NSAID Protection?
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Alzheimer's Disease: Drug for Symptoms
Title: Alzheimer's Disease: Drug for Symptoms
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Living With Dementia
Title: Health Tip: Living With Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

'Markers' of Alzheimer's Don't Doom You to Dementia
Title: 'Markers' of Alzheimer's Don't Doom You to Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/30/2018 (Medicine Net)

Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No
Title: Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No
Category: Health News
Created: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 (Medicine Net)

Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia
Title: Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia
Category: Health News
Created: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
Title: Making Life With Dementia More Bearable
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?
Title: When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/8/2018 (Medicine Net)

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