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New link found between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
Dementia NewsJun 22 16
Drugs used to treat diabetes could also be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and vice versa, according to new research from the University of… New link found between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease   


Alzheimer’s researchers find clues to toxic forms of amyloid beta
Dementia NewsJun 11 16
Much of the research on Alzheimer’s disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein, which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in… Alzheimer’s researchers find clues to toxic forms of amyloid beta   


Alzheimer’s disease: Early biomarker defined
Dementia NewsMar 03 16
A multicenter study led by Christian Haass and Michael Ewers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has identified a biomarker associated with the activation of… Alzheimer’s disease: Early biomarker defined   


Anticholinergics may not be best choice for rehab patients with dementia
Dementia NewsJan 28 16
During rehabilitation following an acute hospital stay, medications that block neurotransmitters may be overprescribed to older patients suffering from delirium superimposed on dementia, according… Anticholinergics may not be best choice for rehab patients with dementia   


Two Alzheimer’s risk genes linked to brain atrophy, promise future blood markers
Dementia NewsDec 28 15
Two genetic variants previously linked to Alzheimer’s disease have been more specifically tied to brain atrophy that is characteristic of the disease.

A newly… Two Alzheimer’s risk genes linked to brain atrophy, promise future blood markers   


Improving brain’s garbage disposal may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
Dementia NewsDec 21 15
A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative… Improving brain’s garbage disposal may slow Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases   


Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time
Dementia NewsDec 03 15
New research from North Carolina State University finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for… Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time   


Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research
Dementia NewsDec 03 15
A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill… Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research   


Scientists isolate genes that delay Alzheimer’s
Dementia NewsDec 01 15
Scientists have identified a network of nine genes that play a key role in the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.

The finding could help scientists… Scientists isolate genes that delay Alzheimer’s   


UF Health researchers identify novel proteins linked to Huntington’s disease
Dementia NewsNov 19 15
University of Florida Health researchers have made a new discovery about Huntington’s disease, showing that the gene that causes the fatal disorder makes… UF Health researchers identify novel proteins linked to Huntington’s disease   


Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows
Dementia NewsNov 19 15
Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain’s cortex, the outer layer of the… Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows   


Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s
Dementia NewsSep 02 15
Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Basel now… Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s   


Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve
Dementia NewsSep 01 15
MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive - according to new research from the University of… Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve   


The power of music to help dementia patients
Dementia NewsAug 24 15
Describing his recently published research, Dr. Martin Hirsch - from Queen Mary, University of London – said: “We have known since the time of… The power of music to help dementia patients   


Genetic markers linking risk for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s identified
Dementia NewsJul 17 15
Certain patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) may have specific genetic risk factors that put them at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD),… Genetic markers linking risk for type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s identified   


A Blood Test for Mental Illness in Women?
Dementia NewsJul 02 15
Overexpression of two genes involved in X chromosome inactivation might serve as biomarkers for major affective disorders in women, new research suggests.

In fact,… A Blood Test for Mental Illness in Women?   


Alzheimer’s disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome
Dementia NewsJun 26 15
Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation - considered… Alzheimer’s disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome   


High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason
Dementia NewsJun 26 15
A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

However, authors conclude… High blood pressure linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, meds may be reason   


Drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease: LCSB researchers grow neurons in 3-D
Dementia NewsJun 25 15
The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson’s patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt… Drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease: LCSB researchers grow neurons in 3-D   


Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Dementia NewsJun 24 15
A digital map of the ageing brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests.… Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease   


CBT Feasible, Effective for Anxiety in Dementia
Dementia NewsJun 17 15
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a feasible and effective intervention for the treatment of anxiety in dementia patients, results of a new pilot study suggest.… CBT Feasible, Effective for Anxiety in Dementia   


Lack of evidence on how to care for hip fracture patients with dementia
Dementia NewsJun 15 15
Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is ‘sadly lacking’ according to researchers at the University… Lack of evidence on how to care for hip fracture patients with dementia   


Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease
Dementia NewsJun 11 15
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a severe form of dementia among aged individuals, is caused by accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Numerous types… Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease   


Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer’s protein, memory loss
Dementia NewsJun 01 15
Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle.

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found compelling evidence that poor… Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer’s protein, memory loss   


New insights could result in changes to the therapeutic strategy to combat Alzheimer’s
Dementia NewsMay 26 15
A typical characteristic of the brain of an Alzheimer sufferer is the presence of insoluble Tau protein aggregates. Scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and… New insights could result in changes to the therapeutic strategy to combat Alzheimer’s   






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