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Living with Dementia

Beta Amyloid

Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein

People who challenge their brains throughout their lifetimes - through reading, writing and playing games - are less likely to develop protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer’s, researchers said on Monday.

Prior studies have suggested that people who are well educated and stay mentally active build up brain reserves that allow them… Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein   

Drug May be Alzheimer’s Cure

Modern science is hot on the heels of Alzheimer’s disease, a very common progressively dementing illness found late in life for which no effective treatment is available.

Alzheimer’s occurs in part due to abnormal deposits of a toxic protein called beta amyloid in the brain.  A recent study showed that tau protein, another toxic… Drug May be Alzheimer’s Cure   

Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease.

This anti-inflammatory process might actually trigger the build-up of sticky clumps of protein that form plaques in the brain. These plaques… Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease   

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