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Targeted preventive measures for hip fracture are needed for persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The hip fracture risk factors are generally similar among those with and without Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study from the ...

Alzheimer’s and Concussion-Related CTE May Spread in the Brain Via Common Mechanism

Research is First to Suggest That Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a Prion Disease ...

Researchers to use technology to better understand risk factors for Alzheimer's

Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State will collaborate with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York ... Full story

Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared ... Full story

UTMB study offers new insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking at the back of patients’ eyes. ... Full story

Benzodiazepine and related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling Finnish persons with Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. ... Full story

Study finds occupational therapy unable to delay Alzheimer’s patients’ functional decline

INDIANAPOLIS – In the first study to investigate whether two years of in-home occupational therapy might help those with Alzheimer’s disease delay the loss of their physical function, researchers from the Indiana Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have found that occupational therapy tailored to the individual patient’s needs did not delay the loss of everyday functions such as walking, eating, bathing and toileting. ... Full story

New model for studying Alzheimer’s disease

By Ziba Kashef The vast majority of Alzheimer’s disease cases are not directly inherited but linked to environmental and genetic factors. Yet most models used for ... Full story

Elderly discovered with superior memory and Alzheimer’s pathology

CHICAGO - Well-established research suggests extensive plaques and tangles in the brain result in the death of neurons and are an indicator of Alzheimer’s dementia. ... Full story

Discovery of Neurotransmission Gene May Pave Way for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Identification could lead to new diagnostic blood test and therapeutics, say Tel Aviv University researchers ... Full story

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