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Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Associated with Changes in Brain Metabolism in Young Adults

Possible Implications for Development of Prevention Therapies ...

Experts call for patient care guidelines and effective therapies to combat Alzheimer’s

Some 47 million people worldwide suffer from some form of dementia. Scientists are working feverishly to find a cure for the most ...

Will heart medication help treat Alzheimer’s disease?

A new study from Örebro University, published in Science Signaling today, shows that heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain’s blood vessels in mice. The question is if this is true also in humans? If the answer is yes, it might bring scientists a step closer to developing a medicine against Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

Current Screening Methods Miss Worrisome Number of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment

“False-negatives” mean persons at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease may not get timely care ... Full story

Alzheimer’s research needs a new theoretical framework

According to Bart De Strooper (VIB/KU Leuven), it is unlikely that molecular genetics or molecular cell biology will continue to broaden our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the way it has done over the last twenty years. He argues that AD research needs a more holistic approach to propel itself into the complex biology of the 21st century. ... Full story

To reduce risk for Alzheimer’s, skip Lumosity and get onto the yoga mat

UCLA study finds that yoga and meditation can help minimize cognitive impairment ... Full story

Genetic Variations that Boost PKC Enzyme Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease

PKC alpha is required for pathological consequences of amyloid beta plaques; mutations that enhance its activity found in patients with the disease ... Full story

Diagnosing Alzheimer's earlier rather than later

Looking into the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists led by EPFL have found clues that could help doctors diagnose or even treat Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. ... Full story

Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Protects against Alzheimer’s

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease–raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder–a new investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many cancer patients don’t live long enough to get Alzheimer’s. ... Full story

RCGP response to Alzheimer's Society report on care homes

Professor Nigel Mathers, Honorary Secretary for the Royal College of GPs, said: “Many of our most frail patients, including those with dementia, live in Care Homes and Nursing Homes and their care is often complex. ... Full story

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