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Cognitive Activities May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's

Madison, Wisconsin - Playing games such as checkers, cards, or board games or putting puzzles together could help keep you mentally sharp ...

Can Amyloid Plaque in Alzheimer's Disease Affect Remote Regions of the Brain?

New Rochelle, NY —In Alzheimer's disease, accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain is believed to play an important role in many ...

Study disproves link between lyme disease and alzheimer’s

New research from the University of Toronto Mississauga definitively puts to rest a theory that Lyme disease causes Alzheimer’s. ... Full story

Arthritis drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s down

A drug that is commonly used for arthritis has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. ... Full story

Drug’s effect on Alzheimer’s may depend on severity of disease

Mary Jo LaDu, professor of anatomy and cell biology, and Leon Tai, research assistant professor. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services ... Full story

Taking B vitamins won’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. ... Full story

Transplantation of healthy new brain cells reverses learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease model

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice. ... Full story

Reduced Sense of Smell May Predict Alzheimer’s

In a study of people with mild cognitive impairment, a decreased sense of smell accurately predicted whose memory loss would progress to Alzheimer’s disease. ... Full story

One in three cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide potentially preventable, new estimate suggests

A third of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide can be attributed to risk factors that can be potentially modified, such as lack of education and physical inactivity, according to NIHR-funded research published in The Lancet Neurology today. ... Full story

New Technology Reveals Insights into Mechanisms Underlying Amyloid Diseases

Monitoring Formation of Amylin Plaques Using 2D IR Spectroscopy, Scientists Have Observed the Creation of Temporary Intermediate Structures, Which May Explain Why Proteins Aggregate into Toxic Plaques ... Full story

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