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Discovery prompts rethink on metals and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease also has properties that ...

Insulin Resistance May Prime the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - Brain scans of middle-aged people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease show that insulin resistance, a condition known as pre-diabetes, ...

Insulin resistance increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new Iowa State study finds

Iowa State University researcher Auriel Willette explains why insulin resistance poses a risk for memory loss now and later in life. Video by Dave Olson ... Full story

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: New Journal Article Highlights Benefits of Meditation and Spiritual Fitness

Meditation and spiritual fitness are key components in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to a new article, “Stress, Meditation, and Alzheimer’s Prevention: Where the Evidence Stands”, published in an early online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 48(1). The print edition is scheduled to be published in August. ... Full story

Going Beyond Risk Reduction: Physical Exercise May Be An Effective Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia

WASHINGTON, DC – Findings from research conducted atWake Forest Baptist Medical Center by Laura Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine, were reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C. ... Full story

Saliva test may predict Alzheimer's before symptoms appear

UAlberta neuroscientists have identified substances in saliva that may predict the development of Alzheimer's disease. ... Full story

New Study Indicates Ankle-Brachial Index Associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment

According to a population-based study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ... Full story

Iron-containing inflammatory cells seen in Alzheimer’s brains

Using high-field MRI technology and staining techniques, scientists have located inflamed, iron-containing scavenger cells in a memory-formation structure in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients who died. ... Full story

Impact of major Alzheimer's-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear

INDIANAPOLIS -- The best-known genetic variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may be "at work" promoting deposits of plaque in the brain long before any symptoms of the disease can be measured on tests, according to a national research study led by Indiana University School of Medicine investigators. ... Full story

UC Davis Alzheimer's researchers at core of leading-edge dementia discoveries

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Imaging the brain, collecting clinical measurements and biological specimens, and generating an unprecedented volume of data for more than 1,700 participants, the groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has painted a detailed picture of the brain’s progression from cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease, often over many years, demonstrating that while amyloid brain deposits are a leading factor in dementia, there is considerable heterogeneity in cognitive decline in aging. ... Full story

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