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Neuroscience

Sleep problems, Alzheimer's disease are linked, but which comes first?

A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease ...

Genetics

A billion years of evolution suggests a new approach for Alzheimer's disease treatment

New research by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, urges scientists that are looking to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease to focus on the role of proteins in the brain that cause Alzheimer's disease. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Phase III aducanumab trials for Alzheimer's disease stopped early

Pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai today (Thursday 21 March) announced they are to discontinue two phase III trials of the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab. The ENGAGE and EMERGE trials were designed to evaluate the efficacy ...

Medications

Antiepileptic drugs not tied to dementia risk

(HealthDay)—Antiepileptic drug (AED) use is not significantly associated with dementia risk in patients in Germany, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia

Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis. When this happens, the infection that affected your gums causes loss in the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia rates fall in Australia ahead of expected surge

Dementia rates among older Australians are falling, sparking suggestions that measures aimed at improving the physical health of older people may also be having positive cognitive effects.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer's symptoms

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer's patients.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Family history linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

Researchers in Utah have found that people who have relatives who died of Alzheimer's are more likely to develop the disease. The findings are published today (Wednesday 13 March) in the scientific journal, Neurology.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study finds no link between midlife diet and dementia risk

Researchers in France studying UK civil servants have suggested that people with a healthier midlife diet are as likely to develop dementia 20 years later. The findings are published today (Tuesday 12 March) in the scientific ...