Psychology & Psychiatry

Amyloid deposits not associated with depression in the elderly

Depression in elderly people can include symptoms such as memory loss, making it hard to distinguish from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. A signature of Alzheimer's is accumulation of ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can seniors handle results of Alzheimer's risk tests?

(HealthDay)—As researchers hone in on ways to detect whether someone has a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease before they have any symptoms, mental health professionals have worried what the psychological fallout ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers identify correlation between MBI and Alzheimer's

In recent years, scientists have conducted more than 100 clinical trials in the hopes of finding new indicators capable of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease prior to the manifestation of clinical symptoms such as memory loss. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Sleep-disordered breathing tied to brain changes

(HealthDay)—Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with changes in the brain, including amyloid deposition in brain regions typically involved in Alzheimer disease, according to a study published online March 23 ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hypothesis underpinning dementia research 'flawed'

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer's Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Effects of amyloid beta plaque on different brain cells

Amyloid beta, a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, has different properties in different cell types in the brains of fruit flies. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Improving brain function in Alzheimer's disease mouse model

Using two complementary approaches to reduce the deposits of amyloid-beta in the brain rather than either approach alone improved spatial navigation and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. These findings suggest ...

Neuroscience

Does menopausal hormone therapy maintain the brain?

Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The onset of Alzheimer's disease: The importance of family history

You're about to turn 60, and you're fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer's disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease strike you? A Canadian study published in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person ...

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