Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Amyloid deposits in eyes provide a peek at Alzheimer's disease risk

Amyloid plaques are protein deposits that collect between brain cells, hindering function and eventually leading to neuronal death. They are considered a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the focus of multiple investigations ...

Oncology & Cancer

An amyloid link between Parkinson's disease and melanoma

On the surface, Parkinson's disease—a neurodegenerative disorder—and melanoma—a type of skin cancer—do not appear to have much in common. However, for nearly 50 years, doctors have recognized that Parkinson's disease ...

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.

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