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 ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Redefined Alzheimer's biology has implications for drug design

Despite the 25-year focus on the build-up in brain tissues of one protein, amyloid beta, as the purported origin of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a new study argues that it is likely triggered instead by the failure of a system ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Blood-based marker for Alzheimer's disease shows diagnostic potential

Researchers in Japan and Australia have used the ratio of different forms of the hallmark Alzheimer's protein, amyloid, in blood to detect those who have high levels of the protein in their brain. Their findings are published ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's

People with Alzheimer's disease are known to have disturbances in their internal body clocks that affect the sleep/wake cycle and may increase risk of developing the disorder. Now, new research at Washington University School ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of ...

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