Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain's emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Animal model opens way to test Alzheimer's disease therapies

Our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease has grown rapidly in the past few decades but it has proven difficult to translate fundamental discoveries about the disease into new treatments. Now researchers at the California National ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

SuperAger brains resist protein tangles that lead to Alzheimer's

A new Northwestern Medicine study showed cognitive SuperAgers have resistance to the development of fibrous tangles in a brain region related to memory and which are known to be markers of Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience

Mental map of space is stabilized by sugar coated neurons

A reliable sense of space is essential for daily life and memory formation. Removing sugar coated proteins around neurons in the brains' internal gps makes the mental map of space unstable, shows a study published in the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

People with increased risk of Alzheimer's have deficits in navigating

Animals and humans have the ability to follow their own position in space through self-motion cues, even in the absence of any other sensory information. "If you get up at night and want to find your way to the bathroom in ...

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