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 ...

Immunology

A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus—an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus—experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lupus' ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic fatigue syndrome—a system under stress

Australian researchers have discovered for the first time that reduced heart rate variability – or changes in heart beat timing – best predicts cognitive disturbances, such as concentration difficulties commonly reported ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Clinical trial test new treatment for Parkinson's disease dementia

After Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia and related Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) are some of the most common types of dementia affecting older adults, but they are severely understudied. While PDD patients are ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise may lessen fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a brain disease that causes changes that kill brain cells. AD is a type of dementia, which causes memory loss and problems with thinking and making decisions. People with AD and other forms of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic Lyme disease treatments tied to serious adverse effects

(HealthDay)—Serious bacterial infections have been documented during treatment for chronic Lyme disease, according to research published in the June 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity ...

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