Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Hallmarks Never Develop the Dementia

Studies Showed that the Hallmark Proteins of Alzheimer’s Did not Grow in the Synapses Neuroscientists have been intrigued by research that discovered people with classical Alzheimer’s hallmarks of beta amyloid protein plaques and tangles made up of tau protein in their brains who never developed Alzheimer’s disease. These are called Non-Demented with Alzheimer’s Neuropathology (NDAN).…

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine may be on the Way along with the Silver Tsunami

August 21, 2018 is National Senior Citizens Day and this is the time to really take a stand in appreciation for our senior citizens. We must prepare for the “Silver Tsunami.” Clinical Trial to Test Safety of an Alzheimer’s Vaccine for Humans A clinical trial in partnership with researchers from San Diego University on people…

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Women who Had Three or More Children Had Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Women Make up Two thirds of People with Alzheimer’s Disease It has long been noted that more women than men contract Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It was believed that because women usually live longer than men and that aging increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, there are more women than men suffering from Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the…

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Smoking, Diabetes and Aging Linked to Calcifications in Memory Center of the Brain

Cigarette Smoking, Diabetes are Risk Factors for Calcifications in the Brain A Dutch study about 1,991 seniors published by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in the Radiology Journal, June 12, 2018, shows that cigarette smoking and diabetes cause a buildup of calcium in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain associated…

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Skinny Fat in Seniors may be a way to Predict Dementia

What is Skinny Fat Skinny fat (sarcopenic obesity) is when a senior has skinny weak muscles, but a lot of fat that makes up their body mass. Low muscle mass and strength is usually from aging and this is called sarcopenia. However, according to a new study published June 6, 2018, in the journal Clinical…

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Metals and Alzheimer’s Disease

Metals Interact with Beta Amyloid Protein in Brains of Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Over the years research has discovered that changes in the metabolism of biometals takes place in the brains of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and these biometals interact with the beta amyloid protein in their brains and this causes the beta…

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Study Shows Interaction between Herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s

Slow Viruses and Prion Diseases Researchers have long suspected that there might be a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and microbes like bacteria or viruses. In fact many studies have dealt with this issue beginning in 1952 when a study suggested that a slow virus form of herpes simplex could be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Increase the Chance to Develop Dementia A study published April 10, 2018, in the Lancet Journal showed an increased long-term risk for dementia in Danish seniors that had suffered in the past a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study was headed by Professor Jesse R. Fann MD, of the University of…

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An Old Drug may be Able to Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s

New Study Shows that an old Drug for Treating Asthma can Restore Memory in Mice June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and researchers have discovered that an old drug that was previously used for treating asthma has shown that it can restore memory and cognitive decline in transgenic mice that were developed to have…

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Sleep Disturbances and Dementia

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month Sleep Disturbances One of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s dementia is sleep disturbances. However, research suggests that these sleep disturbances may have been there for a long time before the patient showed dementia symptoms. Sleep Apnea Several recent studies show that many people with Alzheimer’s suffer from sleep…

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