Posts Tagged ‘findings’

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Fish Could Cut Risk of Dementia As It Boosts Blood Flow to Brain | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Eating fish may boost blood flow to the brain which could stave off dementia in later life, researchers have discovered. The health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, have long been suspected, and the findings of two studies into its effects on young people suggest that it […]

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Simple Medical Tests Can Predict Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A combination of medical tests could improve the prediction of impending Alzheimer’s disease in patients, according to a recent study. By comparing risk factors based on magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid and neuropsychological testing, researchers at the University of California and the San Diego School of Medicine believe that doctors will be able to assess […]

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Loss of Smell Can Be One of The Earliest Sign’s of Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A loss of a sense of smell can be one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests that an abnormal form of a protein — amyloid precursor protein, or APP — which has been previously associated with the Alzheimer’s disease may be to blame. A study in mice found that animals genetically […]

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Research Suggests Alzheimer’s Might Be Spread in Similar Ways as Mad Cow Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

The brain damage that characterizes Alzheimer’s disease may originate in a form similar to that of infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob, according to newly published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “Our findings open the possibility that some of the sporadic Alzheimer’s […]

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Is Alzheimer’s Contagious? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A provocative new study may have you pondering that question next time you offer a hug and a kiss to someone affected by the devastating neurological disease. It showed that the brains of mice injected with tissue from a human with Alzheimer’s exhibited changes characteristic of the disease – suggesting that some cases of Alzheimer’s […]

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Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A new study shows that levels of amyloid beta, a byproduct of brain activity that is considered a marker for Alzheimer’s disease, normally rise during the day and decrease at night. While the finding is preliminary, it could suggest a possible link between sleep deprivation and people’s risk for developing the brain-robbing disease, researchers say. […]