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How do Doctors Test for Alzheimer’s? Part 7: Tests and diagnosis | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic staff There’s no specific test today that confirms you have Alzheimer’s disease. Your doctor will make a judgment about whether Alzheimer’s is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and results of various tests that can help clarify the diagnosis. Doctors can nearly […]

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Green Tea Extract and Red Laser Could Be Potential Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Green tea and red laser light can act as a powerful duo in obliterating Alzheimer’s plaques, a new study has revealed. The research team at University of Ulm in Germany including Andrei Sommer and colleagues revealed that the light makes it feasible for the green-tea extract to work on the plaques. The researchers had earlier […]

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You Could have Alzheimer’s Disease at Age 30: Understanding the Value of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Research | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While dementia most often affects older adults, people as young as 30 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Alois Alzheimer first described the disease named for him in 1906. His pioneering descriptions of symptoms (loss of cognitive function) and abnormal brain pathology (plaques and tangles in brain tissue) were based on observations […]

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How Does Alzheimer’s Affect the Brain? Part 3: Causes | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Causes Scientists believe that for most people, Alzheimer’s disease results from a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Less than 5 percent of the time, Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that guarantee a person will develop the disease. While the causes of Alzheimer’s are not yet […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

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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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First Detection of Pregnancy Protein in Older People Destined for Alzheimer’s Disease

In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research. Theo Luider and colleagues explain that more than 26 […]