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Honey Bees May Hold Key Evidence on How Social Interaction Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While current research on human age-related dementia focuses on potential new drug treatments, researchers say these findings suggest that social interventions may be used to slow or treat […]

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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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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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Blood Pressure Drugs May Delay Alzheimer’s or Even Completely Prevent the Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Within the next 20 years it is expected the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will double from its current figure of half a million to one million. A new study has looked at whether certain types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension, might have beneficial effects in reducing […]

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Fish Oil For Cognitive Health: The Investigation Continues | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Recent media coverage about health research has emphasized study results indicating that fish oil as a treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be ineffective. Widely cited as the source of this information is an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the results of an NIA study […]

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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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Family History May be a Stronger Influencer in Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Than Previously Thought | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Family history of Alzheimer disease is associated with several age-related changes that appear to influence Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarker abnormalities beyond the increased risk of the APOE4 gene, according to a report published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, the “recent […]

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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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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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Advanced Dementia Patients Being Transferred To Hospitals For Questionable Reasons | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

The rate of questionable transfers of end-stage dementia patients from nursing homes to hospitals has raised red flags, according to researchers. Long-term care facilities often move advanced dementia patients to hospitals when problems with swallowing, pneumonia or infections arise. But after analyzing Medicare records of nearly 475,000 patients, researchers, led by Brown University’s Joan Teno, […]