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Estrogen Supplements May Protect Women From Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As debate continues to rage over the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, emerging medical evidence suggests certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms could be protected from Alzheimer’s disease. “If a woman is having hot flashes, our data suggest that she would benefit from hormone therapy,” said Pauline Maki, a U.S. researcher […]

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How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? Measuring Brain Wellness As We Age When it comes to loss of memory and the decline of other mental functions associated with aging, health care providers and their patients need good information to guide proper care and treatment. That is why researchers who investigate brain wellness […]

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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. […]