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What’s the blood pressure connection to Alzheimer’s disease?

Look after your heart to be kind to the mind. That's the primary message emerging from research into Alzheimer's, a disease of the brain that...

Coffee may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each year. A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the Krembil Research...

New eye scan could detect early Alzheimer’s in seconds

Results from two new studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a few seconds. The researchers show...

Sleep loss raises Alzheimer’s protein levels

Sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s disease protein tau, according to new research. On follow-up studies in the mice, the research team showed...
Drinkable ‘cocktail’ may stop Alzheimer’s disease at its start

This ‘cocktail’ may stop Alzheimer’s disease at its start

In a new study, researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s disease. The binding...

More daytime sleepiness may mean more Alzheimer’s disease

Excessive daytime sleepiness linked with brain protein involved in memory-robbing disease Analysis of data captured during a long-term study of aging adults shows that those...
Alzheimer’s disease- mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease...

Scientists discover one type of brain cell may invite Alzheimer’s

Better tactics for detecting, preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease depend on a clearer understanding of cellular-level changes in the minds of patients. A new study...

Same genes link heart disease and Alzheimer’s

By studying DNA from more than 1.5 million people, researchers have identified points of DNA that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and also...

Scientists discover new Alzheimer’s disease, dementia risk factor

New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these...
Bad sleep in older people may signal Alzheimer’s disease

Bad sleep in older people may signal Alzheimer’s disease

Older people who spend less time in slow-wave sleep—the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and wake up feeling refreshed—have higher levels of...
Scientists discover new possible cause of Alzheimer’s

Scientists discover new possible cause of Alzheimer’s

Rutgers researchers have discovered a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. They now hope to launch a clinical trial...
Bad sleep in older people may signal Alzheimer’s disease

Bad sleep in older people may signal Alzheimer’s disease

Older people who spend less time in slow-wave sleep—the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and wake up feeling refreshed—have higher levels of...
New blood test could detect Alzheimer’s damage years before symptoms

New blood test could detect Alzheimer’s damage years before symptoms

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show...
How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that...

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