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Taking hormone therapy pills long-term may increase Alzheimer’s risk

Taking hormone therapy pills long-term may increase Alzheimer’s risk

A new study links a small increased risk in Alzheimer’s for postmenopausal women who have been taking oral hormone therapy long-term. Though previous studies have pointed to hormone therapy reduces the risk of vascular dementia, it doesn’t seem to provide this benefit against Alzheimer’s. The increased risk isn’t a cause for alarm and oral hormone...

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Virtual Reality Can Help Spot Alzheimer’s in Its Early Stage

Virtual Reality Can Help Spot Alzheimer’s in Its Early Stage

Years ago a study using tablet computers uncovered the link between Alzheimer’s and navigation skills. Now, virtual reality can be used for a new study on the disease. Although memory is initially affected during Alzheimer’s, difficulties in navigation are now accepted as one of the earliest symptoms. The new study from Cambridge University is aimed...

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Researchers Develop Vaccine That Could Delay Alzheimer’s Disease, Hope For Human Trials

Researchers Develop Vaccine That Could Delay Alzheimer’s Disease, Hope For Human Trials

Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center were able to come up with a vaccine that could delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The experimental vaccine showed potential results in animal testing and hopefully, the vaccine will progress to human trials. The study’s senior author said that If the vaccine proves safe and effective in people, it could trim the number of dementia patients...

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Practice These 3 Things Today To Prevent Memory Loss

Practice These 3 Things Today To Prevent Memory Loss

Memory loss should not be considered a normal part of aging despite what some doctors or articles tell you. Cognitive decline, at any age, can be prevented and reversed when the right steps are taken. Focus on getting healthy foods, get your whole body moving and let your body rest so you can lower your...

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Rosacea — a Skin Condition That May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Rosacea — a Skin Condition That May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists recently uncover some surprising initial signs of Alzheimer’s disease aside from genetics. Alexander Egeberg and his team study the association of rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness) with Alzheimer’s disease. Conclusive data show that rosacea patients have 7% chance to develop any form of dementia and 25% possibility to develop Alzheimer’s disease...

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Lumbar Puncture Procedure May Rule Out Alzheimer’s Disease

Lumbar Puncture Procedure May Rule Out Alzheimer’s Disease

An Alzheimer’s Association group suggests lumbar puncture and CSF analysis as a means to diagnose the disease. Six “appropriate” and eight “inappropriate” criteria were developed for key patients. While these procedures are not yet accepted in the US, the group believes that in the coming years, it will become a standard procedure. A workgroup from...

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Twin Studies Target on Preventing Alzheimer’s Among the Healthy Elderly

Twin Studies Target on Preventing Alzheimer’s Among the Healthy Elderly

Two big studies are trying to discover a treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people who don’t have mental decline yet but are at risk. Age and having the APOE4 gene increases the risk for developing Alzheimer’s. One copy of the gene is found in about one in four people  and 2 percent have two...

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Breakthrough: New Method Found to Accurately Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Breakthrough: New Method Found to Accurately Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

A new brain imaging method can reveal the spread of specific tau protein depositions, which are distinctive to Alzheimer’s cases. A PET scanner, a medical imaging technology that uses radioactive tracers, can detect the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The tau-PET method could be valuable in trials of new medication against Alzheimer’s and can prove if...

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Do You Know the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Do You Know the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are two terms that we commonly hear about but we don’t truly understand. Knowing the basic facts about brain conditions like Alzheimer’s and Dementia might help you avoid jumping to conclusions when a family member manifests symptoms. Lifestyle changes can make a huge impact in limiting the risks of having these conditions....

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Are You Excessively Sleepy at Daytime? You Might Be at Risk for Alzheimer’s

Are You Excessively Sleepy at Daytime? You Might Be at Risk for Alzheimer’s

A recent study shows that older people suffering from daytime sleepiness were three times more at risk to develop brain deposits of beta-amyloid, a hallmark protein for Alzheimer’s disease. SLEEP journal published an ongoing study showing that getting sufficient night-time sleep is a big help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies found that interrupted or...

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