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Protein tangles linked with dementia in patients with single head injury

Protein tangles linked with dementia in patients with single head injury

A study by a research team from Imperial College, London have observed tau clumps in the brains of patients who have sustained a single but severe head injury. Unlike other studies that have seen tau tangles in patients during post-mortem examinations, this study marks the first time that such clumps of protein are seen in...

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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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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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Dementia can be Detected Earlier with a Quick and Easy Neck Scan

Dementia can be Detected Earlier with a Quick and Easy Neck Scan

A new study unveils a scan that studies neck pulses as an early risk detector for dementia before symptoms appear. Arteries near the heart are damaged due to unfavorable lifestyle factors such as poor diet and drug use. The neck scan could work as a routine test for cognitive functions. Researchers at the University College...

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A Combination of Diabetes and Dementia Could Be Fatal

A Combination of Diabetes and Dementia Could Be Fatal

According to a new study, the risk of death from dangerously low blood sugar is significantly higher among seniors who have diabetes and dementia. Patients with both diabetes and dementia had a 67% higher chance of death subsequent to seriously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) than those with diabetes alone. The research head of the Alzheimer’s...

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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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Midlife Crisis Could Be the Other Face of Dementia

Midlife Crisis Could Be the Other Face of Dementia

Five percent of patients under 65 are affected by young-onset Alzheimer’s. Personality changes due to the disease are often misinterpreted as a midlife crisis or depression. Being cognitively active and promoting a healthy lifestyle boosts brain functions. Alzheimer’s disease is often associated with people older than the age of 65. But another feature of dementia...

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