Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology

Genes only play a moderate role in the accumulation of amyloid-beta in the brain. The question of genetic vs environmental influences plays a major role…

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Methylphenidate Safe and Effective in Reducing Apathy in Alzheimer Disease

Methylphenidate, the most widely studied catecholaminergic compound in older adults, is safe and may have modest but noticeable benefits on apathy in patients with Alzheimer…

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Fastball EEG Method Could Increase Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease

Fastball is a new electroencephalogram (EEG) method developed by researchers from the University of Bath, UK, for the passive and objective measurement of recognition memory…

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Physical Exercise Modulates Iron in Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise modulates iron storage and trafficking in the brain and skeletal muscles, and physical activity reduces cortical hepcidin. The findings reveal how exercise can…

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Lack of Exercise and Poor Nutrition Could Increase the Risk of Diseases Like Dementia

Diet and exercise can influence hippocampal neurogenesis, researchers say. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise have detrimental effects on hippocampal neurogenesis, increasing the risk for…

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Some Diabetes Drugs Reduce Risk and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, a class of drug that reduces blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, were associated with less amyloid accumulation in the brain and…

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15 Novel Biomarkers for Diseases Predisposing to Dementia Identified

15 protein biomarkers have been identified as being linked to late-onset dementias. The biomarkers can predict cognitive decline and risk for dementia up to 20…

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