Dana Gasby, left, interacts with her mother B. Smith in their East Hampton home on Long Island, New York, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. B. Smith has Alzheimer’s Disease.
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A blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease in people who have symptoms and even those who don't has been shown to work. Scientists still need to improve its accuracy rate to almost 100%, however.
The study investigated what role oxytocin had in memory.
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Though a recent study's results were promising, there is still much that researchers don't know.
Many of these risk factors are preventable.
Stress, depression, and high blood pressure were just some of the risk factors the study's researchers identified.
Our method could someday potentially detect the disease before it starts developing in a person’s brain.
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Having extra copies of a gene called BACE2 can slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells.
An inmate at California Men’s Colony prison.
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently opened a unit for people suffering dementia. But is incarceration a 'cruel and unusual' punishment for those who don't understand why they are behind bars?
‘With Dad,’ Marlborough, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 1998.
What does an artist do when the subject is a disease as much as a person, and when the disease then subsumes the person – to the point where he can't recognize his own son?
People who worried or ruminated more often had biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease in their brain.
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Our study found that people who had higher repetitive negative thinking patterns experienced more cognitive decline over a four-year period.
This antibody could be used to develop future treatments.
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The antibody can be used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease.
The microglia (in red) can both protect against and contribute to diseases like Alzheimer’s.
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Between 10-15% of all cells within the brain are microglia.
Tiny parts of our genome once thought useless are being turned into ways to diagnose and treat disease.
Flavonoids are a group of compounds found in almost every fruit and vegetable.
Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.
Blacks have twice the incidence rates for Alzheimer’s as whites.
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Blacks are at higher risk for many diseases. This is partly due to poverty, discrimination and lack of access to care. But there may be something different about the higher rates of Alzheimer's.
Within the next decade, millions of seniors will be shopping for new housing.
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Assisted living facilities are one option for seniors. But finding clear and accurate information about them isn't easy.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
The way a person with Lewy body dementia walks is different from the way a person with Alzheimer’s walks.
Having better diagnostic tools will allow healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible.
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Participants in a recent trial experienced old memories, vividly.
A national trial that looked at whether brain stimulation could restore memory had a surprise finding. Deep brain stimulation brought back vivid memories temporarily.
Technology can be used to support the caregivers of people living with dementia, however, developers and designers need to take caregiver needs into consideration.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
Scientists explain why commercial gene testing should be used with caution.
Hundreds of clinical trials have been conducted over the past 10 years to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They all failed.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Despite all efforts, no treatments have been found yet. To increase the odds, we need to rethink our approach and try to better understand it.