Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by progressive memory loss, spatial disorientation and many other cognitive and behavioural disorders that ultimately lead to a state of total dependence.
The new drug is based on the idea that a build-up of amyloid in the brain leads to the disease. But that hypothesis has been under scrutiny lately.
Being overweight or obese negatively affects brain health.
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In this new study, people who were overweight had fewer brain cells and lower levels of blood flow compared to people of a normal weight.
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.
Many older people and their families worry about a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is one of the most dreaded and difficult diseases, and it has been notoriously difficult to diagnose. Could that change in the coming years with the advent of new blood tests?