Retinal plaques may be biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 by

New findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia indicate that amyloid plaques found in the retinas may be an indicator of similar Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain. The discovery indicates that the eyes may provide a more visible biomarker for...

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How Alzheimer’s affects sleep

Sep 2, 2021 by

Sleep patterns tend to change with age but for those with Alzheimer’s, it’s more complex. They may experience sleep disturbances and disorders, changes to their sleep cycle, and shorter or fragmented sleep....

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Tooth loss linked to dementia and cognitive decline

Aug 3, 2021 by

Scientists have found a potential relationship between tooth loss, dementia and cognitive decline. The research was published in the journal JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine....

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Phone conversations may aid early detection of Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 2021 by

Researchers used machine learning to develop models that use the acoustic features of a person’s conversations to identify whether they may have early Alzheimer’s. The models might eventually translate into smartphone apps or online solutions to help identify the...

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Reduced cholesterol breakdown may accelerate dementia in men

Jul 27, 2021 by

Researchers at the National Institute on Aging found a link between low serum levels of oxysterols and he progression of dementia in men, but not women. The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine....

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Non-invasive potential treatment for Alzheimer’s

Jul 13, 2021 by

Research on mice at Queensland Brain Institute’s Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research showed that low-intensity ultrasound effectively restored cognition without opening the blood-brain barrier....

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