Alzheimers Disease

Why It’s so Important to Lower Your Cholesterol

You’re often advised to lower your cholesterol levels because it can result in a heart-related complication. But studies have revealed that having high cholesterol may contribute to a higher Alzheimer’s disease risk. The findings were published in Nature Chemistry and they describe how cholesterol in the brain may act as a trigger for toxic clusters here to read more

Bacteria may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurogenerative disorder that destroys memory and other important mental functions. The origin of this disease is shrouded in mystery, and even the top researchers don’t know exactly how it develops. Confirming the diagnosis is also tricky, as the only known method is through the study of the affected person’s brain here to read more

Alzheimer’s risk not greater with heartburn medication: Study

Doctors previously believed that certain popular heartburn medications could increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the latest findings suggest quite the opposite. The study focused on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which were previously believed to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people over the age of 75. The researchers explored data here to read more

Confusion in Alzheimer’s disease patients linked to silent seizures

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia characterized by memory loss and decline in other cognitive abilities, resulting in difficulty completing everyday tasks in those affected by the condition. While some degree of memory decline and cognitive problems is common for the elderly, Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, and here to read more

Intestinal bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Research from Lund University has found a link between intestinal bacteria and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Gut bacteria interact with the immune system, intestinal mucosa, and your diet, and can affect your health and well-being. The team studied mice both with and without Alzheimer’s and compared the composition of their intestinal bacteria. Those with here to read more

Grapes may help prevent Alzheimer’s: Study

A recent study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that regularly consuming grapes may protect against the decline of metabolic activity in those with early memory decline, preventing Alzheimer’s. Low metabolic activity in certain areas of the brain is a characteristic of the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and the study showed here to read more

Can mushrooms prevent Alzheimer’s?

New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food has shown that the bioactive components of certain edible and medicinal mushrooms may aid in the prevention and delay of dementia. Researchers from the University of Malaya have suggested that the activity of the bioactive compounds in certain mushrooms may aid in the growth of nerves here to read more

“Sniff test” may prove useful in early detection of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have discovered that the sense of smell declines dramatically in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, meaning that “sniff tests” may become a staple in the diagnostic process of this disease. A recent study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has provided evidence that testing a patient’s sense of smell here to read more

Delirium may accelerate progression of Alzheimer’s disease: Study

Findings from a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry have found a link between delirium and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Delirium occurs when patients become confused and disoriented, and is prevalent in elderly patients. This new research from the University of Cambridge and University College London show that this delirium could have long-term detrimental here to read more

Excess protein linked with wandering in Alzheimer’s patients: Study

An excess of the tau protein found in the brain may cause the spatial disorientation that makes those with Alzheimer’s disease wander, according to a recent study. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found a link between the build-up of tau protein in the navigational nerve cells within the brain and spatial disorientation that here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease and concussions linked

A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The researchers uncovered that concussions do speed up brain deterioration and mental decline in individuals who have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s here to read more

MIND diet reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk by 53 percent

The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and has been shown to improve brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. As we age, the threat of developing Alzheimer’s increases. Although the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown, researchers are working diligently to uncover more information to combat this life-changing here to read more