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Scientists find a new early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so...

People with these mental issues may have Alzheimer’s disease early

In a recent study at the University of California, San Francisco, researchers found that having depression is known to increase your risk for developing...

Having these 2 health problems may double your dementia risk

In a new study from Kangwon National University, researchers found that losing both eyesight and hearing functions may put you at greater risk of...

Scientists find a better way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. In...

Scientists discover 13 new Alzheimer’s genes

In a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to discover rare genomic variants associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). They found...

Bad lifestyle habits can cause Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

For years, research to pin down the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been focused on plaque found to be building up in...

Common Alzheimer’s drug could slower cognitive decline

Cholinesterase inhibitors are a group of drugs recommended for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, but their effects on cognition have been debated. In a new...

This study shows a new early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and may emerge in the brain 20 to 30 years before diagnosis. It is therefore very important to pinpoint biomarkers—that is,...

This study shows root cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a life-changing, debilitating condition, affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. Alzheimer’s is said to be caused by the build-up of tangled...

This study shows new way to detect Alzheimer’s disease 5 years early

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is usually based on a series of psychometric tests assessing cognitive function, brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Yet, these...