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Menopause Causes Metabolic Changes In Brain That Might Increase Alzheimer Risk

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Menopause triggers metabolic changes inside the brain which in turn might put a woman at a greater risk of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. These results can help answer the question which has puzzled healthcare providers for long: why the incidence rate of Alzheimer’s is higher in women compared to men? The researchers also […]

Algorithm can predict Alzheimer two years before the onset of symptoms

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Scientists have designed an algorithm which, according to them, has the ability to accurately predict an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s years before that person starts showing the early symptoms of the disease. The researchers used beta-amyloid imaging and machine-learning techniques to predict development of Alzheimer’s disease in advance in individuals having mild cognitive impairment, […]

Dropping Serotonin Levels Linked to Development of Alzheimer Disease

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Is Alzheimer’s disease caused by low serotonin levels in the brain? A new study investigated this. Serotonin is commonly known as happiness hormone, because it affects mood, among other things. The researchers suggest serotonin might be the key factor driving Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, yet its cause is not known. […]

Taking Antidepressants Linked to Increased Risk of Head Injuries in Alzheimers Pateints

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Alzheimer’s patients who take antidepressants have a greater risk of head injuries, as well as painful brain injuries, according to a new study. Earlier, a study had revealed that the risk of having falls and fracture of the hip is greater in Alzheimer’s patients who used antidepressants. However, the link between antidepressant use and head […]

Alzheimer Drug Shows Promise In Reducing Heart Disease Risk

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Drug galantamine is used to treat Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia which affects millions of people worldwide. However, researchers have found it might help in reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes too. In a recent study, galantamine reduced inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is not one condition, but rather a […]

PPIs Do Not Cause Dementia, New Research States

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A few studies have linked use of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) with increased risk of dementia. Latest research, however, quashes this claim. According the latest study, involving more than 13,000 patients, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that the risk of developing dementia increases with PPI use. PPIs are typically prescribed for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease […]

Alzheimers Risk Might Now Be Predicted Using A Blood Screening Test

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

At present, there’s no simple, inexpensive, and effective method to identify Alzheimer’s risk. Hopefully, this might not be the case in near future. Researchers show that a simple blood test screening might accurately identify the markers of this disease, long before symptoms kick in. The early warning signs of Alzheimer’s are confusion and memory loss. […]

A Flavanol Might Help Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

According to a new study, a compound present in strawberries and other fruits, as well as vegetables, might help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The compound in question is fisetin. A flavonol, fisetin is present in many vegetables and fruits, like cucumbers, onions, grapes, apples, strawberries, and persimmons. This compound gives color to vegetables and fruits, but […]

Moderate to Severe TBI Linked with Greater Risk of Dementia

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

If you are in your middle years and experience a severe or moderate traumatic brain injury (or TBI for short), you have a greater than normal risk of dementia later on. This is what a new study states. The study has linked TBI with higher risk of dementia. Traumatic brain injury, also called intracranial injury, […]

Extra Virgin Oil Offers Protection against Alzheimers Disease

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Mediterranean diet is linked with many health benefits, including lower risk of dementia. Researchers have now identified a particular component which offers protection against cognitive decline, and that’s extra virgin oil. Latest research shows extra virgin oil intake helps protect memory and learning ability, besides reducing neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaque formation in the brain. […]

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