This Week in Alzheimer's News
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This Week in Alzheimer's News
A weekly recap of notable articles relating to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, with a focus on research.
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FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
To advance urgently needed research in Alzheimer's disease, FDA is engaging with researchers, drug companies, and the public as they design new clinical studies for promising drugs.
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The genetic link between Alzheimer's and heart disease - Harvard Health

The genetic link between Alzheimer's and heart disease - Harvard Health | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
When told they have a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, people may experience less distress if they learn that the same gene variant also increases…
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Cancer drug clears Alzheimer's-related plaques and improves memory function in mice

Cancer drug clears Alzheimer's-related plaques and improves memory function in mice | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Toxic plaques in the brain were reduced by half.
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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A mouse's brain clears out toxins during periods of deep sleep — including toxins that form the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Could the same hold true for people?
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Diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow

Diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A diet proven showed that it helped lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by US News & World Report.
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Is It Ordinary Memory Loss, or Alzheimer's Disease?

Is It Ordinary Memory Loss, or Alzheimer's Disease? | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Simple memory assessments are a way to get an idea of whether cognitive problems are drawing nearer.
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Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice

Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment Fully Restores Memory -- At Least In Mice | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A team of Australian researchers has come up with a noninvasive ultrasound technology that could restore memory in Alzheimer's patients.

In a study released earlier this month, two researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of...
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Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Tool To Figure It Out

Is It Dementia Or Normal Aging? Now There's A Tool To Figure It Out | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Beneath the ubiquitous memory-loss jokes that midlifers make, there is a deep concern and fear of dementia. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine who among the elderly are at higher risk of developing the ...
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Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise

Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Patients are testing a new drug aimed at stopping memory loss and mental decline
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A Simple 3-Part Test May Predict Alzheimer’s

A Simple 3-Part Test May Predict Alzheimer’s | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Dementia is a part of aging, but how do doctors separate normal brain decline from the first signs of Alzheimer’s? A new test that any physician can perform in their office may help
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Gout — yes, gout — may provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease

The uric acid that causes intense joint pain may protect the brain.
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Could a blast of sonic waves restore memory lost to Alzheimer's disease?

Could a blast of sonic waves restore memory lost to Alzheimer's disease? | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Sonic waves, first used by submarines in World War II, might one day help those with Alzheimer's disease preserve or regain their ability to remember and navigate, a new study on mice suggests.
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New Drug Clears Abnormal Brain Proteins Tied to Alzheimer's

New Drug Clears Abnormal Brain Proteins Tied to Alzheimer's | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A new drug tags and spurs the immune system to clear out the plaques that cause Alzheimer's, though its effect on cognition is unclear
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Protein injection hope for Alzheimer's - BBC News

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer's - BBC News | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Scientists believe injections of a natural protein could lessen the symptoms and progress of dementia after promising early trials in mice.
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Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer’s

Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer’s | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Yale University researchers have found.  The study, using mouse models of Alzheimer’s, 
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Alzheimer's treatment clue found in brain inflammation

Alzheimer's treatment clue found in brain inflammation | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
A study of mice suggests blocking a protein important for controlling immune cells in the brain could halt or limit memory loss and other damage seen in Alzheimer's disease.
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Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging

Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Around age 50, people may begin to forget things. This can be scary. But there are clear differences between the onset of dementia and totally normal, age-related lapses in memory.
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Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
One night as we were sitting together in a room full of immediate family, she leaned over to me and whispered, "I don't know who any of these people are." That included me, but it didn't stop her from confiding in me. I just laughed, and she did too.
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UCLA team creates 'gold standard' for early Alzheimer's detection - MyNewsLA.com

UCLA team creates 'gold standard' for early Alzheimer's detection - MyNewsLA.com | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
After six years of research, a UCLA-led team on Wednesday announced the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease -- the atrophy of the part of the brain known as the hippocampus.
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Video: Senate Special Committee on Aging: Finding an Alzheimer's Cure

B. Smith, restaurateur and author, testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on the importance of finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease by 2025.
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Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia

Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
Results from an analysis of veterans' health records show a higher risk of death among people taking antipsychotic drugs for symptoms of dementia than has been documented before.
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AbbVie And C2N Enter Into A Worldwide License Agreement For Alzheimer's Disease Therapy

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Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

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Study reveals how genetic changes lead to familial Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals how genetic changes lead to familial Alzheimer’s disease | This Week in Alzheimer's News | Scoop.it
NIH-funded research suggests novel approach for developing drugs for inherited Alzheimer’s
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