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Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …

Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Her Mother’s Dementia Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Her Mother’s Dementia

Kimberly Williams-Paisley recently talked about her painful journey with her mother, who has a rare form of dementia. The Nashville star admitted she had to learn how to love her mother again, but in a new way. Over the past …

Coweta Woman Found Injured, But Alive Coweta Woman Found Injured, But Alive

A Georgia woman has been found alive after an exhaustive search over the weekend turned up no leads. 78-year old Eleanor Alexander was found in a wooded area not far from her Coweta home, covered in bug bites and injured …

Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Restore Brain Cell Memory Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Restore Brain Cell Memory
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A new study has shown that a drug intended to treat diabetes could restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that a drug named AC253, which never made it …

Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker

A new study has shown that mice bred for Alzheimer’s testing that were given an antibody that blocked the immune molecule p40 showed “substantial” improvements in behavioral testing. The effects were seen even when the mice had already begun showing …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Alzheimer’s Could Be Linked to Brain Inflammation Alzheimer’s Could Be Linked to Brain Inflammation

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior, has been linked to inflammation of the brain at an early age, according to a recent study. In order to investigate the theory, scientists caused brain inflammation in …

Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns
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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain. They say their mathematic model can be used to predict where and approximately …