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The Dementia that is NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

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The term Alzheimer's is frequently used to describe all dementias even though there are many different causes for dementia. Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million American and is frequently misdiagnosed.

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Team Develops ‘Cool’ New Method for Probing How Molecules Fold

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Collaborating scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules form and lose their natural folded structures.

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Little Evidence Brain Games Boost Intelligence or Prevent Dementia

Computerized brain games that are advertised as a way to help boost intelligence and prevent dementia will be popular Christmas gifts this year. But there’s little scientific evidence to support these industry claims.

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Mild Memory & Thinking Issues: What Works, What Doesn’t? U-M Experts Weigh the Evidence

For up to one in five Americans over age 65, getting older brings memory and thinking problems. It may seem like part of getting older - but officially, it’s called mild cognitive impairment or MCI. A new definitive look at the evidence about what works and what doesn’t in MCI should help doctors and the seniors they treat.

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Worried About Dementia? New UAB Clinic Offers Personalized Risk Assessment

UAB is the first in the nation to offer a clinical Alzheimer's risk assessment for patients worried about their potential for dementia as they age. More importantly, the assessment offers ways to manage and reduce risk.

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Can Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

People who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain that are associated with dementia, according to a new study published in the December 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Rescuing the Golgi Puts Brakes on Alzheimer’s Progress

The even more surprising answer was that rescuing the Golgi reduced Aβ accumulation significantly, apparently by re-opening a normal protein degradation pathway for the amyloid precursor protein (APP).

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Alzheimer’s in a Dish Model Converts Skin Cells to Induced Neurons Expressing Amyloid-Beta and Tau

The search for a living laboratory model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—the so-called “Alzheimer’s in a dish”—has a new candidate. Håkan Toresson and colleagues at Lund University in Sweden report success in creating induced neurons that model Alzheimer’s by starting with fibroblasts taken from skin biopsies.

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Study Suggests Potential Therapy for Second Most Common Form of Dementia

Drugs that boost the function of a specific type of neurotransmitter receptor may provide benefit to patients with the second most common type of dementia, according to research from UAB published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Significant Cognitive Decline 20 Years Later

People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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