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New Insight on Why People with Down Syndrome Invariably Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers discover the cell events in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome that lead to the amyloid pathology observed in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings support a novel approach to treating and preventing both diseases.

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Award Winning Photographer, Robert Whitman, Partners with Lewy Body Dementia Association

Award winning photographer, Robert Whitman, captures lives of those affected with Lewy Body Dementia in a poignant collection of original photography.

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UNT Health Science Center Researcher Establishes Guidelines for Clinical Trials of Alzheimer's Blood Test

Researchers have moved a step closer to making a simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease available for screening older adults.

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Worry, Jealousy, Moodiness Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s in Women

Women who are anxious, jealous, or moody and distressed in middle age may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a nearly 40-year-long study published in the October 1, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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National Dementia Association Launches Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia Association launches month of Awareness. October is LBD Awareness Month, nationwide series of events will take place.

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Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed for First Time

In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start.

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Memory Slips May Signal Increased Risk of Dementia Years Later

New research suggests that people without dementia who begin reporting memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease. The study is published in the September 24, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Think You Have Alzheimer's? You Just Might Be Right, Study Says

New research by scientists at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something.

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Dying Brain Cells Cue New Brain Cells to Grow in Songbird

Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been lost naturally and not because of injury. If scientists can further tap into the process, it might lead to ways to encourage replacement of cells in human brains that have lost neurons naturally because of aging or Alzheimer's disease.

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