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Dementia, Alzheimber's Disease, Dance

A Big Step? Trial Will Test Improvisational Dance as Dementia Therapy

Depending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in a darkened coffeehouse or the black-clad Dieter gyrating to techno pop in a Sprockets sketch on “Saturday Night Live”.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, genetic, 23andMe

Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing Can Be a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

Anyone can learn whether they carry mutations known to cause Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia, and other fatal neurodegenerative diseases.

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Sleep, Alzheimer’s Link Explained

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Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Stanford University shows that disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase in a brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Further, a week of poor sleep leads to an increase in another brain protein that has been linked to brain damage in Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

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Sleep Problems May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study published in the July 5, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers have found a link between sleep disturbances and biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease found in the spinal fluid.

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tau, Tau Protein, Tau Tangles, Alzheimer's Disease, alzheimer disease, Dementia, Neurodegenative Disease, Cryo Electron Microscope, Cryo Electron Microscopy, Neurodegeneration, Brain

Researchers Provide First Look at Atomic Structures of Protein Tangles Found in Alzheimer’s Disease

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New research by scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom and Indiana University School of Medicine gives the most detailed view yet of tau protein structures found in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Metformin, Diabetes, Dementia, Saint Louis University, SLU School of medicine

SLU Researchers Study Relationship between Diabetes Drug, Dementia

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Saint Louis University researchers have received a $443,636 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the relationship between the diabetes drug Metformin and dementia risk.

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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

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While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not the same.

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Hippocampus, walking ability, mental decline, Neurology, Research, American Academy Of Neurology

The Hippocampus Underlies the Link Between Slowed Walking and Mental Decline

The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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University of Rhode Island Group Takes Holistic Look at Lifestyle and Dementia

Faculty, staff and graduate students are taking on one of society’s most vexing health challenges: how to prevent or slow the onset of dementia through changes in diet and exercise. And what sets the Lifestyle Interventions Group apart is its inclusion of disciplines beyond the typical confines of brain science.

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New Technology Aims to Provide Peace and Positive Stimulation to Dementia Patients

Patients can engage with the Ambient Activity Technology device any time to view family photos, hear their favorite music, and play games.







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