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Posted on 17 Jul

Alzheimer’s drug trial targets by-product of gum disease

The pharmaceutical company, Cortexyme, Inc. has outlined a trial of potential Alzheimer’s drug that targets toxic substances released by P. gingivalis, a bacteria linked to gum disease. In a poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference today (Wednesday, July 17), researchers provided an overview of the development of the drug, known as COR388, and […]

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Posted on 16 Jul

Scientists investigate sleep medications and dementia risk

Scientists link frequent use of sleep medication with changes to risk of developing dementia Many older adults who have trouble sleeping take medication to help them sleep. New research, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019, suggests certain groups of people who take sleep medication may be at a higher risk of developing dementia. […]

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Posted on 16 Jul

Latest developments towards Alzheimer’s blood tests

Three new studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles today (Monday 15 July) shed light on the progress towards developing blood-based tests for the diseases that cause dementia. An amyloid-based blood test for Alzheimer’s disease Following from their previous research findings published in Nature in 2018, Japanese researchers looked […]

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Posted on 16 Jul

People with dementia are at an increased risk of seizures

US-based researchers have found that people with dementia are at an increased risk of experiencing seizures. They presented their findings today (Monday 15 July) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles. People with dementia are at increased risk of many seizure types In the first of two studies, researchers in the […]

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Posted on 15 Jul

Lifestyle critical factor in modifying Alzheimer’s risk, studies show

The more we embrace a healthy lifestyle, the lower the risk of Alzheimer’s. Living a healthy lifestyle reduces dementia risk, regardless of genetics. Keeping mentally and physically active could reduce dementia risk from air pollution. Smoking can impact thinking and memory in mid-life. Alcohol use disorder increases dementia risk. The more we embrace a healthy […]

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Posted on 15 Jul

Living a healthy lifestyle reduces dementia risk, regardless of genetics

Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that living a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, regardless of a person’s genetic predisposition. . The findings are published today (Sunday 14 July) in the Journal JAMA and have been presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles. The team […]

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Posted on 14 Jul

Loss of multiple senses increases dementia risk

Combined vision and hearing loss increases risk of developing dementia. Mild impairment in multiple senses linked to higher dementia risk. Two studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 have explored whether losing multiple senses, including hearing and sight, increases the risk of dementia. In 2017, an important report identified mid-life hearing loss as […]

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Posted on 10 Jul

Top dementia experts identify gaps holding back potential treatments

Leading dementia figures from universities, pharmaceutical companies and charities have today identified six gaps in dementia research that present new opportunities to speed up the search for the first life-changing treatment for the condition. The work, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, calls for a fresh focus on how research is conducted, including new approaches to […]

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Posted on 05 Jul

Prostate cancer treatment linked to dementia risk

JAMA Network Open: Association between androgen deprivation therapy use and diagnosis of dementia in men with prostate cancer New research has highlighted a possible link between a prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and the risk of dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 3 July) in the Journal JAMA Network Open. Androgens are […]

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Posted on 21 Jun

Squeezing of blood vessels could contribute to decline in Alzheimer’s

A new study published by researchers at UCL has revealed that tightening of blood vessels in the brain in Alzheimer’s could play a key role in the disease. The research, published today in the journal Science, sheds new light on potential future approaches to treat the Alzheimer’s. Research has shown that in the early stages […]

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