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Diabetes Linked to Buildup of Toxic Alzheimer's Protein

Diabetes Linked to Buildup of Toxic Alzheimer's Protein

Diabetics tended to have higher levels of tau protein in spinal and brain fluid irregardless of whether they had dementia.

Some Dementia Meds May Cause Serious Weight Loss

Some Dementia Meds May Cause Serious Weight Loss

Dementia patients on cholinesterase inhibitors had a higher risk of significant weight loss compared to those not on the drugs.

Diabetes Drug Cuts Dementia Risk Significantly

Diabetes Drug Cuts Dementia Risk Significantly

Older adults with type 2 diabetes that took pioglitazone (Actos) had about half the risk of developing dementia as non-diabetics.

Memory Tests Could Predict Alzheimer's Decades Prior to Disease Onset

Memory Tests Could Predict Alzheimer's Decades Prior to Disease Onset

Poor performance on memory and cognition tests could provide early warning signs of Alzheimer's as much as 18 years before disease is diagnosed.

Digital 'Atlas' of Aging Brain Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Earlier

Digital 'Atlas' of Aging Brain Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Earlier

Digital map of older brain created from MRI scans could be make it easier for clinicians to diagnose neurocognitive disorders earlier.

Having High Blood Pressure May Decrease Risk of Developing Alzheimer's

Having High Blood Pressure May Decrease Risk of Developing Alzheimer's

Researchers believe that the anti-hypertensive medications people with high blood pressure take may play a role in decreasing Alzheimer's risk.

Brain Protein Found in Blood Could Predict Alzheimer's in Advance

Brain Protein Found in Blood Could Predict Alzheimer's in Advance

Abnormal levels of lysosomal proteins could provide a way to diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease years before onset of symptoms.

Physical and Mental Activities Don't Prevent Beta-Amyloid in Brain

Physical and Mental Activities Don't Prevent Beta-Amyloid in Brain

However, people who kept busy with mental activities had better cognitive performance than those who didn't.

Anti-Rejection Organ Transplant Drugs May Also Stave Off Alzheimer's

Anti-Rejection Organ Transplant Drugs May Also Stave Off Alzheimer's

Patients who were taking tacrolimus or cyclosporine after organ transplant had significantly lower rates of Alzheimer's compared to general public.

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