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Hormone replacement therapy can boost brain and stop memory loss

A seven-year US study has found women who take HRT experience fewer age-related changes to the brain and fewer of them had an accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's Disease.
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Middle-aged and worried about your memory slips? You probably don’t have dementia. The majority of the memory slips that concern this age group, and even those significantly older, are due to stress and other factors rather than impending dementia. However, researchers have now found that people who are suffering from memory loss but are unaware of their problem are most likely developing the disease. Read full article on lack of awareness of memory loss and dementia: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol   ...
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From our reader Judith:How do you get a urine sample from someone who doesn't understand what you're trying to do or resists the invasion of privacy?This is an excellent question and I have not written about this in some time. So here we go.Yes, getting a urine sample from a person living with dementia or an elderly person can be quite a task - sometimes near impossible.Well, I have a solution to this problem thatworks 100% of the time if the person can take a pee on a toilet.Did you know? An Undetected Urinary Tract Infection Can Kill an Alzheimer's Patientby Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's...
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New research guidelines for classifying whether individuals have Alzheimer's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links sleep and beta-amyloid accumulation fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults Flortaucipir-PET could lead in early Alzheimer's detection How do seniors react to amyloid-PET results? MRI technique locates areas of cognitive impairment
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The authors of this open access paper consider the potential for regenerative medicine to treat Alzheimer's disease, such as by increasing production of new neurons, or delivering neurons via transplantation. While there has been something of an exodus from the amyloid hypothesis of late, given the litany of failure in clinical trials aiming to reduce amyloid in the brain, it still seems clear that protein aggregates (amyloid and tau) occupy a central position in the progression of neurodegeneration. Spurring greater brain tissue maintenance via generation of neurons is a beneficial goal in and of itself, but as a compensa...
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Recent studies have identified biomarkers which can help predict the risk, as well as recognize the existence, of Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers involved with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association (AA) have proposed a new biomarker-based definition of Alzheimer’s disease. An article published in the April 2018 journal Alzheimer’s &Dementia discusses the proposal that Alzheimer’s disease should be defined by measurable, underlying pathologic processes that are able to be documented by either biomarkers or autopsy. This definition would be used for obse...
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Publication date: May 2018 Source:Neurochemistry International, Volume 115 Author(s): Ming-Chang Chiang, Christopher J. Nicol, Yi-Chuan Cheng Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with progressive memory loss resulting in dementia. Amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides play a critical role in the pathogenesis of this disease, and are thought to promote inflammation and oxidative stress leading to neurodegeneration in the neocortex and hippocampus of the AD brains. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a master regulator of cellular energy homeostasis, and cell survival in response to inflammation and oxidati...
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ALZHEIMER ’S researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline.
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Proposal would base diagnosis on on biological signs such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today
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Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms
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(Reuters) - Alzheimer's researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline.
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