Study Shows Apple Devices in Combo With Apps Could Identify Dementia Study Shows Apple Devices in Combo With Apps Could Identify Dementia

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Thursday early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer's disease dementia and those without symptoms.Reuters Health Information
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Dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier, allowing molecules and cells not normally present in the central nervous system to enter, is one of the features of dementia. If nothing else, this causes inflammation in the brain as the immune system is roused to try to clear out the unwanted materials. Chronic inflammation in the immune cells of the central nervous system is an important part of the progression of neurodegenerative conditions, and in Alzheimer's disease shows up after the initial accumulation of amyloid-β. This sequence of events may be due in part to amyloid-β causing blood-brain barrier dysfunction, th...
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Scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina looked at 14 adults with mild cognitive impairment, which increases a person's risk of developing dementia.
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ALZHEIMER ’S disease is the most common cause of dementia. The symptoms of the progressive disease can seem slight at first. A new study has provided a striking explanation for one early warning sign.
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In this study, Warmack produced crystals, both the normal and kinked types, in 15 of beta amyloid ’s amino acids. She used a modified type of cryo-electron microscopy to analyze the crystals. Cryo-electron microscopy, whose development won its creators the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry, enables scientists to see large biomolecules in extraordinary detail. Professor Tamir Gonen pioneered the mo dified microscopy, called microcrystal electron diffraction, which enables scientists to study biomolecules of any size.Eisenberg is UCLA ’s Paul D. Boyer Professor of Molecular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institu...
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MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Heat waves can pose a serious risk to people with Alzheimer's disease, so their families should know how to keep them safe, advocates say. Extreme heat is " dangerous for everyone, but especially for someone with Alzheimer's...
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Maintaining fitness through the practice of regular exercise improves health in old age, slowing the pace of damage to the brain and consequent cognitive decline. While there is largely only correlational data in humans to show a link between exercise and a slower pace of neurodegeneration, many animal studies make it clear that exercise causes an improved trajectory for health in later life. It does not extend overall life span in mice, as is the case for calorie restriction, but is otherwise very effective for an intervention that is essentially free. This beneficial outcome is likely due to a combination of overl...
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New research suggests that experiencing a stressful life event may detrimentally impact older women ’s memories and put them at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Alzheimer's &DementiaAuthor(s): Binyin Li, Yixi He, Jianfang Ma, Pei Huang, Juanjuan Du, Li Cao, Yan Wang, Qin Xiao, Huidong Tang, Shengdi ChenAbstractObjectiveGut microbiota changes before the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the alterations could be detected in the stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The findings might offer diagnostic biomarkers before the onset of dementia.BackgroundAD is the most common cause of dementia, and MCI is the predementia state. Recent studies suggest the alterations in the gut microbial communities associated with AD, w...
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According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's.
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CONCLUSION: Increased levels of inflammatory markers were not associated with faster progression as measured by the annual change on the CDR-SB or MMSE score. PMID: 31414991 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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