A new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has been developed under the leadership of researchers at the University of Gothenburg. The method is based on measuring a specific variant of tau protein in ordinary blood samples
Sometimes proteins misfold. When that happens in the human brain, the pileup of misfolded proteins can lead to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.
Researchers have developed a novel, experimental approach against Alzheimer’s. The approach is based on the stimulation of immune cells of the brain (microglia) by means of an antibody.
Protection Against Cognitive Decline People with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease have increased cognitive decline, including an increase in typical markers of Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that monitoring and […]
Neuroscientists have discovered that an enzyme called HDAC1 is critical for repairing age-related DNA damage to genes involved in memory and other cognitive functions. HDAC1 is often diminished in both Alzheimer’s patients and in normally aging adults, and the study suggests restoring it could have positive benefits for both groups.
In a new animal study examining Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found that disease progression could be slowed by decreasing neuroinflammation in the brain before memory problems and cognitive impairment were apparent.
Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research.
Dementia affects almost 50 million people worldwide, which is predicted to increase to 131.5 million people by 2050. Every three seconds someone in the world develops this disease.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, routine isn’t routine anymore. I’ve moved from a daily double-booked, jam-packed calendar to day after day of being left to my own devices. Just because my […]
More people with dementia died from COVID-19 in England and Wales compared to any other pre-existing condition, according to new figures. Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, […]