Animal memory may help Alzheimer’s research

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Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered whether it can remember that you recently rewarded or scolded them — and when that happened?

Indiana University neuroscientists have discovered what they say is the first evidence nonhuman animals can replay a stream of past events from memory — and even the sequence in which those events occurred.

The discovery of this type of episodic memory in rodents may someday help advance the development of new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, said Jonathon Crystal, a professor and director of the neurosciences program at IU-Bloomington

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Watch out for your friends and family

Alzheimer; News from the web:

The early signs of Alzheimer’s centre around forgetfulness, which means that often loved ones – whether partners, family or friends – are best-placed to notice behavioral changes. Encouraging your partner to see his or her GP as early as possible is advisable.

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