Large Alzheimer’s study moves forward despite the pandemic

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Where lots of studies have been halted due to the pandemic, the large study at the the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at the University of California, Irvine is moving forward cautiously.

Read the article in our link for today to learn about how they assure the safety of the participants in the study.

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Get your flu shot, avoid Alzheimer’s

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Everyone has their eyes on this year’s flu season, which is predicted to collide with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC and other health agencies are already issuing strong recommendations to the public to get their flu shot as early as possible.

In addition to protecting against the flu, flu shots may also have an unexpected benefit: lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s

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New research seems to suggest that both cause the same brain damage.

A new study confirms links between obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease. Possible reasons for the association include the build up of toxic products due to lack of oxygen.

Equipment to be used for people with sleep apnea

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Alzheimer’s and Immunotherapy

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Immunotherapy is the prevention or treatment of disease with drugs that stimulate an immune response. Scientists are looking for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease that boosts our immune systems. Administering drugs to elicit an immune response works in a similar way to a vaccine and pharmaceutical companies are placing bets on immunotherapy to target Alzheimer’s disease.

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Raising 50 million for Alzheimer’s

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Meet the two ladies who have taken this initiative.

Read their inspiring story about how they managed to get the post office to issue an Alzheimer’s stamp that will bring in 50 million dollar once they all have been sold.

(To purchase the Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp, you can go to the U.S. Postal Service website, call 800-STAMP24 or go to your local post office.)

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vascular risk factors and subsequent Alzheimer’s disease

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The clinical guidelines related to the primary prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have focused on the management of vascular risk factors. However, the link between vascular risk factors and AD in older adults remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the association between vascular risk factors and subsequent AD in 178,586 older adults (age ≥ 65 years).

alzres.biomedcentral.com

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The gender gap with Alzheimer’s

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Why are women diagnosed more with Alzheimer’s than men?

One study found menopause, which reduces estrogen levels in a women’s body, may be to blame. Scientists scanned the brains of women and men and found declines in estrogen were involved in Alzheimer’s abnormalities.

Another recent report found women with more belly fat had a higher risk for dementia than men with the same issue. Specifically, women with a higher waist circumference had a 39% increased risk of dementia in 15 years.

And researchers recently performed brain scans on more than 1,000 older adults and found women metabolized sugar better, which may help them compensate for dementia damage better causing a delayed diagnosis.

www.news4jax.com

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Know the signs

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A nationwide study reveals that although many Americans say they want to reduce their risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, they’re largely misinformed when it comes to risk factors beyond genetics and age.

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research finds antidepressants may reduce signs of Alzheimer’s

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A new study from a Penn researcher adds to evidence that a class of antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs may reduce production of a key protein found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. This is evidence, she said, that the drugs could someday be part of a cocktail used to prevent or delay this form of dementia.

www.inquirer.com

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Reducing your dementia / Alzheimer’s risk

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Warren Boling, MD, chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Health, says that although the cause is still unknown, experts are constantly discovering more about what can be done to reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

“Risk factors point to an increased chance of developing the disease, and while some risk factors can’t be changed, there are others within your control, such as diet, exercise and sleep,” Boling says.

In our link for today, Boling breaks down five risk factors that people can look out for to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Alzheimer’s in the pandemic

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Beyond the U.S. deaths caused directly by the novel coronavirus, more than 134,200 people have died of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia since March. That is 13,200 more U.S. deaths caused by dementia than expected compared with previous years, according to an analysis of federal data by The Washington Post.

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Now there is an education for Alzheimer’s and dementia care

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Caring People eases the strife experienced by families whose loved ones suffer from dementia with an industry-leading program designed specifically to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The company’s certified dementia professionals administer holistic therapeutic services that include music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, validation therapy, pet therapy, and clinical evaluations.

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Artificial Intelligence and Alzheimer’s

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A team led by Dr Laura Ferraiuolo of The University of Sheffield have found that AI could be used to assess and monitor potential patients. Specifically, machines could be programmed to recognise Alzheimer’s by looking at an image of a patient’s brain, as well as assessing their movements and speech to determine if they are likely to be suffering from the condition before symptoms progress.

http://forgetoday.com/

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Keto diet and Alzheimer’s

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Scientists have found associations between fungi living in the gut and mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. They suggest that a ketogenic diet could help prevent the disease by creating a more healthful balance of microorganisms in the gut.

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Navigation trouble could be a signal

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Researchers compared the navigation performance of 202 volunteers without genetic Alzheimer’s risk and 65 volunteers with increased genetic risk. The latter had a specific expression of the gene for apolipoprotein E, the APOE-ε4 allele.

Source:
Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum
Journal reference:
Bierbrauer, A., et al. (2020) Unmasking selective path integration deficits in Alzheimer’s disease risk carriers. Science Advances. doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba1394.

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It’s good to be a woman

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Women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease, and scientists at UC San Francisco now have evidence from research in both humans and mice that this is because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.

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A better test for Alzheimer’s

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Clinical trials of Alzheimer’s medicines have failed frequently but now researchers believe that this may have been caused by the drugs given too late. So if they could just develop a test that would detect Alzheimer’s earlier, it would make the drugs that have failed for use later in the process, so much more productive.

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