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.

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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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Look at dementia

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The dementia blog, has a wonderful competition for researchers to share pictures that show research progress in dementia. See the lovely pictures in our link for today.

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Coping with the loss of someone to Alzheimer’s

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After her husband passed away from Alzheimer’s disease, Sault native Sonia Discher published her first book on July 10, with the goal of helping herself and readers cope.

The nonfiction book recounts her experiences from the moment her husband was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 50 in an otherwise healthy state. It is titled Dealing with Early Onset Alzheimer’s: Love, Laughter & Tears.

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10 risks for Alzheimer’s

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Although there’s still no cure, researchers are continuing to develop a better understanding of what increases a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study that looked at 396 studies has even been able to identify ten risk factors that are shown to increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

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Inflammatory bowel disease may increase risk for dementia

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A new study found that Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease were at greatest risk for two types of dementia: Alzheimer’s dementia, which is caused by damage and death to nerve cells and affects memory, thinking and behavior; and vascular dementia, which stems from conditions that block or reduce blood flow to the brain.

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Being poor impacts Alzheimer’s risk

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A new study shows that those living in the poorest neighborhoods had the highest risk for brain changes commonly related to Alzheimer’s risk. For each one-point increase on the scale of socioeconomic deprivation, there was an 8 percent increase in the odds for Alzheimer’s brain pathology. 

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Think positive to avoid Alzheimer’s

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Current research shows that genetics, high blood pressure, and smoking are all risk factors for developing dementia. But a lot of people don’t realise that there is also a relationship between mental ill-health and higher dementia risk too. Studies have shown that depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder are all linked to a higher risk of developing dementia in older age. Our recent study builds on this research by examining whether a style of thinking that is common to these mental health conditions is associated with indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia.

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Early detection

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There may not be a cure yet for Alzheimer’s disease but now there is a faster way to get an early diagnosis.

Neurosciences Medical Clinic now provides a NEW service that allows for the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Science allows us to combine a series of physical, memory, imaging and genetic testing in order to determine if someone has Alzheimer’s Disease in order to prepare for what is to come later on in life.

Please Contact Neurosciences Medical Clinic at 786-600-7004 in order to learn more or follow their social media pages @NeurosciencesMedicalClinic or click on their webpage: Neurosciencesclinics.com. The clinic provides free initial screening.

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10 ways to love your brain

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This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.

Nearly six million people in the United States, including 76,000 Coloradans, are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The sixth-leading cause of death and the only leading disease without a prevention, treatment or cure, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans every year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body:

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Always think Positive

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Persistent negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.

In a study of people over the age of 55, researchers found repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is linked to subsequent cognitive decline, as well as the deposition of harmful brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s.

The researchers say RNT should now be further investigated as a potential risk factor for dementia, and psychological tools, such as mindfulness or meditation, should be studied to see if these could reduce dementia risk.

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Life style changes and Alzheimer’s

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The study will test the role of lifestyle changes in Alzheimer’s disease, specifically a combination of diet, physical activity, social activity and cognitive exercises. The study is based on a similar study done in Finland, that showed benefits in thinking and memory among participants who followed a specific set of behaviors. The US version is being specifically adapted to America’s diverse population.

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Alzheimer’s and Pollution

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  • Many recent studies show that Alzheimer’s disease occurs more often in people exposed to fine particles in polluted air.
  • Such droplets, a 30th the diameter of a human hair, contain several toxic substances that can damage brain cells.
  • Particles can weaken a protective barrier around the brain and also can enter from nerves near the nose.

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