The importance of sleep in a new study

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Disrupted sleep is common in late life, the study authors wrote, and associated with changes in cognitive function — the mental capacity for learning, thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, remembering and paying attention.Age-related changes in sleep have also been linked with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, depression and cardiovascular disease, so the authors investigated possible associations between self-reported sleep duration, demographic and lifestyle factors, subjective and objective cognitive function, and participants’ levels of beta amyloid.

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Yoga for Alzheimer’s

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According to a US study published on Brain Plasticity, “Compared to traditional forms of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the relatively low-impact, modifiable nature of yoga can offer a middle ground for individuals with movement limitations, clinical diagnoses, and is particularly suitable for aging populations. Yoga’s focus on improving the self through both physical and mental practices incorporates more mindful elements absent in traditional forms of exercise.”

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A new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease

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A new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease, potentially targeting the root cause of memory decline

The ACT-AD and LIFT-AD trials are evaluating if a new investigational drug is safe and effective in improving symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

The investigational drug of the ACT-AD and LIFT-AD trials is designed to:

  • Boost a repair and regenerative pathway for brain cells
  • Promote brain health and function

There may be a trial near you check it out

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11 ways to prevent Alzheimer’s

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Great Article by Yahoo style where they not only give 11 ways to prevent Alzheimer’s but also refer to the appropriate research that has come up with this way to avoid Alzheimer’s.

In short: Get sleep, get moving, eat mediterranean, be social, don’t (almost) drink, loose weight, learn new things, wear helmet and belts, get balanced, manage blood pressure, quit smoking.

Don’t just read this summery, go for the full article and take some great actions today!

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A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Swiss biopharma AC Immune has made targeting Alzheimer’s disease, the leading form of dementia, a top priority. The company’s numerous candidates and platforms target several different proteins and pathways thought to have a central role in Alzheimer’s pathology. 2020 has brought mixed news for AC Immune. In July, the company announced that their candidate tau vaccine, ACI-35.030, had shown “encouraging” safety data at a lower dose and was to be progressed to a higher-dose group. However, September brought the disappointing news that their anti-tau antibody, semorinemab, did not meet its primary efficacy endpoints in a Phase 2 trial. To discuss AC Immune’s work, Technology Networks spoke to CEO Prof. Andrea Pfeifer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tea, oranges and Broccoli will keep Alzheimer’s at bay

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A new study published in the journal Neurology in January 2020 concludes that increasing the intake of plant flavonols steeply reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) by up to a half. In other words, AD could be prevented in many people simply by regularly eating and drinking more foods containing these compounds such as tea, oranges and broccoli.

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Home Retirement Next Avenue GET EMAIL ALERTS 7 rules to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and keep your brain healthy

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The good folks over at Marketwatch give us a good overview of what we can do. Here is a part of what they say:

The research on cognitive health and disease has homed in on seven pillars for living a brain-healthy lifestyle, which may in combination, slash your risk for brain-degenerative diseases.

Just keep in mind, however, that even if you performed all these pillars perfectly, it doesn’t mean you won’t get Alzheimer’s disease. Other factors, such as genetics, additional medical conditions that affect the brain and accidents, can’t always be controlled.

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New option in the fight against Alzheimer’s

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Researchers have now found that slower loss of cognitive skills in people with AD correlates with higher levels of a protein that helps immune cells clear plaque-like cellular debris from the brain [1]. The efficiency of this clean-up process in the brain can be measured via fragments of the protein that shed into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This suggests that the protein, called TREM2, and the immune system as a whole, may be promising targets to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

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