The importance of your sleep

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The brain’s ability to clear a protein closely linked to Alzheimer’s disease is tied to our circadian cycle, according to research published last week in PLOS Genetics.

The research underscores the importance of healthy sleep habits in preventing the protein Amyloid-Beta 42 from forming clumps in the brain, and opens a path to potential Alzheimer’s therapies.

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Alzheimer prevention registry

Alzheimer; News from the web:

The Alzheimer prevention registry sent us this:

Now Enrolling: The Brain Health Registry – Online

The purpose of the Brain Health Registry is to speed up the discovery of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. Joining the Brain Health Registry is easy. Participation takes less than three hours per year and can be completed entirely online.

If you choose to participate, you will be required to agree to a consent form. Once you give your consent, you will complete some questionnaires about your medical history, current health and lifestyle and take some online memory and thinking tests. You will be asked to come back every 6 months to answer more questions and take more tests. You may also have the opportunity to participate in additional research studies.

Brain Health Registry researchers are looking for people who are:

  • 18 years and older
  • Healthy volunteers, as well as those who have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia

For a full description of the Brain Health Registry, please visit our website.

Early identification is key for Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and the risk of developing it doubles every 5 years after an individual turns 65 years old. It is characterized by a continuous decline in completion of familiar tasks, memory loss, and thinking. Risk factors include aging, brain trauma, diabetes, family history, high blood pressure, and smoking.

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