Tag: Alzheimers

Excessive daytime napping in the elderly an early sign of Alzheimer’s

March 22, 2022

New research suggests a bidirectional relationship between the daytime sleep behaviours of older adults and cognitive decline – that is to say, “longer and more frequent daytime naps were associated with worse cognition and a higher risk of Alzheimer’s dementia.” […]

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Oxygen production/expenditure may be key to Alzheimer’s treatment

January 3, 2022

The mutated genes found in Alzheimer’s disease has been linked to the differing ways cells produce energy for brain function in a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide (Adelaide University), South Australia. The research group had used cutting-edge […]

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Lithuanian researchers develop model for early detection of Alzheimer’s

September 9, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s) is the world’s leading cause of dementia, causing or contributing to an estimated 70% of cases and counting. Noting this, researchers at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania […]

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Swedish scientists discover aggressive, early onset Alzheimer’s in 40-year-olds

September 3, 2021

A team led by neurobiologists in Sweden have discovered a rare and aggressive form of Alzheimer’s unique to a family in Uppsala: the gene mutation, or Uppsala APP deletion, is behind rapid deterioration of cognitive function and invariably causes descent […]

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Anxiety associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s

November 30, 2020

A study conducted by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), US, has found an association between anxiety and an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to the much more debilitating Alzheimer’s disease. Feelings of […]

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