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Alzheimer’s Disease Distinguished by Two Distinct Brain Hallmarks

Alzheimer’s disease is distinguished by two distinct brain hallmarks. They are called amyloid plaques and tau tangles. The amyloid plaques are abnormal clumps of cells that slow down and prevent transmission of information between cells. Tau tangles are fibers that become enmeshed with each other and also prevent cells from…...

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Trem2 Brain Protein Slows Memory, Cognition Loss In Alzheimer’s Patients

The Trem2 brain protein slows the loss of memory and cognitive skills in Alzheimer’s patients. Both scientists and caregivers have long noted that some Alzheimer’s patients lose their memory and cognitive skills more slowly than others. But until now, they couldn’t figure out why.         What exactly…...

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Excessive Daytime Sleep Top Symptom Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Extreme daytime sleep has been identified as a top symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.  The question is, what causes this?  Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), led by Dr. Lea Grinberg, report that people with Alzheimer’s disease, experience major brain cell loss in three regions of the brain…...

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New Blood Test Catches Alzheimer’s Early, Helps Find A Cure

A new blood test can now detect specific biomarker proteins at an early stage of the disease. These proteins are called amyloids. They build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers — and their expansion destroys healthy brain neurons and causes eventual death to the patient.   Catching Alzheimer’s disease…...

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New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE…...

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