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U.S. Dementia-Linked Death Rate More Than Doubles

The analysis found that dementia was the primary cause for nearly 262,000 deaths in 2017, nearly half from Alzheimer’s disease. That’s up from about 84,000 deaths attributed to dementia in 2000. Source: NEW FEED

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HRT Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk

The study found that women taking hormone replacement therapy had a 9 percent to 17 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In women who began taking hormone therapy before age 60, this increased risk was tied to use of…

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Could Common Germs Be Tied to Alzheimer's?

As Alzheimer’ progresses, amyloid beta proteins build up in parts of the brain. They clump together to form hardened plaques that disrupt the way the brain functions. Source: NEW FEED

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New Study Reinforces Sleep Apnea-Alzheimer's Link

It isn’t clear if sleep apnea causes the buildup of protein tangles in the brain that are a sign of Alzheimer’s, or if the increased protein helps cause the apnea, the researchers said. Source: NEW FEED

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Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's

A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. Source: NEW FEED

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Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's

Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. Source: NEW FEED

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Education No Match Against Alzheimer's

People who had a higher education did have greater thinking and memory skills when the study began. But, there was no association between higher education and a slower decline in thinking and memory. Source: NEW FEED

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Arctic Blast A Threat to People With Alzheimer's

“This type of weather can be hazardous for everyone, but even more so for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, who may have difficulty noticing temperature and weather changes or knowing who to call for help,” said Charles Fuschillo Jr., CEO…

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Gum Disease Bacteria Found in Alzheimer's Brains

Researchers studied dead and living patients with diagnosed and suspected Alzheimer’s and found bacteria associated with chronic gum disease in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, BBC News reported. Source: NEW FEED

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Blood Test Might Show Early Warning of Alzheimer's

Researchers found that people with the most severe memory declines had the greatest leakage in their brain’s blood vessels, regardless of whether the Alzheimer’s-related proteins amyloid and tau were present. Source: NEW FEED

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