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Central trafficking compartment in neurons malfunctions in majority of Alzheimer's patients

Decades before the first symptoms of Alzheimer's appear, the brain's neurons start secreting tau proteins, one of the first changes known to occur in the course of the disease.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with—or ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2

A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer's dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The ...

Neuroscience

Early signs of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down's syndrome

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the incidence and regional distribution of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in the brains of people with Down's syndrome. The results can bring new possibilities for ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients

Strong sleeping pills known as 'Z-drugs' are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia—according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Football and dementia: heading must be banned until the age of 18

Alarm bells are ringing in sport about the risk of a group of chronic, neuro-degenerative diseases, commonly understood as dementia. There is an increasingly large body of evidence which has identified that small, repetitive ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Tau protein changes correlate with Alzheimer's disease dementia stage

Research into Alzheimer's disease has long focused on understanding the role of two key proteins, beta amyloid and the tau protein. Found in tangles in patients' brain tissue, a pathological form of the tau protein contributes ...

Health

Does air pollution increase women's risk of dementia?

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer's disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study published ...