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Is Alzheimer's disease associated with loneliness?

New research, based on small sample of adults, indicates that cortical amyloid levels in the brain a marker of preclinical Alzheimer disease has an associated with self-reported loneliness.

New drug for Alzheimer's Disease calms agitated patients

People stricken with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia are often faced with bouts of agitation. During the progression of their illness they may have periods of agitated pacing, throwing objects and even physical violence. A new drug may stop that.

Alzheimer's Disease: New drug may be breakthrough science seeks

A drug treatment that may halt the progress of Alzheimer's Disease, but only if caught early, is being introduced at a conference on Alzheimer's this week. The Washington conference will see the introduction of the promising drug Solanezumab.

Study on Alzheimer's finds mood changes come before disease

A study on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia recently published found that common mood changes come long before the actual illnesses. These mood changes can indicate a person is likely to have Alzheimer's before more common symptoms begin to occur.

Vitamins and good fats may help your brain Special

“Get rid of all trans fats in your diet!” is the main takeaway message from a December 28 study on vitamins and the brain in the journal "Neurology."

Op-Ed: New research — Cannabis receptor in brain protects against aging?

Bonn - In a truly beautiful twist of culture vs. science which few people could have envisioned, German researchers have discovered that turning off a receptor related to cannabinoids causes mouse brains to age. There’s a similar receptor in humans.

How walking can save your brain

New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week maintains your brain's volume and preserves your memory as you age.
 

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