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To understand dementia, scientists are looking anew at a neglected piece of the puzzle: the web of blood vessels nourishing the brain.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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People with dementia can still recognize their favorite tunes, even when they remember little else leading researchers to investigate the potential of music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Most people don’t know the staggering sex disparity amongst Alzheimer’s patients: two-thirds of those patients are women. Why?
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A new study now shows that just one night of sleep deprivation results in the accumulation in the brain of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's
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New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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Dana Alliance member Gary Landreth, Ph.D., is a professor of neurosciences and neurology and the director of the Alzheimer Research Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ dies of Alzheimer’s disease
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Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
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Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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