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Study Reveals a Crucial Feature Common to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases

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A study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells. The finding suggests that an effective treatment for one neurodegenerative disease might work for other neurodegenerative diseases as well.

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Family History of Alzheimer’s May Alter Metabolic Gene That Increases Risk for Disease

A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Protest New York City's Lack of Diabetes Prevention at de Blasio Bronx "Visit" Tuesday May 23 at 9AM

Bronx residents impacted by diabetes, led by Health People, will protest the city's complete failure to implement effective diabetes prevention at Mayor de Blasio's Bronx visit at 9am at the Bronx County Courthouse at 161 Street and Grand Concourse.

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DNA Vaccine Protects Against Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s

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A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease – without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.

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Diagnostic Biomarkers in Saliva Show Promise in Recognizing Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Beaumont Research Institute investigators are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Study Offers Answers on Life Expectancy for People with Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia

Faced with a serious disease, patients want to know the answer to a difficult question: “How long will I live?”

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Alzheimer's Disease, National Institute for Aging, National Institutes For Health

Penn Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Genetics Data Storage Site Receives Five-Year Renewal to Total $7.7 Million

Penn Medicine’s Alzheimer’s disease genetics data repository has received a five-year funding renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health. The award is expected to total $7.7 million over five years.

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Delayed Use of Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Increases Their Risk of Dementia

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A new study has found that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world that affects more than 2.7 million American adults.

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Combining Risk Scores Improves Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Face Increased Risk of Dementia

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Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone.

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FAU Study and New Tool Proves ‘All Is Not Lost’ to Dementia

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All is not lost according to the first study to look at and measure communication outcomes in both the caregiver spouse and the patient with dementia. In fact, researchers have found that “practice makes perfect” with the right intervention and a tool that can accurately measure couples’ communication.







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