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Tag: Alzheimer's

Older people with cognitive decline
Researchers have found that men and women have significant differences in how their brains' blood vessels change in Alzheimer's disease. The collapse of the blood-brain barrier Why we Age: Loss of ProteostasisThe loss of proteostasis is the failure of the protein building machinery of the cell and the accumulation of misfolded proteins, which is one...
Elderly people eating healthy food
In a randomized, controlled trial in humans, scientists have demonstrated that a multimodal lifestyle intervention consisting of a vegan diet, exercise, supplements, and stress management can improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's [1]. Can we roll it back? Despite billions of dollars invested in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), progress has been frustratingly slow....
Brain model
A recent paper published in Immunity has described the accumulation of exhausted microglia in the brains of people who are vulnerable to Alzheimer's, potentially spurring and worsening the disease. Proteostasis and inflammation Why we Age: Loss of ProteostasisThe loss of proteostasis is the failure of the protein building machinery of the cell and the accumulation...
Brain scans
In a recent study published in Aging Cell, researchers found similarities between glioblastoma and Alzheimer’s disease patients in their gene expression and protein profiles [1]. Brain tumors and neurocognitive dysfunction The majority of patients with brain tumors develop irreversible, progressive neurocognitive dysfunction, sometimes long after their treatment [2-4]. It reduces their quality of life and,...
Older people exercising
According to a new study, the amount of leisure time spent on vigorous physical activity is inversely correlated with Alzheimer’s, but after a certain point, the association is reversed [1]. Outrunning dementia Due to populational aging and medicine’s successes against other age-related diseases, Alzheimer’s disease has become one of the leading causes of mortality in...
Older music listener
The authors of a new review have analyzed randomized controlled trials that evaluated the impact of music therapy on the cognitive functions of people with Alzheimer’s [1]. Music to Alzheimer’s patients' ears Current pharmacology lacks a long-term method of effectively managing Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Therefore, researchers have been looking into non-pharmacological therapies for treating these...