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Study Finds Probiotics May Improve Cognition in Alzheimer’s Patients

According to a new study, probiotics may improve cognitive function in humans.  This is the first time research has shown supplementation of probiotics, friendly bacteria, may aid individuals with Alzheimer’s. 312 more words

Health

Dealing with a Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is devastating for everyone in the family and an uncomfortable, difficult topic for people to talk about.  In some cases, even physicians do not discuss the disease with their patients, and sometimes a person is unaware of the diagnosis.  349 more words

Memory Care

Choline Alfoscerate

L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC, choline alfoscerate) is a natural choline compound found in the brain. It is also a parasympathomimetic acetylcholine precursor which may have potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 61 more words

Intermediate

Major cause of dementia discovered

Just by chance saw this newspaper headline yesterday –

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis” 148 more words

Mental Health

Drug trial shows promising results to fight Huntington's disease

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington’s disease in humans.

Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder in which mutant forms of the huntingtin protein damage nerve cells in the brain. 925 more words

News

Modifiable pathways in Alzheimer’s disease: Mendelian randomisation analysis

Objective To determine which potentially modifiable risk factors, including socioeconomic, lifestyle/dietary, cardiometabolic, and inflammatory factors, are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Design Mendelian randomisation study using genetic variants associated with the modifiable risk factors as instrumental variables. 224 more words

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How Loneliness Affects Our Health

Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.

Published: December 11, 2017 at 05:30AM… 71 more words

NYT