Dementia: New risk factor examined
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Dementia: New risk factor examined

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323088.php By¬†Tim Newman Over the years, scientists have identified a number of risk factors for dementia. However, according to the most recent study, that list might be incomplete. Dementia¬†describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are a number of conditions labeled as dementias,…

Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s explained
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Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s explained

This article was taken from:¬†https://news.sky.com/story/five-common-misconceptions-about-alzheimers-explained-11503466 By Sky news On World Alzheimer’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Society puts five common misconceptions about the disease to bed. There are about 850,000 people living with various forms of dementia in the UK, according to figures from the Alzheimer’s Society. There are about 850,000 people living with various forms of…

Hospitals miss dementia even when already diagnosed
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Hospitals miss dementia even when already diagnosed

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/24/hospitals-miss-dementia-even-already-diagnosed/ By¬†Laura Donnelly,¬†health editor¬† Dementia¬†is being missed by hospital doctors in four in ten cases, research shows. The study by University College London Hospital found medical staff are routinely treating patients without realising that they had been¬†diagnosed with dementia. Researchers said the failure to properly record their illness meant vulnerable elderly…

Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time
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Alzheimer’s gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/09/alzheimers-gene-neutralised-human-brain-cells-first-time/ By¬†Henry Bodkin¬† Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against¬†Alzheimer‚Äôs¬†after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time. A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then manage to prevent it damaging human neuron cells. The…

Alzheimer’s drug reduces psychosis symptoms without side effects
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Alzheimer’s drug reduces psychosis symptoms without side effects

This article was taken from:¬†https://news.sky.com/story/alzheimers-drug-reduces-psychosis-symptoms-without-side-effects-11249735 By: Sky news Researchers say the antipsychotic alleviates some of the most “terrifying” symptoms of the condition. A new drug has been found to relieve some of the worst symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Pimavanserin is an antipsychotic which alleviates symptoms such as paranoia or delusions and works by blocking a…