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By On January 6th, 2017

Antidepressants May Be Linked To Heightened Risk For Dementia

Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed classes of drugs available, but new Canadian research published in the journal Depression and Anxiety indicates these drugs may be contributing to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The findings of the study suggest commonly used SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such as Prozac may be linked to…

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By On May 6th, 2014

Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test Raises Ethical Concerns

On the surface, the prospect of a simple test that can identify Alzheimer’s disease years before it appears symptomatically seems like a miracle. But, when a promising study was recently announced suggesting one such test may be coming sooner than previously thought, many experts seemed discomforted. Currently, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.…

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By On May 5th, 2014

Researchers Find a New Alzheimer’s Disease Subtype

As many as 600,000 people have potentially been misdiagnosed with the wrong variation of Alzheimer’s disease or a wide variety of other conditions, according to a report from the Mayo Clinic which claims to have found a new subtype of Alzheimer’s called hippocampal sparing. The misdiagnosis means those patients are likely not getting adequate care…

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By On April 15th, 2014

Gene Variant May Be The Cause of Women’s Higher Alzheimer’s Risk

There have been plenty of theories as to why far more women develop Alzheimer’s disease within their life than men, but a new study suggests our previous ideas may be all wrong. It is still unknown exactly what causes Alzheimer’s, however the study from Stanford University researchers indicates a specific gene variant may increase the…

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By On April 1st, 2014

New Study Links Heart Health With Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Adding further evidence to the notion that your heart health is essential in preserving mental health, a new study says that heart disease increases the odds of developing dementia. Researchers led by Timothy Hughes, from the department of internal medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. report that artery stiffness – known as atherosclerosis…

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By On January 28th, 2014

Rutgers Researchers Link DDT to Alzheimer’s Disease

We’ve known the pesticide DDT is harmful since it was banned decades ago, but researchers at Rutgers University may have found a new way the chemical is still affecting us. Their study, published yesterday in JAMA Neurology, suggests DDT may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The study focused on levels of the chemical DDE, which…

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By On January 23rd, 2014

Can Fatty Acids Found In Fish Oil Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

New research from the University of South Dakota suggests a supplement easily found in your local grocery store may have a protective effect on the brain’s cells. This could potentially lead to breakthroughs in preventing people from Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the online issue of Neurology, reports that individuals with higher blood levels…

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By On December 31st, 2013

Your Cholesterol Levels May Be Tied To Alzheimer’s Disease

You probably already know how important keeping your cholesterol in check is for your heart, but a new study suggests it may also be important for your brain. According to a study from the University of California, Davis, has found the low levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and high levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL)…

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