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By On May 13th, 2013

Poor Sleep Quality Linked To Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep quality, specifically what experts refer to as “sleep-wake problems”, are a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, even in a preclinical stage. This poor sleep quality, which can even be observed in cases of mild cognitive impairment, is believed to be caused by a build up of beta-amyloid in the brain. To expand this…

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By On March 12th, 2013

Alzheimer’s Could Affect Sleep Quality

There have been numerous studies on Alzheimer’s recently and all of them are attempting to find new ways to spot Alzheimer’s earlier and easier. Michael Smith writes for MedPage Today that in a recent study at Washington University in St. Louis inefficient sleeping was tied to a molecule involved in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis. However, amyloid, which…

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By On March 11th, 2013

More Encouraging News About Alzheimer’s

I’ve written before about the relationship between amyloid plaque and Alzheimer’s. Amyloid accumulates over time in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients and is the focus of many of the tests and studies done to help better understand the causes of the disease and how to treat it. Health News Digest reports that one study is…

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By On February 20th, 2013

The Unknowns of Alzheimer’s Disease

There is still much we don’t know about Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, amyloid, a protein naturally manufactured by the body in small quantities, is found in autopsies of those who die of Alzheimer’s as a sticky plaque in the brain. While evidence suggests amyloid does contribute to cognitive decline, its mere presence does not trigger…

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