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Safe and Happy at Home

  Safe and Happy at Home Living with a loved one with dementia in his home or yours? Here’s what Johns Hopkins experts say you need to know to help him do well while enjoying a familiar environment. Of the …

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Gender, pain and dementia

  Gender, pain and dementia by Bill Snyder In a report published last month in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Todd Monroe, Ph.D., and his colleagues conclude that these differences will need to be considered in order to improve the …

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Brain Aging May Be Accelerated By ‘Inflammatory’ Diet

Source: Getty Images   Brain Aging May Be Accelerated By ‘Inflammatory’ Diet The brain-healthy effects of a Mediterranean-type diet and similar dietary patterns may be due to nutrients that decrease inflammation in the brain and slow brain aging, suggests a …

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Blocking a key enzyme may reverse memory loss

MIT researchers have demonstrated a new way to reverse memory loss by blocking an enzyme known as HDAC2. Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT   Blocking a key enzyme may reverse memory loss MIT study suggests a new approach to developing treatments for …

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Alzheimer’s-Immunity Link

High-resolution confocal image from the hippocampal CA3 region of Alzheimer’s mouse model brain show amyloid-beta plaques (green) and microglia/macrophages (red). Mice with complement C3 deficiency show an altered glial response to plaques. Image: Lemere Lab, Brigham and Women’s   Alzheimer’s-Immunity …

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New technique makes brain scans better

Researchers at MIT and other institutions have devised a way to boost the quality of low-resolution patient MRI scans so they can be used for large-scale studies. Images produced by their algorithm, shown in the center column, are much closer …

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Exercise for better memory?

Click for a full size image   Exercise for better memory? By Laura Dawahare LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 19, 2017) — Experts at the World Health Organization say that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death …

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Probe of Alzheimer’s follows paths of infection

Click for a full size image   Probe of Alzheimer’s follows paths of infection Starting with microbes, Harvard-MGH researchers outline a devastating chain of events By Alvin Powell Sixth in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the …

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Plotting the demise of Alzheimer’s

Click for a full size image   Plotting the demise of Alzheimer’s New study is major test for power of early action By Alvin Powell First in a weekly series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of …

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Scientists unlock microbiome’s secrets

  Scientists unlock microbiome’s secrets Collaborations produce unexpected research on role of bacteria in disease By Matt Wood Alzheimer’s disease researcher Myles Minter still sounds a little surprised while describing the improbable group of researchers he is collaborating with these …

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13 Outstanding Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

  13 Outstanding Benefits of Orange Essential Oil By Marnie Clark There are few things better than the aroma of someone peeling an orange. That zesty, fresh, tangy scent makes your mouth water and sharpens your senses. Such is the …

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