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Alzheimer's Disease

Apathy symptoms in older people without dementia are associated with lower brain volumes, according to a study published online April 16 in Neurology.
Older African-Americans may be disproportionately burdened by Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs.
Thorough screening, advance planning, careful medication selection, and caregiver education and training are the keys to effective management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Adopting new best-practice approaches to dementia care would decrease caregiver burden, rule out onerous treatments, and improve the quality of care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, but the current primary care structure is an obstacle to implementation.
While previous research has tied Golgi fragmentation to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), an excess of Abeta peptides are behind the mechanism, according to a study published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ website. The study also provided methods to rescue damaged cells.
Sleep deprivation and sleep disturbances are tied to an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the February issue of the Neurobiology of Aging.
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