Alzheimer

Study warns that shingles may increase Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists have warned that having shingles may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. An Oxford University study found that infection can trigger a chain reaction in the brain linked to dementia. It does this by awakening a different, usually harmless, herpes virus that has been dormant in our bodies since childhood. This leads to a …

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COVID odor loss tops its lead as a predictor of cognitive impairment

Editor’s Note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and tips at Medscape Corona Virus Resource Center. Preliminary results of new research indicate that loss of smell, rather than disease severity, predicts persistent cognitive impairment one year after SARS-CoV-2 infection. The findings provide important insight into the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19, said study researcher Gabriela Gonzalez …

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How sudden loss of smell could be a sign of dementia

Sudden loss of smell has become a hallmark of Covid, but scientists warn that it may also be an early sign of dementia. Studies have previously linked the progressive loss of smell to memory-stealing disorder. But new research suggests that rapid deterioration may be a better indicator. American researchers have monitored more than 500 elderly …

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The 6-year-old boy suffers from a rare neurological disease described as Alzheimer’s disease mixed with Parkinson’s disease

A young boy with a condition described as a combination of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s is hoping for a miracle after the clinical trial of a drug that treats his condition was cut short – leaving him reeling. Leo Voklar, 6, suffers from infantile axonal atrophy (INAD), a condition caused by missing enzymes in a person’s …

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Explosive report claims pioneering Alzheimer’s theory may be using fabricated findings

A 2006 study on Alzheimer’s disease may contain fabricated findings, according to a survey by Sciences I found the magazine. The investigation uncovered evidence pointing to several cases of image manipulation in the work of Sylvain Lesne, a researcher working at the University of Minnesota and author of the 2006 study. The paper, cited by …

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Does whole milk accelerate cognitive decline in the elderly?

Madrid, Spain – Evidence shows that consumption of dairy products is associated with improved cognitive health in older adults. However, the results of the recent investigation offer an exception to this potential association. Researchers found that higher consumption of whole milk was associated with a higher rate of cognitive impairment in older adults who had …

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The Alzheimer’s semen study may have been tampered with

A scientific investigation has claimed that the data behind the most influential theory about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease may have been “manipulated”. Experts fear that the alleged fake results have misled research over the past 16 years, potentially squandering billions of pounds of funding. A six-month investigation by Science, considered one of the world’s …

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