Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s patients frequently suffer from sleep disorders, mostly even before they become forgetful. Furthermore, it is known that sleep plays a very important role in memory formation. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now been able to show for the first time how the pathological changes in the brain act on the… Read more

A ‘gene signature’ that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, years in advance has been developed in new research. The study sought to define a set of genes associated with ‘healthy ageing’ in 65 year olds. Such a molecular profile could be useful for distinguishing people at earlier risk… Read more

By triggering a brain-clogging compound that in turn interrupts sleep, poor sleep may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Sleep disruption could be one of the missing pieces in the puzzle of how a protein called beta-amyloid starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory, researchers reported. Dr. Matthew Walker… Read more

People with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure may be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new study. Researchers caution this link is likely due to antihypertensive medications and the conditions. The sixth-leading cause of death in the US, Alzheimer’s is expected to claim the lives of around 700,000 people aged… Read more

Sleep apnea and heavy snoring may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study. But treating the disorders with a breathing machine may delay the decline, the research also suggests. According to study author Ricardo Osorio, MD, with the NYU Langone Medical Center: “Abnormal breathing patterns during… Read more