Alzheimer's Disease - New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS
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  May 8, 2019  
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#ALT# Examining Neurobiology and Drug Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder that is, in fact, the most common form of dementia. AD is characterized by a decline in faculties such as memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

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   New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALSNew type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS
 
Physicians have defined a new form of dementia that may be more common than Alzheimer’s disease. The condition, named LATE, affects a different part of the brain.
 
   Alzheimer's disease may be caused by infectious proteins called prionsAlzheimer's disease may be caused by infectious proteins called prions
 
Scientists have used advanced laboratory assays to show that high levels of prions are implicated in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's
 
New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer'sA specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
 
 
 Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
 
Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's diseaseA brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease has been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and guidelines for advancing future research on the condition.
 
 
 Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s risk
 
Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s riskA new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain.
 
 
 New two-tier method can enable early-stage detection of Alzheimer’s
 
New two-tier method can enable early-stage detection of Alzheimer’sUsing current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain.
 
 
 Fatty molecules which induce sleep may help with diagnosing Alzheimer's
 
Fatty molecules which induce sleep may help with diagnosing Alzheimer'sA new study published today in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, has found that a particular class of molecules may help with diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease.
 
 
 Scientists identify two, extremely rare genetic variants linked to Alzheimer disease
 
Scientists identify two, extremely rare genetic variants linked to Alzheimer diseaseResearchers have identified two, extremely rare genetic variants linked to Alzheimer disease (AD) for the first time.