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Brain condition warning: THIS neurological disorder is set to grow FASTER than Alzheimer’s

Brain, spine and nerve conditions are collectively known as neurological disorders, and commonly include Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis. However, another type of neurological disorder is set to overtake the already high rate of Alzheimer’s growth within decades, according to scientists.  Parkinson’s disease, in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over the years, will outpace the leading ...

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Dementia symptoms: Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by having more friends

People in their 80s, who had the cognitive ability of those in their 50s and 60s, reported having more satisfying, high-quality relationships, researchers form Northwestern University have revealed. Patients didn’t have to be social butterflies to slow cognitive decline, the scientists said. They simply had to have a strong social network. While being part of a solid social circle won’t ...

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Dementia risk: THIS drug for preventing blood clots could ward off Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia affects 850,000 in the UK, with rates expected to rise to a million by 2025. There is currently no cure, but new research has found blood-thinning drugs are linked to reduction in dementia risk. Also known as anticoagulants, they are prescribed to people who have a risk of blood clots, including including those who have recently had surgery or ...

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Dementia: Single vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s as well as skin disease

British researchers have combined the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that usually affects cucumbers, forming a compound that stimulates the immune system.  Tests have both helped treat diseases like psoriasis and some allergies, while also raising antibody levels believed to help prevent forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s.  Scientists are set to begin human trials of the vaccine, having received ...

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This simple test could identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Experts believe delays in processing the written word could be a red flag before other symptoms start to show. If an early warning test was used, patients could be offered drugs to prolong their mental function. Scientists at Birmingham University found reading was abnormal in patients who went on to develop Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia. Researcher Dr Katrien Segaert ...

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Dementia treatment news: New Alzheimer’s disease drug has THIS attractive side-effect

Dementia currently affects 850,000 in the UK, however the condition remains without an effective treatment. However, a new drug is currently being trialled to help cure Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists have discovered that it may put a smile back on a sufferer’s face in more ways than one. Tideglusib was in the process of being tested on mice when researchers ...

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Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon – and it may be CURE

Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types ...

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