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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia describing a specific set of symptoms such as memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, language or simply thinking. As the disease progresses, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’. Eventually there is a break between the nerve cells resulting the death of the cells and a loss of brain tissue. ending in a lack of motor skills. Although progression can vary, typically after diagnosis life expectancy is around three to nine years. Fewer than 3% of people live more than fourteen years.

Management

medications, psychological intervention and care-giving are all available to AD patients. there are currently 5 different medications on offer for AD each have different results and side affects.

Neurodegenerative disease research

JPND: The largest global collaborative initiative for neurodegenerative disease research

Chairman for the global initiative EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Professor Philippe Amouyel brings to light their innovative work in neurodegenerative disease research.
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Alzheimer’s disease: Incurable but preventable?

Jonathan Baker of, GBS Clinic, sheds light on the current extent of our knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease.
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New blood test could improve detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test shows promise in detecting Alzheimer’s as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to researchers.
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Racial discrimination impacts cognitive function in African-American women

Researchers from Boston University, have found that incidents of racial discrimination are associated with lower subjective cognitive function (SCF) among African-American women.
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Diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing dementia

Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the link between diabetes and the increased risk of developing dementia.
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Dementia gene doubles risk of developing severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine found that a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19.

April 2020 North America Analysis

In this North America April 2020 edition, David Goff at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, details the support for heart and vascular health research.
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Chemistry analysis: Microfluidic detection of intracellular nitric oxide levels

Jay Sibbitts, Prof Dr Stefan H. Bossmann and Prof Dr Christopher T. Culbertson, from Kansas State University, Department of Chemistry in the U.S., underline microfluidic detection of intracellular nitric oxide levels.
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Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the U.S.

Rachel Conant, Vice President Federal Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, provides us with an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the United States.
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Graph theory in the study of Alzheimer’s disease progression

María J. Peláez1, Prashant Dogra1, Zhihui Wang1, Vittorio Cristini1 1Mathematics in Medicine Program, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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Understanding the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Ella Hendrix, Writer, takes it back to basics and explains the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
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A brief overview of advances in neurodegenerative diseases

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, provides an overview of Neurodegenerative Diseases.
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Vitamin B12 and brain health of older people

Here, Professor Timothy Kwok discusses the impact of vitamin B12 on the brain health of older people.
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Data linkage and sharing for healthy longevity: A global challenge

Data linkage and sharing for healthy longevity together present a global challenge, in the view of Prof Makoto Suematsu, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and Rihana Diabo at the World Economic Forum.
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Hearing loss and the link with dementia

If we address hearing loss, can we really decrease our risk of developing dementia? Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive Action of Hearing Loss investigates.

Intramembrane proteases in neurodegenerative diseases

Prof Dr Regina Fluhrer, from the University of Augsburg, explains how intramembrane proteases have been implicated in the emergence of neurodegenerative diseases.
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New health-data programme to detect diseases early

Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
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Virtual reality can spot problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

The University of Cambridge found that virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease better than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use.
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Up to 2 million will live with dementia by 2050

According to the Alzheimer Society 850,000 people in the UK have dementia but with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 living with dementia, this is predicted to rise to over 2 million by 2050 as the population ages.
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North America Analysis – April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of North America Analysis. One of the highlights in this issue is the special focus we have on neurodegenerative diseases, which includes comment from Jeffrey Borenstein, of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF).

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