Category: Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease facts

Tau, Amyloid Detection Researchers from Aberdeen have identified changes in the brains of those suffering early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. A University of Aberdeen study confirmed for the first time that two proteins, assumed to contribute to the disease process, are both present at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Both are present in an area of the […]

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Julianne Moore Earns Oscar Julianne Moore’s latest film Still Alice premiered in Toronto in September with little hype and emerged as one of the biggest hits of the festival thanks to her powerful performance. The role earned her a Golden Globe Award and now an Oscar for Best Actress. Moore plays a Columbia professor diagnosed with early […]

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Visual Cognition Key To Early Diagnosis Researchers have developed a new cognitive test that can better determine whether memory impairments are due to very mild Alzheimer’s disease or the normal aging process. The simple test asks subjects to determine if circles containing certain designs match each other, which exercises the hippocampus portion of their brain. […]

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Alzheimer's disease prevention

Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis A small study shows promising results for a test that could detect Alzheimer’s disease with a simple blood test. The implications are profound. As of now this is only a short-term test—it predicts Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds of cognitive decline within the next three years or so. Nonetheless, within these parameters the […]

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Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Approximately 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. The vast majority of those are diagnosed after the age of 65 – but around 17,000 people have been diagnosed with dementia in their early 60s, 50s, 40s and, in some cases, 30s. On Tuesday February 4 at 10 a.m., Victoria Derbyshire will broadcast from the […]

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Diagnosis Not Precise Usually we think of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as affecting seniors who are on up in years. It’s less well-known that 10 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have the early-onset variety. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike before 65 years of age. Of the more than 5 million people in the United States, almost 4 percent […]

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