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Understanding the subtypes of Alzheimer's disease [migrated]

Recently, I was studying the subtypes of Azheimer's disease, and learned that there are four major subtypes of it [1], and the categorization is mainly based on where the atrophy happens (if I ...
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The effect of dietary protein on neurodegeneration

I have recently come across the following two studies: The first paper was performed on an Alzheimer's disease mouse model, and found that protein restriction cycles reduce IGF-1 and phosphorylated ...
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Is forgetting certain spellings a sign of Alzheimer's?

1) Is forgetting certain spellings in English (easy ones, and remembering the tougher ones) and other things like daily chores etc., a sign for Alzheimer's? 2) Does Alzheimer's affect people under ...
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How valid is the amyloid hypothesis in the causation of Alzheimer's disease?

I have researched this topic and found conflicting opinions towards the amyloid hypothesis in causing Alzheimer's disease. How valid is it?
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What factors besides age and genetics influence the prevalence of Alzheimer's?

What factors have been identified to account for the projected increase in Alzheimer's reported by the Alzheimer's Association? In particular they note: An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ...
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Are aluminum profiles dangerous?

I am thinking about building racing rig from aluminium profiles. Something like this: Original image here: http://www.simracingmachines.com/images/builds/rig2014/IMG_1686s.jpg I would like to have ...
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Foods that inhibit BACE1 protein

It is said that BACE1 causes mental illness such as alzheimers. What foods or drugs will inhibit the production of BACE1?
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Would it be fair to say heart disease, diabetes (II), and Alzheimer's disease are all the same health issue expressed different ways?

Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and I believe Alzheimer's as well, seem to all be the result of the body's plumbing being clogged up by fat and cholesterol deposits. Exercise, a diet low in artificial ...
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Does entraining gamma oscillations attenuate AD-related pathology in humans?

According to {1}, entraining gamma (20-50 Hz) oscillations attenuate AD-related pathology in mice. {1} also note that: Gamma is altered in humans with AD. which seems to indicate that a similar ...
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Disclosing agent for showering?

Dentist have disclosing tablets that are chewed to teach/give feedback on the effectiveness of tooth brushing. Is there a disclosing agent, that for example, can be sprayed on before showing? This ...
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Are aluminum kettles dangerous?

Can long-term usage of aluminum kettles cause Altzheimer's or another disease, considering the fact that the water inside is heated to 100 C?
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Should we stop using aluminium foil in food preparation and storage?

In view of the findings reported in [strong-evidence-linking-aluminium-alzheimers][2] should we stop using aluminium containers to store food and aluminium foil to wrap food? I am 85 years old, is it ...
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Do all neurodegenerative diseases show up on an MRI scan?

Do all neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc. show up on an MRI scan?
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Dementia in late 30s, early 40s? Tests?

Online searching has been unsuccessful for me in determining if dementia can start to show signs in late 30s, early 40s and if there's any definitive tests. Most articles just end with "talk to your ...
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Reversing Alzheimer's disease through Withania somnifera

The National Academy of Science has published the results of a study that found that *Withania somniferaf aka "Ashwagandha" reverses Alzheimer's disease (AD) in mice with no noted side effects. While ...
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Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

How can I diagnose the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? What are the most striking symptoms of the disorder? How can we help to diagnose the symptoms faster?
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Is there any solid scientific evidence that Cinnamon can prevent Alzheimer's disease?

I have heard that casually from acquaintances. I was wondering if there is any scientific support backing this claim.