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Dementia in late 30s, early 40s? Tests?

Before answering your question, let’s first discuss some essential points: What is dementia? As soon, somebody has “memory problems”, a diagnosis of “dementia” comes in mind. However, the definition ...
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Is there any solid scientific evidence that Cinnamon can prevent Alzheimer's disease?

What you are hearing about is probably based on two articles: Interaction of cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin with tau: implications of beneficial effects in modulating Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis ...
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Do all neurodegenerative diseases show up on an MRI scan?

Neurodegenerative diseases are diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms (memory impairment for Alzheimer Disease/ bradykinesia, tremor and rigor for Parkinson Disease) +/- neuropsychological tests. ...
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Reversing Alzheimer's disease through Withania somnifera

You should read the article carefully. In the Introduction section they give some insight for their study: The majority of AD cases are sporadic in nature. The small fraction of familial cases are ...
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Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease is something only a medical professional can do. However, the symptoms are often first observed by friends and family, and here is what the physician will look for: ...
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Is forgetting certain spellings a sign of Alzheimer's?

There are four cognitive symptom categories for Alzheimer's disease: aphasia, amnesia, apraxia, agnosia. These are broad categories that our brains handle somewhat separately. People frequently do ...
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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?

Sure, Alzheimer's is considered by some to be type III diabetes and the pathology induced is a combination of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and elevated glycation products.
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What factors besides age and genetics influence the prevalence of Alzheimer's?

How about this list from the Alzheimer Society of Canada? It differentiates between modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and goes on to explain how and why which risk factors are risk factors. ...
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Are aluminum profiles dangerous?

General rule of thumb: Reduce the amount of dirt and dust in the air you breathe. This question does currently not specify if those profiles are just handled and assembled in a bedroom. That should ...
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The effect of dietary protein on neurodegeneration

There really isn't enough research to say more or less dietary protein is "better" for Alzheimer's in the long-term (Review Article - Protein and Alzheimer's). In the short-term, Alzheimer's ...
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Foods that inhibit BACE1 protein

An extension trial A Study of Lanabecestat (LY3314814) in Early Alzheimer's Disease Dementia is currently in progress but is not expected to complete until 9/2020. Other investigational drugs have ...
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Are aluminum kettles dangerous?

We don't know how risky aluminum is. (Source.) In Germany, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) wondered about kettles too. They wrote an article named "FAQs about aluminium in food and ...
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How valid is the amyloid hypothesis in the causation of Alzheimer's disease?

It is now widely accepted that Alzheimer's disease is a form of cerebral amyloidosis (in fact the most common form of amyloidosis). The amyloidoses and prionoses are examples of protein misfloding ...
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