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Explaining the Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s

A new study published in brain reveals that just one night of sleep disruption causes an increase in amyloid beta in the brains of healthy, middle aged people. A full week of sleep disturbances leads to a build up of Tau, another protein associated with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The study sheds light on why poor sleep has previously been associated with the development of Alzheimer's and other dementias.... Read More...
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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

A common misconception is that Alzheimer's disease and dementia are the same thing. Alzheimer's disease is simply one form of dementia. Researchers from Texas A&M describe how Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia impact the lives of both patients and their families, and provide new insights into minimizing the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions.... Read More...
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Sleep Problems May Be An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

A new study links sleep problems with increased biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discovered those who report low sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems had elevated levels of Alzheimer's related biomarkers in their spinal fluid than those who reported no sleep problems. However, no abnormalities were found in the spinal fluid of people with obstructive sleep apnea.... Read More...