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Alzheimer’s study finds 42 more genes linked to higher risk of disease

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The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date has provided compelling evidence linking the disease to disruption in the brain’s immune system. The study, using the genomes of 100,000 people with Alzheimer’s and 600...

Long naps may be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, study shows

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Taking long naps could be a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study that tracked the daytime sleeping habits of elderly people. The findings could help resolve the conflicting results of the effects of ...

Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

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Viagra could be a useful treatment against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a US study. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of age-related dementia, affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Despite mou...

We’ve got the first Alzheimer’s drug in decades. But is it a breakthrough?

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In June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years: aducanumab (also known by its brand name Aduhelm). At the time of writing, the drug is also under review in the ...

Man with Alzheimer’s proposes to his wife after forgetting they were married. She said yes

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A married couple from Connecticut hosted a second, especially touching wedding ceremony when the groom, battling a type of dementia, proposed to his wife again after forgetting they were already married. Despite strug...

FDA to announce its decision on new Alzheimer’s drug

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A new drug for Alzheimer’s disease, the first in nearly 20 years, may be approved in the US on Monday, which would trigger pressure to make it available worldwide. Any decision is likely to be controversial. While doc...

Alzheimer’s patients and hospital staff prescribed music in NHS trial

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Bob Marley knew it when he sang on Trenchtown Rock: “One good thing about music when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Now trials are under way at an NHS trust to see if an algorithm can curate music playlists to reduce...