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American couple dies 20 minutes apart after 63 years of marriage

Henry and Jeanette De Lange, who married 63 years ago, both died on Sunday within 20 minutes in the same room at a nursing home in South Dakota.

Stress may be non-genetic link to Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers has found a link between stress and Alzheimer`s disease.

University of Florida Health research, conducted on a mouse model and in human cells, found that a stress-coping hormone released by the brain boosts the production of protein fragments. 

Dementia may be stabilising in some countries: Study

The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer`s disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday.

Alzheimer's may be ''at work'' years ahead of actual symptoms

It turns out that the Alzheimer`s disease could be already "at work" in the brain while the actual symptoms appear years later.

Baby boomers brains could reveal secrets of dementia

The brains of baby boomers - those born between the years 1946 and 1964 - could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of dementia, scientists believe.

Molecule clue to memory decline: Study

A molecule that accumulates in the blood with age may be linked to cognitive decline, said scientists Monday who mooted hopes of a memory-restoring treatment.

Obesity in 30`s increases risk of dementia in later life

A new study has found that people who are obese in their early to mid-life face more risk of dementia in their later lives, with the ones in their 30`s facing triple the risk.

Low levels of Vitamin D doubles dementia, Alzheimer`s risk

A new study suggests that older adults with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.

Healthier lifestyle could prevent Alzheimer`s

Millions could be saved from developing Alzheimer`s by making a few simple changes to their lifestyle, such as exercising more and quitting smoking, a new research suggests.

Now, simple blood test to predict Alzheimer in people

Researchers have reached a step closer to Alzheimer`s treatment by coming up with a new blood test which can predict the commencement of the disease in people.

New compound that could halt Alzheimer`s progression identified

Sidney Strickland`s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have identified a compound that might halt the progression of Alzheimer`s by interfering with the role amyloid-beta, a small protein that forms plaques in Alzheimer`s brains, plays in the formation of blood clots.

Glen Campbell needs long term attention for Alzheimer`s: wife

Country singer Glen Campbell`s wife has revealed she transferred his medical care to a facility in Nashville because he needs long term attention, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease.

Depression in elderly associated with Alzheimer`s risk

A new study has revealed that depression builds up beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that could cause Alzheimer`s in aged people.

Smarter people live longer: Study

Beyond making smarter choices in life, intelligent people also live longer because they have biology working in their favour, according to a new study.

This gene makes you smart

In what could open up new therapeutic avenues for the prevention of Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia, scientists have now identified a gene that could play a role in making some people smarter than others.

`Chaperone` compounds could help treat Alzheimer`s

Researchers have devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer`s disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.

New model set to revolutionize research in Alzheimer`s disease

Researchers, more than a decade ago, launched a project to develop a new mouse model that would allow more accurate evaluation of therapies for the disease.

Drinking coffee could help you ward off Alzheimer`s

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer`s disease.

Spinal fluid test to spot Alzheimer`s

Scientists have developed a test that could predict the risk of developing Alzheimer`s disease by detecting abnormalities in spinal fluid.

Indian scientists find clue to Alzheimer`s cure in Russell`s viper venom

The bite that kills can also provide a clue to a cure. A tiny fraction of Russell`s viper venom, one of the most deadly toxins, has been shown to halt the memory loss associated with Alzheimer`s disease in a new study by Indian scientists here.