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How To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The Thrilling New Science Of Alzheimer’s Prevention That Could Change Everything.

I feel stupid. Worse, I feel overmatched. A simple short-term memory test shouldn’t be this hard. But of the 10 random words just spoken to me, I can repeat back only two. I listened. I concentrated. I focused on the words as I heard them. But for some reason, they didn’t stick. It’s the kind of performance that makes you wonder if your brain is OK. Continue reading

Experimental ultrasound treatment targets Alzheimer’s brain plaque

Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain that’s associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists don’t know whether the approach is feasible for humans, but the research is promising, especially because of how well mice with an Alzheimer’s-like disease fared after treatment, said study lead author Gerhard Leinenga, a graduate student at the University of Queensland in Australia. Continue reading