So far, there is no progress in finding a treatment of Alzheimer’s. Almost all potential current treaments aim to dissolve amyloid plaques in the brain. The researchers of a recent study have chosen a dinstinct way of fighting the disease. They aimed at a different form of the amyloid-beta, its truncated form and developed both […]
According to a recent study, a combination of 2 existing drugs, gemfibrosil and retinoic acid, might not only fight brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s, but even improve cognition! Gemfibrosil (or Lopid) is a cholesterol-lowering drug, and retinoic acid,a vitamin A derivative, is widely used to treat various diseases.
Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil (but also in eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, aster flowers, and citrus fruits), seems to reduce neurotoxicity in the brain. In this way it might protect the brain against the accumulation of the toxic amyloid-beta protein, related to Alzheimer’s.
Yes, it is. A recent study proposed a new way to estimate how far a person has progressed toward dementia and how much time is left before the first cognitive symptoms arise. For that all the researchers need is a person’s age and information from a single amyloid PET scan.
According to a recent study, it can. It even seems to play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
We know that accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins in the brain is one of the main features of Alzheimer’s. But did you know that the same proteins are also present in other (periphereral) organs and that there is a possibility that these proteins are interrelated with each other?
The accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and tau protein in the brain are the main two features of Alzheimer’s disease. But why do they start to accumulate and to harm our brain are still the questions to answer.
We know that having APOE ε4 gene increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 2-3 times. However, it doesn’t mean that people with the gene will develop this type of dementia. It all depends on various factors. One of them is the presence of depression.