New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Using an ultrasensitive scanning technique, researchers can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, according to a new report

New eye exam technique helps detect early signs of Alzheimer’s diseaseDuke University researchers found that these small retinal blood vessels were altered in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, but in not in those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or those with no signs of mental decline. “Among the people who had Alzheimer’s there was a significant reduction in the density of the blood vessels in the […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive decline

Older adults who did aerobic exercise by itself experienced a three times greater level of improvement in cognitive function than those who participated in combined aerobic training and strength training exercises. The study suggested aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types, for Alzheimer’s patients in preserving the ability to think and make decisions

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Aerobic exercise can help slow down cognitive declineCardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests. Researchers assessed data from 19 studies conducted between 2002 and 2015 that examined the effects of exercise on cognitive ability in 1,145 people at risk of, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 90 […]

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatment

Triple receptor drugs, originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, were tested on mice with severe nerve cell degeneration and scientists found their learning and memory formation were much improved by the drug

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatmentA drug developed for type 2 diabetes has “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now want to test it on humans. The treatment is exciting for scientists because it works by protecting the brain cells attacked by Alzheimer’s disease in three separate ways, rather than relying on a single approach. […]