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Brain Inflammation May Trigger Alzheimer’s-Linked Anger, Anxiety

Brain Inflammation May Trigger Alzheimer’s-Linked Anger, Anxiety

Alzheimer’s patients are notoriously irritable, agitated and anxious – and researchers now think they know why. Brain inflammation appears to influence the mood problems of Alzheimer’s patients, rather than traditional markers of the disease like amyloid beta or tau...

Advancing Against Alzheimer’s

Advancing Against Alzheimer’s

Two older adults check in at the hospital to undergo brain scans. Their results are remarkably similar. Both show an accumulation of amyloid plaques—proteins that clog the spaces between neurons and serve as a telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But, as time...

Finding a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Finding a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

In this UPMC Physician Journal feature, meet Tharick Pascoal, MD, PhD, neurologist and associate professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as he and his team conduct research to find a biomarker based on tau proteins in...

Best Life: Researchers link ADHD, alzheimers

Best Life: Researchers link ADHD, alzheimers

More than 6.5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States. More than six million children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. One is usually diagnosed later in life, and the other is diagnosed earlier, but could the two actually...

Exploring a Connection Between ADHD and Alzheimer’s

Exploring a Connection Between ADHD and Alzheimer’s

New research has shed light on the connection between attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s, two neurological conditions that manifest in very different ways.  One study showed that people who are genetically predisposed to ADHD may be...

Brain Cell Biomarker for Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Identified

Brain Cell Biomarker for Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Identified

Astrocytes, cells that are involved in the brain’s support system, might play an important role in the progression of Alzheimer disease, according to results from 1016 participants with and without amyloid-β pathology who were all cognitively unimpaired....

Alzheimer’s blood test edges closer as key brain cell identified

Alzheimer’s blood test edges closer as key brain cell identified

A blood test that can detect people at early risk of Alzheimer’s is a step closer after scientists implicated a key brain cell in the development of the disease. As well as providing the basis for a test, their work points to a resolution of one of the persistent...

Genetic risk of ADHD may boost odds of Alzheimer’s in old age

Genetic risk of ADHD may boost odds of Alzheimer’s in old age

Having a genetic predisposition to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is associated with cognitive decline and may predict Alzheimer's disease in old age, early research released Thursday suggests. Recent large studies have hinted at a link between...