A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. Practicing an easy type of meditation daily may relieve some dementia symptoms. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory…

Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?

On September 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In a recently published study, scientists conclude that excessive daytime sleepiness could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in later life. Daytime sleepiness may be a new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States…

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein

On April 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If you think that a bad night’s sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers reveal that just one night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of beta-amyloid protein. Scientists from the…

Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation

On April 10, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study has uncovered a biological clock circuit that may explain why people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can become more agitated or aggressive in the early evening. People with Alzheimer’s can feel more agitated during the evening. The researchers hope that their findings will lead…

How daytime sleepiness may raise Alzheimer's risk

On March 13, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Alzheimer’s — a progressive, neurodegenerative condition — is characterized by memory loss and cognitive impairments. Early warning signs include confusion regarding habitual tasks and severe changes to behavior. But are there any less intuitive signals to watch out for? Older people who feel excessively sleepy during the daytime may be…

Body clock disruptions may be an early sign of Alzheimer's

On January 30, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research published in JAMA Neurology suggests that those people whose memory is intact and who do not show any signs of Alzheimer’s can have disrupted circadian rhythms — which may be a very early sign of Alzheimer’s. Napping during the day may disrupt the sleep/wake cycle in seniors. This…

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

What is the link between sleep apnea and neurodegenerative conditions? Researchers investigate. A new study has demonstrated that older adults who experience obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is because they exhibit higher levels of amyloid beta, the chief component of the amyloid plaques that…

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

On July 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds a link between sleep disorders and biological markers for Alzheimer’s disease. Sleeplessness may cause a variety of health problems, some of which include cognitive dysfunction and diabetes. New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is yet another condition that may be caused by sleep disorders. Insufficient sleep…

UCI study finds jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory, learning loss

Results suggest greater emphasis on managing slumber habits of people with AD risk Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause of the learning and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a University of California, Irvine…

Sleep disturbances exacerbate dysfunction in Alzheimer's

On October 29, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Chemical changes in brain cells caused by jet lag-like sleep disturbances may contribute to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Sleep disruption affects many older people and is especially linked with Alzheimer’s. Many older adults notice changes…