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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Brain Blood Vessel Link To Alzheimer's

Scientists Discover Brain Vessel Disease Link to Alzheimer's

Link between Cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

M. Hatipoglu | July 11, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects nearly 5.5 million Americans, and although scientists know more about it now than 50 years ago, there is still much they are trying to uncover. Recent studies have suggested that diseased blood vessels found within the brain may be more of a significant factor in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s than previously thought.
Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center analyzed data from the brains of 1143 who had donated their brains to research following their deaths. Out of this data, 478 related to patients that had Alzheimer’s disease dementia. From their studies, the team discovered that the probability of having dementia was far higher in those with moderate to severe brain vessel disease and that this probability increased depending on the severity of the brain vessel disease.

"In both groups of patients [Alzheimer's and Parkinson's], psychosis correlated significantly with Lewy bodies, abnormal protein aggregates found in nerve cells of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This was not an unexpected finding since psychosis is prominent when dementia accompanies Parkinson’s disease." Source:

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