Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

Maternal Link To Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research published in the March edition of Neurology reflects on growing evidence that Alzheimer’s disease could be inherited from a patient’s mother. The study found that test subjects with mothers who suffered from Alzheimer’s had twice as much grey matter shrinkage as subjects with fathers who suffered from Alzheimer’s and those with no family history of the disease.

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Link Between Heavy Smoking And Alzheimer’s Suggested

A new study released by Kaiser Permanente has linked heavy smoking during midlife to an increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Smokers who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day also had an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia. Vascular dementia occurs as a result of compromised blood flow to the brain.

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