Lost sleep could set you up for Alzheimer’s

Two new studies shed light on how Alzheimer's may start far before symptoms arise and how sleep may affect your risk for developing dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease sleep brains featured health-and-medicine tau-proteins

Drug cuts tau tangles to fight dementia in mice

A new discovery about tau proteins may pave the way for new treatments for conditions like dementia and Alzheimer's.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 8, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia memory brains health-and-medicine tau-proteins

Bad sleep in older adults may signal Alzheimer’s disease

Daytime napping alone is significantly associated with high levels of tau, a sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Jan. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease sleep brains health-and-medicine tau-proteins

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