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Ian Johnston – People with early signs of Alzheimer’s more than seven times more likely to be lonely

Loneliness could be a factor in Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Researchers used brain-imaging techniques to determine levels of amyloid – a protein associated with the disease – in the brains of a group of 79 apparently healthy people with an average age of 76. They then compared this to a test designed to find out how lonely someone …

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Adam Johnson – New Study Suggests Too Much TV Increases Chances of Getting Alzheimer’s

Spoiler alert: too much television may lead to an increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Washington Post [3], researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San Francisco have found those who watch four hours or more of television per day scored lower on cognitive performance tests in middle age. The effect is all the more …