Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new study. Source 3p.
Music activates regions of the brain spared by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are looking to the salience network of the brain to develop music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in patients with dementia. Source 9b.