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Loneliness may be a marker for Alzheimer’s disease

In the Journals Is loneliness associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s? A study published online Nov. 2, 2016, by JAMA Psychiatry examined 79 adults, average age 76, with no signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia, to determine if amyloid levels in the brain (a marker of developing Alzheimer’s) was linked with a person’s sense of loneliness. Using data from the Harvard Aging Brain Study, the researchers found that 32% of the people tested…

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