Dementia
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in... more
Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams.... more
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease more
Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia. more
Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads... more
Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital... more
Early nutritional intervention can help fight dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Trials have revealed significant advantages for patients who are treated with daily medical nutrient drinks, with 45 % less deterioration in the Clinical Dementia Rating Sum of Boxes. more
When an older person’s brain waves are in sync, memory is boosted  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A brain stimulation treatment that nudges older people’s brain waves into sync could lead to noninvasive therapies for dementia and other disorders. more
Scientists to investigate link between sleep and dementia at UEA’s new sleep unit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sleep disturbances are common in dementia. But it is not yet known whether Alzheimer's causes sleep problems, or whether sleep problems could... more
ADDF’s new initiative aims to advance digital tools for Alzheimer's and dementias  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator research program, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation announced today a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development... more
Alzheimer's diagnosis, management improved by brain scans  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer's-related 'plaques' significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care  MNT · 3 weeks
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. more
Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care  MNT · 3 weeks
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. more
PET scans could be used to develop best practices for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The application of positron emission tomography (PET) for amyloid plaques could aid clinical decision making for patients with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). more
Amyloid PET associated with changes in clinical management of patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Amyloid (abnormal protein) plaques in the brain are a feature of Alzheimer disease and imaging the brain with positron emission tomography can detect them. more
This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia  MNT · 3 weeks
Scientists have found that an experimental drug that failed against cancer may treat dementia instead. However, can they test it in clinical trials? more
Medical News Today: This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia  MNT · 3 weeks
Scientists have found that an experimental drug that failed against cancer may treat dementia instead. However, can they test it... more
Fewer reproductive years in women linked to an increased risk of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to... more
Medical News Today: Smoking may not be related to dementia risk after all  MNT · 3 weeks
Study of 531 cognitively healthy older adults over 11.5 years finds no link between smoking and dementia after accounting for 'competing risk'... more
Diabetes treatment may keep dementia, Alzheimer's at bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study comparing people with diabetes, prediabetes and normal blood sugar finds that diabetes, left untreated, could mean a higher likelihood of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. more
Sleep problems, Alzheimer's disease are linked, but which comes first?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's... more
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