Dementia
U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate that has simmered for years. more
Expert alert: Dr. Michael Grey leads new study to monitor ex-footballers for dementia signs  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Dr. Michael Grey, who leads a project to monitor ex-footballers for early signs of dementia, has welcomed new guidelines that... more
Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Alzheimer Europe presented a new study at a European Parliament lunch debate in February 2020, which projects a doubling of the number of cases... more
Depth perception tests could help identify dementia patients at increased risk of falling  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research, jointly-funded by Fight for Sight, has found that special eye tests could help identify which dementia patients struggle most with... more
Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The protein β-arrestin-2 increases the accumulation of neurotoxic tau tangles, a cause several forms of dementia, by interfering with removal of excess tau from the brain,... more
Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. In rare cases, these repeats can become unstable and grow in size. These repeat "expansions" cause... more
New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With tens of millions of people the world over being affected by dementia, and almost 80% of them suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (Edon) is looking into a... more
Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Novel blood-based biomarkers for dementia could identify disease at an early preclinical stage, serve as surrogate outcomes for clinical trials of investigational therapies and even identify... more
Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Alzheimer's remains the leading cause of dementia in Western societies, with some estimates suggesting that as many as 24 million people worldwide are living... more
Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study by York University psychology researchers provides new evidence that bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia. more
Scientists develop non-invasive method to predict onset of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Information gathered from routine visits to the doctor is enough to accurately predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to new research. The researchers developed... more
Taller body height in young men linked to lower risk of dementia in old age  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Men who are taller in young adulthood, as an indicator of early-life circumstances, may have a lower risk... more
A happy partner leads to a healthier future  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research has found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive decline as they grow old... more
Taller young men may have lower dementia risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Men who are taller in young adulthood, as an indicator of early-life circumstances, may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, suggests a new study. more
How the brain's immune system could be harnessed to improve memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Inflammation can send the brain's immune cells into damaging hyperdrive, an effect that has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, like dementia. A new... more
Synchronization of memory cells is critical for learning and forming memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers found that the neurons, or memory cells, involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the learning process and become more synchronized when a memory... more
Gene ID'd as potential therapeutic target for dementia in Parkinson's  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered that the genetic variant APOE4 -- long linked to dementia -- spurs the spread of harmful clumps of Parkinson's proteins through the brain. The findings... more
Scientists identify gene as potential therapeutic target for dementia in people with Parkinson's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Dementia is one of the most debilitating consequences of Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological condition characterized by tremors, stiffness, slow movement and... more
[Research Articles] APOE genotype regulates pathology and disease progression in synucleinopathy  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) 4 genotype is associated with increased risk of dementia in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but the mechanism is not clear, because patients often have... more
[Research Articles] APOE4 exacerbates {alpha}-synuclein pathology and related toxicity independent of amyloid  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The apolipoprotein E (APOE) 4 allele is the strongest genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease mainly by driving amyloid-β pathology. Recently, APOE4 has... more
Research highlights the benefits of physical activity for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and depression. more
Cancer patients with dementia less likely to achieve a 'good death'  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the population ages, the number of cancer patients with dementia has increased. A recent study published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International found that cancer patients... more
Plant flavonols significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the journal Neurology in January 2020 concludes that increasing the intake of plant flavonols steeply reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) by up to a half. In other words, AD... more
Potential new biomarker for vascular dementia identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Vascular dementia is caused by a defect on blood flow arrival to the brain, which consequently generates neuronal damage. more
A high flavonol intake could lower the risk for Alzheimer’s dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Older people with a high intake of the antioxidant flavanol may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia, compared with those who have a low intake. more
High intake of dietary flavonols tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea,... more
Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Whether elevated blood pressure early in life translates to increased risk of dementia is a question scientists are working to answer. more
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