Dementia
Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after... more
Alzheimer’s Research UK launches new survey to help shape future treatments for dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is asking people to take part in a new survey that could help... more
Medical News Today: Dementia risk: The role of 'blood pressure patterns'  MNT · 3 days
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk. more
Alzheimer’s targets brain cells that help people stay awake  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Nerve cells in the brain that are tied to wakefulness are destroyed in people with Alzheimer’s, a finding that may refocus dementia research. more
Medical News Today: Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%  MNT · 7 days
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater... more
Social activity in your 60s may lower dementia risk by 12%  MNT · 7 days
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk. more
Tighter blood pressure control could improve brain health finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tighter blood pressure control is standard practice in hypertension therapy. Researchers have found that in addition to the benefits this provides to the heart and the vascular system,... more
Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. more
Abnormal blood pressure in middle age and late life increases dementia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, Johns Hopkins researchers have added... more
Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, researchers have added to evidence that abnormal... more
Dementia care program improves mental health of patients, caregivers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their caregivers. more
Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most of these studies have failed to simultaneously adjust for several... more
Dementia care program improves psychological health of patients and caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
UCLA-led research finds that a comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their... more
Greater blood pressure control associated with fewer adverse changes in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain,... more
Greater blood pressure control linked to better brain health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain, which could mean lower risks of... more
Researchers identify alternate chemistry that could account for Alzheimer's pathologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused... more
Medical News Today: Blood test can identify Alzheimer's 2 decades before symptoms  MNT · 1 week
A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia. more
An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused on these abnormal structures.... more
Medical News Today: 7 'simple' steps for heart health may also stave off dementia  MNT · 2 weeks
New research examines the link between heart health at 50 years of age, and the risk of developing dementia 25... more
New Zealand study shows positive effect of music and dance on older adults with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago, New Zealand, pilot study has shown the powerful... more
Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven by New Zealand study  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia. more
Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a new... more
Characteristics of older adults with moderately severe dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study has found that many characteristics among older adults with moderately severe dementia differ depending on whether they live at home or in residential care or nursing facilities. more
Characteristics of older adults with moderately severe dementia differ depending on care settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that many characteristics among older adults with moderately severe... more
Most older people with advancing dementia remain at home, despite pain and poor health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes -- many until they die. more
Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has shown that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine... more
Scientists study how mobile phones can be used to fight Alzheimer’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Future treatments for age-related dementia could involve mobile phone frequency electromagnetic fields, researchers at Nazarbayev University and the National Laboratory Astana investigate. more
Social Contact Earlier in Life Could Play Role in Staving Off Dementia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new study, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, suggests that more frequent social contact during early and midlife may build cognitive reserve, which... more
Dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine linked to reduced dementia risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. more
Social contact could play an important role in staving off dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study. more
Medical News Today: Could dementia and anemia be linked?  MNT · 3 weeks
A new study has found a strong association between anemia and dementia. People with either high or low hemoglobin levels had a higher risk. more
Socially active 60-year-olds face lower dementia risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s predicts a lower risk of developing dementia later on, finds a new UCL-led study published in PLOS Medicine. more
Super-resolution microscopy helps unravel elusive causes of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unraveling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia. more
Super-resolution microscopy sheds light on how dementia protein becomes dysfunctional  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further unraveling the puzzle of memory formation and the elusive causes of dementia. more
Low or high levels of hemoglobin may increase risk of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Having either low or high levels of hemoglobin in your blood may be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a... more
Important steps to slow down Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia. It slowly kills brain cells and is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans age 65 and over. more
Traditional measures overlook socioeconomic costs associated with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new research review highlighting the hidden costs of dementia suggests that traditional measures only show the 'tip of the iceberg' of the cost impact on society. more
Analysis reveals economic cost of Alzheimer's disease and dementia are 'tip of the iceberg'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new research review highlighting the hidden costs of dementia suggests that traditional measures only show the 'tip of the... more
UC Berkeley awarded $47 million grant to study how healthy lifestyle changes the aging brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The University of California, Berkeley announced today that it has received a five-year grant expected to total $47... more
Creator of brain exam that Trump aced demands new training for testers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Last year, Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the White House physician, gave Donald Trump a standard test to detect early signs of dementia — and... more
Short height, low education are traits of diabetic Nigerian women showing signs of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A joint survey by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Benue State University finds that short height and... more
Medical News Today: Is spicy food linked to dementia risk?  MNT · 4 weeks
According to a large new longitudinal study, people who eat a lot of hot chili in their daily diet may have a higher risk of cognitive decline. more
Is spicy food linked to dementia risk?  MNT · 4 weeks
According to a large new longitudinal study, people who eat a lot of hot chili in their daily diet may have a higher risk of cognitive decline. more
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