Archive for November, 2015

For adults aged 65 years or older living in the community, there is no benefit to screening for cognitive impairment if they are asymptomatic, according to a new Canadian guideline published in… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Depletion of BRCA1, long known to cause cancer, impairs brain cell function and may contribute to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Salicylic acid and derivatives could help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s by binding to GAPDH and preventing it from entering nuclei, causing cell death. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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When she says she loves my new haircut is she telling the truth or being sarcastic? The answer isn’t always obvious. Especially for men. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Synapse loss is a hallmark of the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers have found how these brain cell connections are destroyed in the disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Minutes count when treating stroke, but current diagnostics take as long as three hours, careful lab work, and skilled technicians to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Older adults who took more steps as part of a new study scored better on memory tasks than those who were sedentary. The findings have implications for age-related memory decline. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Humans have long sought to reduce the effects of aging. Now, there may be another reason to continue searching for ways to slow the clock–preventing Parkinson’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball? Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In preclinical studies, surgery/anesthesia contribute to cognitive decline and enhance neuropathologic changes underlying Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nevertheless, the link between surgery, anesthesia, apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE4), and AD remains unclear. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Neuronetrix has announced the publication of results from its multi-center clinical trial in a prestigious Alzheimer’s journal. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s , our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Guidelines for the use and review of antipsychotic drugs need to be urgently reassessed in light of new findings from a study of how the drugs are used in people with dementia in nursing homes. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Few studies have examined the effects of amyloid and apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype on cognition among middle-aged individuals. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The importance of home research study visit capacity in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) studies is unknown. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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University of Georgia researchers have developed a simple technique to measure an individual’s visual processing speed–the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information–in order to… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Proteins are often referred to as the building blocks of life, and make up about 15 per cent of the mass of the average person, performing a wide variety of essential functions in the body. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Exercise may help to reverse neurodegeneration in those with mild cognitive impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Dementia patients from more affluent areas in England are 27% more likely to be prescribed anti-dementia drugs than patients from poorer areas, finds a new UCL study of 77,045 dementia patients… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Getting help with baby care could keep families healthier and extend their lives, according to a new study into bird behaviour. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A team of researchers led by professor Patrik Verstreken (VIB/KU Leuven) has exposed the fine details of a mechanism that provides more insight in the communication between neurons. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A team led at Newcastle University, UK, has shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the brain. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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In a novel animal study design that mimicked human clinical trials, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that long-term treatment using a small molecule drug… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The health care costs of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) start to increase already one year before the diagnosis, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Loss of sense of smell could help to detect onset of Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia; neurological changes reflect this effect. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Individualized estimates of age at detectable amyloid-beta (Aβ) accumulation, distinct from amyloid positivity, allow for analysis of onset age of Aβ accumulation as an outcome measure to understand risk factors. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A team of local researchers has proposed a molecular mechanism that may be responsible for the development of life-threatening diseases called amyloidoses. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Older adults with dementia are more frequent visitors to emergency departments, returning at higher rates and incurring greater costs than older adults without dementia, according to a new study… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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