Archive for January, 2016

During rehabilitation following an acute hospital stay, medications that block neurotransmitters may be overprescribed to older patients suffering from delirium superimposed on dementia, according… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The first study to investigate the effects of cognitive training on the cognitive functioning of older adults by education level has found that individuals with fewer than 12 years of schooling… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists from the University of Granada have developed a new fluorescent dye capable of detecting, in a single test lasting 20 minutes, the presence of phosphate and biothiol inside living cells. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists have pinpointed the cells that are likely to trigger common brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and intellectual disabilities. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Dementia (a decline in memory and other mental abilities) is a serious condition, and its prognosis (the likely course of the disease) is marked by progressive loss of cognitive function and… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Up to now Alzheimer’s disease has not been recognised as transmissible. Now researchers at the University of Zurich and the Medical University Vienna demonstrated Alzheimer-type pathology in brains… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers from Karolinska Institutet identified inflammatory brain changes among people with Alzheimer’s-related gene mutations 20 years before estimated symptom onset. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Meet a microscopic gymnast.A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley shows how a crucial molecular enzyme starts… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Neurons communicate with one another by synaptic connections, where information is exchanged from one neuron to its neighbor. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Diabetes’ relationship to specific neuropathologic causes of dementia is incompletely understood. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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After conducting a review of animal and human studies into anxiety, fear and stress, researcher found chronic stress and anxiety increases risk of depression and dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Women who take oestrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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An international team of researchers, which counts with the participation of the University of Granada, has unveiled some details about stem cells biology unknown to this day, which will be essential… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Taking more time to make decisions after a mistake arises from a mixture of adaptive neural mechanisms that improve the accuracy and maladaptive mechanisms that reduce it, neuroscientists at New… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Molecular biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can support detection and improved care for patients, but novel candidates require verification. We previously reported a 12-micro RNA (miRNA) blood-based signature using next-generation sequencing (NGS) of 54 AD cases and 22 controls. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Recently, quantitative metabolomics identified a panel of 10 plasma lipids that were highly predictive of conversion to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in cognitively normal older individuals (n = 28, area under the curve [AUC] = 0.92, sensitivity/specificity of 90%/90%). We failed to replicate these findings in a substantially larger study from two independent cohorts—the Baltimore Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Technology holds potential to benefit patients with damage to brain connections resulting from brain injury or disease. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Just as most of the world’s air travel passes through a few major hubs, the majority of information in the brain flows through similarly well-traveled routes, Indiana University scientists have… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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A Mayo Clinic study of people who received anesthesia for surgery after age 40 found no association between the anesthesia and development of mild cognitive impairment later in life. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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It may be possible to assess the risk of developing dementia by analyzing information gathered during routine visits to the family doctor, according to research published in the open access journal… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Study calls for B12 deficiency screening at time of admission to long-term care facilities for adults over 65 as a measure to prevent associated health issues. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The number of prescriptions dispensed in England for approved medicines2 to treat Alzheimer’s increased from 502,0003 in 2004 to 3.0 million in 2014. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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An immune system-activating cancer medication improves cognitive performance and memory and reduces pathology in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new paper published online in Nature… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Researchers from the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Copenhagen have developed a cell line, which may be used to investigate new drugs and help predict whether they are able to enter… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Loss of synapses best correlates to cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in which oligomeric neurotoxic species of amyloid-β appears to contribute synaptic pathology. Although a number of clinical pathologic studies have been performed with limited sample size, there are no systematic studies encompassing large samples. Therefore, we performed a Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Information and communication technology (ICT) is potentially mature enough to empower outdoor and social activities in dementia. However, actual ICT-based devices have limited functionality and impact, mainly limited to safety. What is an ideal operational framework to enhance this field to support outdoor and social activities? Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the brain can recall nearly all of what happened on a recent afternoon – or make a thorough plan… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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The chronic state of low-level inflammation seen in many elderly individuals (sometimes called “inflamm-aging”), is associated with diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia, as well as… Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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New research has revealed how disease-associated changes in 2 interlinked networks within the brain may play a key role in the development of the symptoms of dementia. Read & Research Alzheimer’s More

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