For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia
September 20, 2019
Walking may be a key clinical tool in helping medics accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, pioneering research has revealed.
AAN recommends people 65+ be screened yearly for memory problems
September 19, 2019
To help physicians provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is recommending physicians measure how frequently they complete annual assessments of people age 65 and older for thinking and memory problems....
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New piece of Alzheimer’s puzzle found
September 17, 2019
Scientists found two short peptides, or strings of amino acids, that when injected into mice with Alzheimer's disease daily for five weeks, significantly improved the mice's memory. The treatment also reduced some of the harmful physical changes in the brain that are associated with the disease....
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Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer’s
September 17, 2019
Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study that scientists say merits further research to establish whether fitness can affect the progression of dementia.
Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
September 16, 2019
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new study in zebrafish.
Popular mobile games can be used to detect signs of cognitive decline
September 12, 2019
New research shows that popular mobile phone games such as Tetris, Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline, some of which may indicate the onset of serious conditions like dementia....
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How relapse happens: Opiates reduce the brain’s ability to form, maintain synapses
September 12, 2019
Exposure to heroin sharply reduces levels of the protein necessary for developing and maintaining the brain's synapses, a preclinical study has found.
Calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
September 11, 2019
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying memory loss remains poorly understood. Researchers at the University of Bristol have identified that calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss....
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How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
September 10, 2019
Researchers say that measuring how quickly a person's pupil dilates while they are taking cognitive tests may be a low-cost, low-invasive method to aid in screening individuals at increased genetic risk for AD before cognitive decline begins.
Migraine may raise dementia, Alzheimer's risk
September 10, 2019
New research examines the associations between migraine and Alzheimer's disease, as well as related forms of dementia. The study finds that migraine is "a significant risk factor" for Alzheimer's and all‐cause dementia.
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