Dementia

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS
January 23, 2020
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research.
When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters
January 23, 2020



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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native la...
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Brain blood flow sensor discovery could aid treatments for high blood pressure and dementia
January 14, 2020
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure) and dementia.
Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?
January 14, 2020

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics?
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Lifestyle choices could slow familial frontotemporal dementia
January 8, 2020
A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually inevitable, according to new research.
Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
January 4, 2020
Although a vaccine for dementia is a long way down the road, researchers recently made a few tentative steps closer. The authors of a recent study in mice hope that in the coming years, they can move into human trials....
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Possible dementia vaccine closer after mice studies
December 31, 2019
A vaccine to ward off dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a dual vaccine to remove 'brain plaque' and tau protein aggregates linked to Alzheimer's disease. It is showing success in begenic mice models...
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Dementia: Obesity, but not diet or inactivity, raises risk
December 22, 2019
A new, long-term study finds that midlife obesity raises the risk of dementia in women. However, calorie intake and physical inactivity do not....
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Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
December 21, 2019
A new study has found a blood plasma linked to inflammation that could be a warning signal for certain dementias. Could it pave the way for low cost screening?...
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Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?
December 18, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report today in the journal evidence that refutes the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the researchers provide a new statistical and computational framework for the analysis of large-scale sequencing dat...
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