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Have your health and eat meat too
Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. (2019-12-09)
Getting to the 'art' of dementia: UC researchers highlight benefits of art intervention
University of Canberra researchers have shown that art gallery programs can improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia -- and they've backed it up by testing study participants' saliva. (2019-12-04)
KBRI team reduces neurodegeneration associated with dementia in animal models
Korean research team made up of Dr. Hyung-Jun Kim and Shinrye Lee of KBRI, and professor Kiyoung Kim of Soonchunhyang University, found a new molecular mechanism of suppressing neuronal toxicity associateded dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease. (2019-11-26)
Psychological well-being at 52 years could impact on cognitive functioning at 69 years
Miharu Nakanishi, Chief Researcher of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, and her colleagues finds that psychological well-being at 52 years were prospectively associated with cognitive function at 69 years. (2019-11-26)
Skiers had lower incidence of depression and vascular dementia -- but not Alzheimer's
Half as many diagnosed with depression, a delayed manifestation of Parkinson's, a reduced risk of developing vascular dementia -- but not Alzheimer's. (2019-11-26)
Cells study helping to crack the code to Alzheimer's disease
A study led by researchers at Monash University has opened up new hope for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease. (2019-11-25)
Temple study shows extra virgin olive oil staves off multiple forms of dementia in mice
New Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University research findings in mice are the first to suggest that extra virgin olive oil can defend against a specific type of mental decline linked to tauopathy known as frontotemporal dementia. (2019-11-25)
Nov. journal highlights: First MCI prevalence estimates in US Latino populations
First mild cognitive impairment prevalence estimates in diverse U.S. Latino populations. (2019-11-22)
UC study estimates mild cognitive impairment among diverse Latino populations at 10%
The first and largest study of its kind has estimated the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in diverse Latino populations. (2019-11-18)
Research reveals no link between statins and memory loss
Over 6 years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia. (2019-11-18)
How likely do you think you are to develop dementia?
A poll suggests almost half of adults ages 50 to 64 believe they're likely to develop dementia. (2019-11-15)
Middle-aged Americans and dementia risk: Lots of worry, not enough proven prevention
Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they're likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds. (2019-11-15)
Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia
Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia. (2019-11-14)
People who cannot read may be three times as likely to develop dementia
New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of developing dementia than people who can read and write. (2019-11-13)
Long-term blood pressure variation and risk of dementia
In a new research study published in the open access journal PLOS Medicine, Albert Hofman and colleagues at Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Harvard T.H. (2019-11-12)
Identifying the efficacy of treating encephalitis in leukemia therapy
Revealing the mechanism of glial cell activity...expected to be used for treatment of dementia (2019-11-11)
Australia unprepared to move future Alzheimer's treatment into rapid clinical use
Much work has been done to try to find a treatment that can delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, but less attention has been paid to whether health systems could move a breakthrough into rapid clinical use. (2019-11-11)
Study: Rapamycin prevents age-related brain vascular deterioration
A newly released study found that rats of advanced age, treated with the drug rapamycin, maintained superior blood flow to the brain compared to younger, untreated rats. (2019-11-06)
High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia
Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index (BMI) in the elderly, according to a report published in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. (2019-11-05)
Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. (2019-10-31)
In blacks with Alzheimer's gene, higher education may be protective
A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-30)
Cognitive screen paired with odor identification predicts lack of transition to dementia
A new study has found that performing well on two brief tests measuring cognitive ability and ability to identify odors indicates very low risk for Alzheimer's. (2019-10-29)
Milken Institute projects doubling of Americans living with dementia
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias will double to nearly 13 million over the next 20 years, according to the new Milken Institute report 'Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dementia: Recommendations to Improve Brain Health and Decrease Disparities.' Milken Institute research estimates that by 2020, 4.7 million women in the US will have dementia, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all people living with the condition. (2019-10-29)
Looking at the way we walk can help predict cognitive decline
The way people walk is an indicator of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are aging. (2019-10-28)
In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55
A new study of 3,000 people in Wisconsin aged 21 and older with Down syndrome, published today [Monday, Oct. (2019-10-28)
High rates of dementia, Alzheimer's observed among older people with Down syndrome
A study of Wisconsin Medicaid enrollees with Down syndrome has found that more than half of those ages 55 and older have filed at least three claims for dementia and nearly a third have filed at least three claims for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-28)
Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. (2019-10-23)
High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau
In the study, published Oct. 23 in Nature, the investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may 'stave off' dementia. (2019-10-23)
Pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment are precipitated by a high-salt diet
High levels of dietary salt can activate a pathway in the brain to cause cognitive impairment, according to a new study. (2019-10-23)
Combination of more hospitalizations and brain pathologies linked to faster cognitive decline
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15, 2019 online issue of the Annals of Neurology. (2019-10-22)
Dementia patients' adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-10-22)
Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease
A team of researchers led by Yale-NUS College has found evidence that metabolic dysfunction is a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-17)
Dementia and eating disorders: it is a problem of (semantic) memory
Eating disorders shown by patients with dementia are characterised by a vast range of behaviours that span from preference for sugary foods, binges, increase in appetite, to changes in table manners or in food preferences. (2019-10-17)
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (2019-10-15)
Protein misfolding as a risk marker for Alzheimer's disease
In symptom-free individuals, the detection of misfolded amyloid-β protein in the blood indicated a considerably higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- up to 14 years before a clinical diagnosis was made. (2019-10-15)
Dementia spreads via connected brain networks
In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks. (2019-10-14)
Aggressive and agitated behaviors in dementia are better treated without medications
Nonpharmacologic treatments, such as massage and touch therapy, seemed to be more effective than pharmacologic treatments for reducing aggression and agitation in adults with dementia. (2019-10-14)
Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia
A systematic review and meta-analysis, led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and the University of Calgary, suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. (2019-10-14)
Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. (2019-10-10)
Linguists track impact of cognitive decline across three decades of one writer's diaries
Linguistics researchers have identified a relationship between language change and the transition from healthy to a diagnosis of severe dementia. (2019-10-10)
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