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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Experts Claim Number of People With Dementia in Some Western European Countries Could Be Stabilizing

Aug. 20, 2015 — A group of leading experts on the epidemiology of dementia state that the number of people with dementia -- both new cases and total numbers with the disease -- in some Western European countries is ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

New Insights in Pathological Mechanism That Causes Dysfunctional Synapses

Aug. 19, 2015 — Genetic analysis of human patients has shown that mutations in genes involved in synaptic communication can drive neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases such as autism spectrum disorder and ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have identified within neurons a series of molecular interactions -- known as a pathway -- that can dampen the production of the Alzheimer's protein amyloid-?. These results suggest ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Every brain cell has a nucleus, or a central command station. Scientists have shown that the passage of molecules through the nucleus of a star-shaped brain cell, called an astrocyte, may play a ... read more

How Others See Our Identity Depends on Moral Traits, Not Memory

Aug. 17, 2015 — We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Data collected from family members of ... read more

Can Your Brain Control How It Loses Control?

Aug. 14, 2015 — A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results open up new areas of research ... read more

Sequestered Prion Protein Takes the Good Mood Away, Suggests New Hypothesis on Depression

Aug. 13, 2015 — The discovery of antidepressant drugs led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. However, this hypothesis does not seem to fully explain the complexity ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool Rivals 'Gold Standard' Clinical Evaluations

Aug. 12, 2015 — Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Scientists have identified two proteins that appear to have a protective effect in the set of neurons most affected by this degenerative disease. When their activity wanes, disease sets in. This ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — Some of the key changes in the aging brain that lead to increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease have now been identified by a team of ... read more

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015 — Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Two labs in China have independently succeeded in transforming skin cells into neurons using only a cocktail of chemicals, with one group using human cells from healthy individuals and ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Sleeping in the side position, as compared to on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing ... read more

Dementia Patients, Caregivers Prefer Better Care, Support Over Research for Alzheimer's Cure

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study found most people with dementia and those caring for them ranked funding for caregiving support and long-term care ahead of funding research to find a ... read more

July 31, 2015 — The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists have now taken one step closer to ... read more

July 31, 2015 — A protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health, a research study has found. The discovery helps researchers better ... read more

Depressed Females Have Over-Active Glutamate Receptor Gene

July 30, 2015 — Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher ... read more

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