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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Cognitive Training Effects Differ by Older Adult's Education Level

Jan. 28, 2016 — 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 more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have begun to explore in earnest the concept of "mixed vascular dementia," but until recently there was no reliable animal model. When one expert discovered that a special diet ... read more

Toward More Predictive Genetic Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 25, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that leads to cognitive decline, dementia and ultimately death, mostly in the elderly. It’s already a huge health burden, and it’s getting ... read more

Estrogen Supplements May Protect Against Dementia

Jan. 22, 2016 — Women who take estrogen 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 ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Correctly diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease remains a challenge for medical professionals. Now, a new study reveals a new clue to possible ... read more

Exercise for People With Dementia Improves Balance and Reduces Dependence

Jan. 20, 2016 — Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for people suffering from ... read more

Study Finds No Link Between Surgical Anesthesia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new 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 ... read more

People With Dementia Gain from Learning Self-Management Skills

Jan. 19, 2016 — Attending weekly 'self-management' group sessions which encouraged socialization, discussion, problem solving and goal setting fostered independence and promoted social support among people ... read more

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 14, 2016 — An aging specialist discusses 10 main signs of Alzheimer's disease and the importance of obtaining an early diagnosis. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's ... read more

Odor Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 14, 2016 — A uniquely identifiable odor signature has been identified from mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The odor signature appears in urine before significant development of Alzheimer-related brain ... read more

Vaccine Targets Alzheimer's Disease-Like Characteristics in People With Down Syndrome

Jan. 13, 2016 — In the first clinical trial of its type, researchers will test the safety and tolerability of an immunotherapy vaccine that targets Alzheimer’s disease-like characteristics in adults with Down ... read more

Dementia: New Insights Into Causes of Loss of Orientation

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research moves us a step closer to understanding the onset of dementia, and potentially to paving the way for future therapies. Two new studies shed light on how two parts of the brain's ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Induces Mental Impairments Using Mechanisms Linked With Alzheimer's

Jan. 12, 2016 — A new study fills an important gap in understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. A TBI can happen after a sudden blow or ... read more

Beneficial Effects of Blocking Brain Inflammation in an Experimental Model of Alzheimer's

Jan. 8, 2016 — Blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against the memory and behavior changes seen in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. It was originally ... read more

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best

Jan. 5, 2016 — A diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by U.S. News ... read more

Use of Anticholinergic Drugs Does Not Increase Risk for Dementia in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Jan. 5, 2016 — Recent evidence has shown a greater risk of dementia, in particular Alzheimer's disease (AD), in individuals using anticholinergic medications regularly. These drugs are widely used by older ... read more

Activity of Brain Proteins Associated With Memory Impairment in Alzheimer’s Identified

Dec. 25, 2015 — Researchers at a laboratory for research of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory found that “repairing” the activity led to an improvement in memory. A start-up they ... read more

Two Alzheimer's Risk Genes Linked to Brain Atrophy, Promise Future Blood Markers

Dec. 23, 2015 — Two genetic variants previously linked to Alzheimer's disease have been more specifically tied to brain atrophy that is characteristic of the disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s “garbage disposal” system can decrease levels of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and ... read more

Protein That Boosts Memory Identified

Dec. 21, 2015 — Research findings of a group of neurobiologists could lead to new treatment approaches for anxiety disorders, a new report says. Mouse experiments showed that the Dnmt3a2 protein can boost memory ... read more

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