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May 5, 2015

Majority of Older Adults Willing to Be Screened by Telephone for Dementia

May 1, 2015 — Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or ... read more

Is the Amyloid Hypothesis the Right Path to Find a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease?

Apr. 20, 2015 — There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid production, according to a new article. The article reviews the significant body of research ... read more

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp

Mar. 30, 2015 — Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients ... read more

Alzheimer's: The Killer Protein, Properly Explained

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers hope to be able, one day, to fight the pathogenic action of the amyloid-beta protein, whose build-up is associated with Alzheimer's disease. In the meantime, scientists have ... read more

Immunotherapy Used to Reduce Memory Problems With Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 25, 2015 — A single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, a new study concludes. "Our findings with this immunotherapy study indicate a link ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — People who have suffered serious head injuries show changes in brain structure resembling those seen in older people, according to a new study. The brain injury patients in this study were estimated ... read more

Music to the Ears of Dementia Suffers: Learning to Play Saxophone After Diagnosis

Mar. 24, 2015 — Researchers have revealed details of an usual case that offers new insights into frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The story revolves around a patient who, with no prior musical training, learned to ... read more

Tau a Driver of Alzheimer's Disease, Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals

Mar. 24, 2015 — By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Research by biologists has identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia. The researchers studied how synapses -- the connections between neurons -- are ... read more

Changes in a Blood-Based Molecular Pathway Identified in Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 20, 2015 — New research identifies a bridge between the mechanisms that spur the destruction of neurons in Alzheimer's disease - accumulation of the amyloid-? peptide (the main component of plaques found ... read more

Is It Dementia, or Just Normal Aging? New Tool May Help Triage

Mar. 18, 2015 — A new scoring system has been developed to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to ... read more

Memory and Effects on the Aging Brain

Mar. 16, 2015 — A study of brain aging finds that being male was associated with worse memory and lower hippocampal volume in individuals who were cognitively normal at baseline, while the gene APOE ?4, a risk ... read more

Test of New Device That Protects Brain During Heart-Valve Procedure

Mar. 15, 2015 — In the first multicenter trial of its kind, researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart-valve replacement. "One of the major ... read more

Boosting a Natural Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 12, 2015 — A gene variant has been identified by researchers that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease and restore memory. Researchers discovered that the innovative drug-free approach breaks ... read more

Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Brain-Training Program Results in Slower Mental Decline for Older People

Mar. 11, 2015 — A comprehensive program providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — Mutations in the presenilin-1 gene are the most common cause of inherited, early-onset forms of Alzheimer's disease. In a new study, scientists replaced the normal mouse presenilin-1 gene with ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — The first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, has been presented by ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — An existing epilepsy drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's ... read more

Brain Development Controlled by Epigenetic Factor

Mar. 10, 2015 — The importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells, has been made more clear, thanks to a ... read more

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