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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Dignity in Care: Improving Nutrition in People With Dementia

May 19, 2015 — Ensuring dignity in the care and wellbeing of those with dementia is a critical issue. New research has been investigating how to improve nutrition in people with dementia. New training and ... read more

New Alzheimer's Drug to Enter Clinical Trials

May 18, 2015 — A new drug that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The most common cause of dementia ... read more

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

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers have found that the proteins that control the progression of Alzheimer's are linked in a pathway, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a way of treating the disease, which ... read more

Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Dementia After TBI

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their ... 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

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Depression, Diabetes Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Apr. 15, 2015 — Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A drug discovery could hold promise in the fight against the devastating effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Scientists, using a animal model, have completed research to suggest that the drug ... read more

Beta Secretase Inhibitors to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 2, 2015 — With each new amyloid-targeting treatment for Alzheimer's disease that has been developed, there has been a corresponding concern. For example, antibodies targeting amyloid-beta peptide produce ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were restored in mice with a model of Alzheimer's given an experimental cancer drug, researchers report. "With this treatment, cells ... 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

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

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

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