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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

May 24, 2016 — Neuroscientists are now able to distinguish two different forms of dementia using advanced imaging techniques. This is the first step towards early recognition of dementia in patients on the basis of ... read more

PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect, Diagnose Early Alzheimer's Disease

May 24, 2016 — Recognizing that the use of biomarkers has led to advances in the detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers reviewed a PET amyloid imaging agent, finding that imaging with PiB provides ... read more

Assistive Tech to Tackle Dementia Isolation

May 19, 2016 — Moblie and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social ... read more

May 3, 2016 — When given to old rats, the drug, which is known to affect signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate, reversed many age-related changes that occur in a brain region key to learning and memory. The ... read more

The Social Lives of the Elderly Mirror How They Grow Older

May 2, 2016 — Small changes in the social lives of older people are early red flags showing that their thought processes and brain functioning could be on the ... read more

Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows

Apr. 29, 2016 — Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the ... read more

Hearing Aid Use Is Associated With Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-Impaired Elderly

Apr. 25, 2016 — Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research ... read more

Early Abnormalities of Alzheimer's Disease: It Takes 2 (Proteins) to Tango

Apr. 20, 2016 — For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease. Which one is the driving force ... read more

Half of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents Go to Hospital ED Regardless of Cognitive Status

Apr. 19, 2016 — Almost half of long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an ED over course of a year regardless of cognitive status. Only about a third of these individuals were ... read more

Investigating Plasma Levels as Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 18, 2016 — The first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team has ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research has discovered that one protein, called PITRM1, which is found in mitochondria, otherwise known as the powerhouses of the cell, may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Abnormalities in a protein that helps transport and sort materials inside cells are linked to axonal dysfunction and degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome, report ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Chemists have designed a set of molecules that promote microscopic, anatomical changes in neurons associated with the formation and retention of memories. These drug candidates also prevent ... read more

Brain Insulin Resistance Identified as Possible New Link Between Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

Apr. 7, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research ... read more

Drop in Body Temperature Linked to Aging Aggravates Manifestations of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 7, 2016 — The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer's, suggests a study. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using transgenic mice, ... read more

Is There a Link Between Oral Health and the Rate of Cognitive Decline?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age, although evidence is not definitive enough to suggest that one causes the other. New findings ... read more

Scientists Discover a Missing Link Between Tau and Memory Loss

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but until recently, they did not understand how it hindered cognitive function. In a new study, researchers reveal how tau ... read more

Brain Study Reveals How Long-Term Memories Are Erased

Mar. 31, 2016 — Vital clues about how the brain erases long term memories have now been ... read more

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