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April 23, 2017

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April 23, 2017

Dementia: The Right to Rehabilitation

Mar. 28, 2017 — Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia ... read more

Sniffing out a New Strategy Against Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 24, 2017 — Neurologists are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to ... read more

New Gene Discovered Associated With Tau, a Common Form of Brain Pathology

Mar. 24, 2017 — Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new study has found that the metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain are associated with the progression of Alzheimer's ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — In some people whose cognitive functions are weakened due to Alzheimer's, the disease can be traced back to changes in the brain's blood vasculature. Scientists have found that a protein ... read more

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline

Mar. 21, 2017 — Insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, new research ... read more

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Did Not Prevent Dementia

Mar. 20, 2017 — Antioxidant supplements vitamin E and selenium -- taken alone or in combination -- did not prevent dementia in asymptomatic older men, according to a new ... read more

One in Four Elderly Australian Women Has Dementia

Mar. 17, 2017 — At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia according to researchers. Australian policymakers previously had to rely on dementia rates from international studies, or ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research ... read more

The Way the Brain Processes Speech Could Serve as a Predictor of Early Dementia

Mar. 15, 2017 — Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems, but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest new recent ... read more

Predicting Long-Term Cognitive Decline Following Delirium

Mar. 15, 2017 — Evidence suggests that experiencing delirium after surgery can lead to long-term cognitive decline in older adults. However, not everyone who experiences delirium will suffer this fate. After a ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Researchers have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world - to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to ... read more

Rapid Blood Pressure Drops in Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age

Mar. 10, 2017 — Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — A string of failed drug trials for Alzheimer's has researchers questioning the reigning approach to battling the disease, which focuses on preventing amyloid buildup in the brain. Scientists ... read more

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Safely Treating, Detecting Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 8, 2017 — Treatment with the diabetes drug amylin (or pramlintide) safely improves learning and memory function in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and reduces the AD pathology in their brains. The ... read more

Incidence of Dementia in Primary Care Increased in the Netherlands Over 23 Years

Mar. 7, 2017 — The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have introduced a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among in older adults. The exact causes of Alzheimer's ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Human Neurons in Mouse Brains Are More Susceptible to Alzheimer's Pathology

Feb. 24, 2017 — Cells behave differently when removed from their environments, just as cells that develop in cultures do not behave like cells in living creatures. To study the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a ... read more

Sugar's 'Tipping Point' Link to Alzheimer's Disease Revealed

Feb. 23, 2017 — For the first time a molecular 'tipping point' has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's, linking high blood sugar with this debilitating ... read more

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