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June 28, 2022

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Newly Discovered Brain Cell Sheds Light on the Formation of Memories

The study reports a novel neuron type in the hippocampus, defines its functional role in the brain, discloses its connectivity with other nerve cells and brain areas and progresses the understanding ...

Study Preserves Memory in Mice, Offering Promising New Basis for Active Immunization Against Alzheimer's Disease

During experiments in animal models, researchers have discovered a possible new approach to immunization against Alzheimer's disease. Their method ...

Seven Hours of Sleep Is Optimal in Middle and Old Age, Say Researchers

Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards, with too little or too much little sleep associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health, say ...

Exercise May Protect Brain Volume by Keeping Insulin and BMI Levels Low

Studies have shown that exercise helps protect brain cells. A new study looking at the mechanisms involved in this relationship suggests that the role exercise plays in maintaining insulin and body ...
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Sight Problems May Increase Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 ...

30-Year Study Links Childhood Obesity and Fitness to Midlife Cognition

A new study of the impact of childhood fitness and obesity on cognition in middle age, followed over 1200 people who were children in 1985 for over 30 years, has found that better performance on ...

Rapamycin Increases Alzheimer's-Associated Plaques in Mice, Study Finds

Researchers found that administration of the drug rapamycin in mice was associated with increased beta-amyloid plaques. This is one of the hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer's disease. The study ...

Dementia Diagnosis Often Comes as Part of Costly Crisis

Medicare costs around the time of a dementia diagnosis are much lower for older adults screened proactively rather than those diagnosed while experiencing a health ...

Seven Healthy Habits Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia in Those With Genetic Risk

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to new ...

How Cranberries Could Improve Memory and Ward Off Dementia

Researchers have found that eating cranberries could improve memory, ward off dementia, and reduce 'bad' cholesterol. The research team studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of a ...

Dementia: Combination of 'Feelings' and Measurements Suggest Alzheimer's in the Early Stage

Subjective memory disorders in conjunction with conspicuous levels of beta-amyloid proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid are a strong indication of developing Alzheimer's disease. This is the ...

Study Finds Increased Risk of Dementia After Hospitalization for Major TBI

People who have been hospitalized for a major traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have a higher risk of developing dementia when compared to people who do not have a TBI, according to a new study. Major ...

Quantifying Cognitive Decline in Dogs Could Help Humans With Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have found that a suite of complimentary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspected of suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only aid owners in managing their elderly ...

'Stressed' Cells Offer Clues to Eliminating Build-Up of Toxic Proteins in Dementia

It's often said that a little stress can be good for you. Now scientists have shown that the same may be true for cells, uncovering a newly-discovered mechanism that might help prevent the ...

Promising Treatment for Dementia

A new study has found a promising new treatment for patients with behavioral variant fronto-temporal dementia, the second most common form of dementia in the under 60s -- resulting in a stabilizing ...

Higher Antioxidant Levels Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

People with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia, according to a new ...

Researchers Investigate Connection Between Loss of Motivation and Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Researchers are studying why neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as apathy and irritability, appear in most Alzheimer's disease patients before the onset of memory ...

New Data Shows Burden of Dementia Symptoms Just as High in Community Population as Nursing Home Residents

New data shows that the symptoms suffered by people with advanced Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who live in the community occur at a strikingly similar rate to those of dementia ...

New Research Identifies Blood Biomarker for Predicting Dementia Before Symptoms Develop

New research has identified a blood biomarker that could help identify people with the earliest signs of dementia, even before the onset of ...

When It Comes to Preventing Alzheimer's, Women Respond Better Than Men

A study is the first to examine if sex significantly affects cognitive outcomes in people who follow individually-tailored, multi-domain clinical interventions. The study also determined whether ...

Talk Therapy May Alleviate Depression and Improve Quality of Life for People With Dementia

Talking therapies may improve symptoms of depression for people with dementia, finds a new review, providing hope for a group who typically do not benefit from ...

Unexpected Protein Could Play Role in Common Brain Disorder

Scientists report that amyloid fibrils found in people with frontotemporal degeneration contain the little-known protein ...

COVID-19 Pneumonia Increases Dementia Risk

A new study shows patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia have a higher risk of developing dementia than those with other types of ...

Psychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer´s Disease

In addition to memory problems and other cognitive symptoms, most people with Alzheimer's disease also suffer from mental health issues. It has long been unclear whether these occur because of ...

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