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The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is p

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Elderly may face increased dementia risk after a disaster

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly people who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors after the 2011 tsunami in Japan were more likely to experience increased symptoms of...

Newly identified rare Alzheimer's disease gene mutation more common in Icelandic people

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A rare variant in the TM2D3 gene linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Treatment approach used in cancer holds promise for Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray.Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using microscopic droplets of fat...

Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Regular exercise has been found to improve overall thinking skills and cardiovascular capacity in people with vascular cognitive impairment.

Tweaking the immune response might be a key to combat neurodegeneration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study suggests zebrafish might teach us how to tackle Alzheimer's disease: Patients with Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative diseases progressively loose neurons yet cannot build new ones.

Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood - a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12...

How protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's could trigger Parkinson's

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are different neurodegenerative conditions that can sometimes affect the same person, which has led scientists to investigate possible links between the two.

Dysfunction in neuronal transport mechanism linked to Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Findings confirm mutation-caused problem but also reveal a new therapeutic target.

Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

NIH-funded mouse study identifies a possible therapeutic target for a family of disorders.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise dementia risk

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Men treated with androgen deprivation therapy - a hormone therapy - for prostate cancer may be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, study finds.

Dementia study lists everyday factors that may influence risk

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to our risk of developing dementia.

Five ways reading can improve health and well-being

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you see reading as a chore or an enjoyable pastime, it can offer a wealth of benefits for health and well-being. We take at look at what these are.

Sudden blood pressure drops associated with long-term dementia risk

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Orthostatic hypotension - low blood pressure when suddenly standing up - is associated with a 15 percent increase in a person's long-term risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according...

Gene therapy could prevent Alzheimer's, study suggests

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In a possible step toward a cure for Alzheimer's, a genetic treatment has led to fewer amyloid plaques and glial cells and better memory in mice.

High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.

Different brain atrophy patterns may explain variability in Alzheimers disease symptoms

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Imaging studies imply that most patients, at-risk individuals show a combination of atrophy factors.

Cell protein offers new hope in fighting the effects of aging

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A protein found within the powerhouse of a cell could be the key to holding back the march of time, research by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Brain cell death mechanism for stroke, Alzheimer's identified

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have pinpointed the protein that is responsible for brain cell death in stroke, injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.

New genes linked with bigger brains identified

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A number of new links between families of genes and brain size have been identified by UK scientists, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and diseases...

Verbal memory tests may miss early Alzheimer's signs in women

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women may be at risk of remaining undiagnosed of Alzheimer's disease until more advanced stages of the condition due to their better verbal memory skills.

More than half of persons with Alzheimer's disease aged 90 years or more use psychotropic drugs

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Psychotropic drug use is rather common among persons aged 90 years of more diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease compared with those who were diagnosed at younger age, concludes study conducted at...

Could coffee reduce women's risk of dementia?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Older women who consume at least 261 milligrams of caffeine daily - around two to three cups of coffee - may be at lower risk of dementia, study finds.

Increase in the number of people dying with dementia, UK

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The proportion of people dying with a recorded dementia diagnosis has more than doubled since 2001.

Alzheimer's protein changes shape to enter brain cells

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that amyloid beta - a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease - changes into a long, flat sheet before it enters brain cells.