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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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Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A drug used to reduce seizures has been found to normalize brain wave frequencies in patients with Alzheimer's. Could this drug help to slow the disease?



Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music -- these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in...



Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development.



African plant extract offers new hope for Alzheimer's

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.



Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, and stop their production.



Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease.



Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new...



Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed mice

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Obese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in humans show increased Alzheimer's pathology, according to new research published in eNeuro.



Chronic pain linked to increased risk of dementia in study of older adults

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that...



Detecting Alzheimer's disease before symptoms emerge

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Long before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease become apparent to patients and their families, biological changes are occurring within the brain.



Researchers discover new 'GPS' neuron

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans' ability to navigate...



How do dreams affect brain disorders?

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research provides further insight into the science of dreams. Scientists find that dream dysfunction is an early sign of neurological disorder.



US death rates from Alzheimer's disease increased 55 percent from 1999 to 2014

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.



Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they...



Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Research linking the metabolic gene TOMM40 with Alzheimer's risk has produced mixed results for years. Now, a new study says family history is the reason.



Can Omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain spect imaging shows possible link

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's...



Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in...



Tau prevents synaptic transmission at early stage of neurodegeneration

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia.



Research reveals new insights into early cognitive markers of Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research led by the University of Hertfordshire, may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer's disease.



Study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship.



Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeable

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain's structure...



PTSD medications may increase dementia risk

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and increased dementia risk, but this risk may depend on the use of psychoactive drugs.



Delaying blood thinning treatment may raise dementia risk

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Patients with atrial fibrillation should begin anticoagulation treatment as quickly as possible, suggests new study, as delays may increase dementia risk.



Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease and...



New cell separator with humble beginnings could revolutionise medical advances in cancer and Alzheimer's research

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new cell separator that began life as a tinfoil and epoxy glue prototype built with supplies from a University shop could revolutionise stem-cell and regenerative cell-based therapies.