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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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Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The old real estate adage about "location, location, location" might also apply to the biochemical genesis of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

One in 3 cases of dementia can be prevented by managing key lifestyle factors, such as engaging in more physical exercise and social activities.

Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets.

Alzheimer's: Can a challenging job and exercise keep the condition at bay?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New studies reveal links between complex tasks in early life, targeted physical and brain training in later life, and levels of cognition.

New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments.

Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it.

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found.

Scientists find two new risk genes for Alzheimer's

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In a study deemed a 'massive undertaking' by the researchers, two new genes have been found that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.

Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions.

Peptide complex formed in the brain is responsible for Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Members of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at the Lomonosov Moscow State University have determined the structure of a peptide complex, formed in the brain at the early stages of Alzheimer's...

Why are African Americans more likely to develop Alzheimer's?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A series of studies sheds new light on the racial disparities among Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Stress and social adversity play a key role.

TBI and dementia: Link or no link?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research linking traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life is contradictory. Learn about the latest findings and what they mean for TBI patients.

Ceylon cinnamon: Health benefits, uses, and more

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Cinnamon is a widely-used spice in cooking, but Ceylon cinnamon may also help protect against diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions.

Strawberry compound may prevent Alzheimer's

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that fisetin, a compound found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, reduced cognitive decline in mouse models of aging.

Bad sleep increases Alzheimer's-related brain proteins

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study shows that disruption of slow wave sleep raises amyloid beta, and repeated poor sleep quality raises tau - both hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

A newly identified complex of Tau and RNA suggests a path to aggregation

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

The hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases is the formation of protein aggregates, yet how and why these aggregates form remains a mystery.

TBI in middle age may raise dementia risk

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of dementia, a new study finds, particularly if the injury occurs in middle age.

Sleep disorders may predict Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds biological markers for Alzheimer's disease in the spinal fluid of people who report poor sleep quality or who have trouble sleeping.

Scientists uncover the structure of tau filaments from Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) have, for the first time, revealed the atomic structures of one of the two types of the abnormal filaments which lead...

New drug target for Parkinson's disease found

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds an enzyme that enhances the neurotoxicity of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Inhibiting this enzyme may prevent Parkinson's.

Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with Alzheimer's disease who experience psychosis - including delusions and hallucinations - are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies compared to patients...

Overactive scavenger cells may cause neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For the first time, researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated a surprising effect of microglia, the scavenger cells of the brain: If these cells lack the TDP-43 protein, they not only...

The hippocampus underlies the link between slowed walking and mental decline

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year...

Computer game may improve symptoms of mild cognitive impairment

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a brain training app that boosts memory in people with mild cognitive impairment.

Large-scale production of living brain cells enables entirely new research

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Important pieces of the puzzle to understand what drives diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are still missing today.