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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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Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study in a mouse model of Alzheimer's finds a potential link between early bone loss and degeneration in an area of the brain that makes serotonin.



Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.



Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Following the news that Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has failed clinical trials, we look at whether researchers are on the right track for new treatments



Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.



Stem Cells: Meninges are a source of new neurons for the brain

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A multidisciplinary research, conceived by Dr. Francesco Bifari, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, Italy and Dr.



Benzodiazepine and related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.



Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails to show benefits in final stage clinical trial

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Eli Lilly and Company has announced that their drug solanezumab has failed to meet its primary endpoint of slowing cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer's disease.



Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia.



Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.



Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer's patients

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.



Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.



Dementia rates falling in the U.S.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Despite worries that dementia will escalate in the coming years, new research suggests the prevalence of the disorder may be decreasing.



Stages of Dementia: How Does the Disease Change Over Time?

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is the diagnosis and outcome of dementia? Learn about treatment option changes over time and what living with dementia in later stages may be like.



Antibiotic restores cell communication in brain areas damaged by Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research from the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC has found a way to partially restore brain cell communication around areas damaged by plaques associated with Alzheimer's...



Immune cells identified as the culprit linking hypertension and dementia

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for dementia and other disorders associated with cognitive decline.



Dementia risk greater for AF patients with use of blood-thinning drugs

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research finds patients who use anticoagulants - especially those with irregular heartbeat - may be at greater risk of developing dementia.



Sense of smell may predict Alzheimer's risk

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Using four tests to assess older adults' sense of smell, researchers were able to predict which individuals were at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.



Understanding psychological dimensions of dementia can improve care, says new British Psychological Society report

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

To help people live well with dementia we need a better understanding of its psychological impact, according to a new British Psychological Society report (BPS).



Probiotics may boost learning, memory for Alzheimer's patients

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers found people with Alzheimer's who consumed probiotics every day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive functioning.



Elucidating sex differences in Alzheimer's disease risk

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Study of memory function in early midlife period pinpoints changes linked with menopause.



Researchers reveal how neurodegenerative diseases spread through the brain

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Synapses, the place where brain cells contact one another, play a pivotal role in the transmission of toxic proteins.



Dementia diagnosis delayed by complex referral criteria

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Complex and time-consuming memory clinic referral criteria are contributing to delays in the diagnosis of dementia, according to a paper published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.



Women do have better memories than men, says study

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Women have better memories than men throughout life, even though their ability to recall dips at menopause. This study links memory function with hormones.



Alzheimer's disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling works in the brain and in the pancreas of diabetic...



Study challenges model of Alzheimer's disease progression

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder for which, despite years of research, there are no effective treatments or cures.