Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging

Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging Diabetes, traffic-related air pollution, and the frequency of alcohol consumption are the most harmful risk factors for dementia, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. An international team of researchers analyzed how certain modifiable risk factors for dementia affect regions in the brain that are already … Continue reading “Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging”

Top Dementia Doctor Opens Up About What He Did when His Mother Was Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Top Dementia Doctor Opens Up About What He Did when His Mother Was Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Peter Garrard had been a consultant neurologist in London, England, for 12 years by the time his 78-year-old mother, Sheila, started showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Garrard said he noticed his mother was not picking up on “subtle aural … Continue reading “Top Dementia Doctor Opens Up About What He Did when His Mother Was Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s”

Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests

Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests A recent study found an innovative smartphone application (app) to be highly accurate in detecting a rare form of dementia. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that the app can identify frontotemporal dementia (FTD) before symptoms appear in people at high … Continue reading “Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests”

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It? If scientists can develop effective new vaccines for COVID-19, a previously unknown virus that began spreading around the world only four years ago, why is there still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating disease that was first described over 100 years ago? Donald Weaver, … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It?”

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk When doctors talk to older adults about their health, one topic may center around the importance of having “good” cholesterol.” A recent study, however, has added another layer to the discussion after finding that having either high or low levels of “good” cholesterol slightly increases the risk of … Continue reading “How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk”

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info An international research team has identified a new and rare genetic variant that may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for decades. Led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the team discovered while studying families in Colombia that carry a gene known to cause … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info”

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes

Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes The Mediterranean diet has been ranked as one of the best diets in the world because of the many healthy foods involved in the plan. Studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, or MedDiet for short, helps to lower risk factors for heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and other … Continue reading “Mediterranean Diet May Protect More Against Diabetes”

Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition

Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition Scientists worldwide have been researching methods that could determine whether someone will be at risk of dementia in the future. Now, a team of investigators based in the United Kingdom (UK) have created a risk assessment score that can predict whether a person will develop the … Continue reading “Dementia Risk Study Finds 11 Key Factors Behind Condition”

Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms There could soon be another Alzheimer’s treatment available now that an experimental drug was shown to modestly slow down the disease in people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Donanemab delayed the progression of Alzheimer’s by roughly 35 percent in a clinical trial involving more than 1,700 patients, according … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Drug Appears to Slow Symptoms”

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests

Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples, and Berries, Study Suggests Results of a recent study show that with every sip of green tea and every bite of apples and berries, older adults may be protecting themselves against age-related memory loss. Researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard found that study … Continue reading “Age-Related Memory Loss Could Be Averted With Tea, Apples and Berries, Study Suggests”