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Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology improves the ability of brain imaging to predict Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is extremely important, as treatments and interventions are more...

Substance Use & Abuse on Brain Health

Substance abuse is commonly considered a problem that affects younger adults, but research has shown that substance use, abuse, and addiction are not limited to a specific age. Historically, older adults have not demonstrated high...

Link between what we see and how we remember ‘breaks’ as we get older

Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute...

Diabetes medicine might reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s patients who take diabetes drugs show considerably fewer markers of the disease according to a new study looking at how to treat the neurodegenerative condition. The study, carried out by researchers at Mount...

The Heart of the Matter – Heart, Stroke, & Alzheimer’s Impact on Women

Many women may not realize that heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of premature death for women in Canada. In fact, heart disease and stroke kill 31,000 women in Canada annually, according to...

Half of Women Found to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinson’s

One in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop dementia, stroke, or parkinsonism during their lifetime, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Silvan Licher, from...

Sex, Gender and Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide and is primarily attributed to increasing longevity, especially in Western countries. While Alzheimer’s affects both men and women, it is far more common in...

Measuring major brain antioxidant levels to monitor Alzheimer’s progression

In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer’s patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects...

AI could predict cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s

A team of scientists has successfully trained a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Mallar Chakravarty, a computational neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute,...

A new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases

They cleansed the rodents of retired cells. Over...

Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection

Diagnosis of dementia is made via cognitive function tests such as the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and medical imaging systems at hospitals, a fairly large system for the purpose. As the population ages, an increasing number of...

Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Two strains of human herpesvirus—human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7)—are found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer’s, according to...

Spatial tests could reveal early sign of Alzheimer’s

Simple tests of spatial awareness could allow clinicians to spot early indications of Alzheimer’s disease, Nobel Prize winner Prof John O’Keefe told the Schrödinger at 75 conference. Early detection was critical for treating...

Liver disease drug could help restore cells damaged by Alzheimer’s

A drug which has been used to treat liver disease for decades could help to restore cells damaged by Alzheimer’s, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found. The pioneering study, funded...

Osteoporosis may increase dementia risk

Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women across the world. In recent decades, several authors have analyzed the impact of osteoporosis on the risk of cognitive decline. The goal of a recent study was to investigate...

Estrogen’s Brain Benefits are Tied to a Women’s Age

The story of estrogen and Alzheimer’s disease is one of controversy. Epidemiological studies consistently suggest the hormone protects the brain, but the landmark Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) found that hormone replacement therapy...

Brain Damage from Cardiovascular Disease Starts Earlier Than You Think

Scientists agree that midlife cardiovascular risk factors portend late-life dementia. But exactly when in midlife? Two separate, but complementary, studies presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, held July 22–26 in Chicago, come down...

How well you remember past events may be early predictor of Alzheimer’s

Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help medical professionals make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. Researchers administered...

Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer’s

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer’s disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Monday [August 20, 2018]...

Impact of osteoporosis on the risk of dementia

Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women globally. In Germany the occurrence of this disease amongst individuals aged above 50 years is roughly 15%. This current study had the goal of investigating the impact of osteoporosis...

Why some people with brain markers of Alzheimer’s have no dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) never develop the classic dementia that others do. The results showed that resilient individuals had a unique synaptic protein signature that...

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors

Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 357,000 dialysis patients aged 66 and older and...

Crucial Link Between Eye Disease And Alzheimer’s

As scientists continue to try understand Alzheimer’s and how it might be cured, new research has uncovered an intriguing link between the condition and some degenerative eye diseases, including glaucoma. While it’s much too...

How the Menstrual Cycle Changes Women’s Brains – For the Better

Right after a period, women have better spatial awareness. Three weeks after, verbal skills peak. It turns out the monthly cycle does change the brain – but not in the ways you think. In the...

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