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Another Cause of Cognitive Decline

A genetic variation in some people may be associated with cognitive decline that can’t be explained by deposits of two key proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid β and tau, according to a study...

The Long Term Cognitive Effects of Estrogen Therapy in Older Trans Women

Estrogen therapy is commonly prescribed by physicians to transgender women who chose to undergo gender confirmation surgery(ies). Estrogens are a versatile group of hormones with a variety of roles in the human body, one...

Enhancing blood sugar control boosts brain health for type 2 diabetics

Controlling blood sugar levels improved the ability to clearly think, learn and remember among people with type 2 diabetes who were overweight, a new study shows. But losing weight, especially for people who were obese,...

Does Second X Chromosome Boost Women’s Resilience Against Alzheimer’s?

As a group, women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but once they have it, they cope better and live longer. A study published August 26 in Science Translational Medicine credits...

Cognitive super agers defy typical age-related decline in brainpower

Although it’s normal for brainpower to decline as people age, it’s not inevitable, studies show. Some people remain cognitively sharp into their 80s, 90s, and beyond, defying the common assumption that cognitive decline is a...

Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

The number of older people, including those living with dementia, is rising, as younger age mortality declines. However, the age-specific incidence of dementia has fallen in many countries, probably because of improvements in education, nutrition, health...

Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers believe game-changing test will be available to doctors in two years. A simple blood test may be able to tell you whether you have Alzheimer’s disease and, in some cases, it can detect the...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

At least one flu vaccination was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. More frequent flu vaccination was associated with another 13% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. Vaccination against pneumonia...

Exercise can reduce negative emotions during the coronavirus pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that roughly 45 minutes of vigorous exercise during the pandemic sufficiently reduced negative emotions in a sample of Chinese college students. Strict...

Menopause May Be Key Predictor of Alzheimer’s in Women

Alzheimer’s disease does discriminate when it comes to gender. Two-thirds of all cases are women, and in the past it was believed that this was because women tend to live longer than men. However, a...

Obesity linked to higher dementia risk

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of dementia up to 15 years later, finds a new UCL study suggesting that weight management could play a significant role in reducing risk. The findings, published in the International...

Why Some Older Adults Remember Better Than Others

Even among healthy people, a faltering memory is often an expected part of aging – but it’s not inevitable. “Some individuals exhibit remarkable maintenance of memory function throughout late adulthood, whereas others experience significant...

Link between heart health & brain health identified

In the 21st century, global health has seen a drastic shift in the incidence of diseases affecting the human population. In early 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the top 10 global...

Exercise Builds Brain Health

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that mapped...

Thinning Retinas Offer A Clue To Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The earlier we can diagnose Alzheimer’s, the better. This is why scientists are putting so much focus on the human eye. While the exact link between the eye and Alzheimer’s disease is still occluded,...

Aerobics may be a smart workout for your brain at any age

It’s never too late to lace up some sneakers and work up a sweat for brain health, according to a study published in the May 13, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the...

Dementia risk in middle-aged women who have surgically had their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed prior to menopause

More evidence that one of the reasons why more women than men might have Alzheimer’s disease is because of early life endocrine changes. Oophorectomy prior to menopause is associated with...

Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people

Stanford Medicine researchers have found a gene variant that protects carriers of another gene variant, ApoE4, from developing Alzheimer’s disease — the first demonstration of that beneficial effect. People with a gene variant that puts them at...

Tau Shows Promise as Achilles’ Heel for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has long been characterized primarily by the buildup of two proteins in the brain – beta-amyloid and tau. Decades of focus on beta-amyloid has failed to significantly help patients. So researchers are...

Maternal Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Advanced age is the most significant risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and having a parent with the disease is the second. It is estimated that individuals with a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)...

Researchers design proteins that can be utilized to combat Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers, led by NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Mazin Magzoub, has developed small proteins called cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) that prevent the aggregation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease....

Tau surpasses amyloid for predicting Alzheimer’s-associated neurodegeneration

Utilizing tau PET imaging, new research finds tau to be a more accurate indication for future neurodegeneration, highlighting its potential for precision medicine-based treatment approaches. Amyloid-β has long been the bane of every Alzheimer’s researcher. Often found in...

Ultrasound Therapy Improves the Memory of Alzheimer’s Patients

Brain stimulation therapies have emerged as viable tools to treat a variety of neurological and psychological disorders. They operate by activating or inactivating neural activity in specific regions of the brain and have...

Walking speed at age 45 linked to physical well-being, brain health

Walking speed at age 45 was associated not only with physical health but also with brain health in midlife and even early childhood, according to an NIA-supported study. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, suggest...

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