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Molecular markers may ID Alzheimer’s before clinical onset

For young adults with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease (AD), molecular markers can identify changes associated with the disease before clinical onset, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in JAMA Neurology. Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D., from Massachusetts...

RESEARCHERS SHOW WHICH FOODS PREVENT, PROMOTE DEMENTIA

Foods can determine whether someone will suffer from dementia in later years, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot. A large-scale international study that...

Gender Gap in Caregiving

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is not an easy task. Caregiving is a long-term endeavour that is mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially demanding, and is a role that...

Women fare worse than men after a stroke

Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren’t completely clear, researchers say. On average, female stroke survivors reported more limitations in their day-to-day activities than male survivors did,...

Global Cognitive Assessment and Training Market

Technavio market research analysts forecast the global cognitive assessment and training market to grow at a CAGR of above 32% during the forecast period, 2018-2022, according to their latest report. This market research report segments the global...

Redefined Alzheimer’s biology has implications for drug design

Despite the 25-year focus on the build-up in brain tissues of one protein, amyloid beta, as the purported origin of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a new study argues that it is likely triggered instead by the...

First Steps to Better Brain Health

It is well established by medical research that walking is good for your physical health. From heart disease and diabetes, to asthma and arthritis, a moderate amount of walking on a regular basis has been...

How the “Western Diet” Affects Your Brain

“You are what you eat” has become such a common refrain that it has nearly lost its potency. However, be careful about disregarding these established words of wisdom. From heart disease and diabetes to obesity...

Lithium in drinking water could protect against dementia

People exposed to higher levels of lithium in their drinking water are at a reduced risk of dementia, according to a large study published today (Wednesday 23 August 2017) in JAMA Psychiatry. The Danish study combined data...

Brain Health Benefits of Red Wine

While the benefits of red wine are well documented when it comes to the heart, a new study has revealed that a glass or two of red is also good for the brain. Consumed in...

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Stress At Work

On Tuesday March 27, join Women’s Brain Health Initiative’s Young Person’s Cabinet for Engaging Millennial Minds – Stress At Work – Learning To Leave It Behind. Everyone who has ever held a job has, at...

Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer’s proteins

Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work, published in the journal Nature, is an important step towards a blood...

Something’s not right. Now what?

You’re going about your day to day when you start to notice something’s not right. Maybe this is the third time you’ve forgotten an appointment. Maybe you’ve realized you haven’t paid your credit...

The Effects Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy On The Brain

Imaging provides a window into brain changes due to dementia decades before someone begins to show clinical symptoms of...

Women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease

Women urgently need to catch up to men in Canada’s health-care system because they are suffering and dying unnecessarily from heart disease, according to a new report. Heart & Stroke released a report titled “Ms. Understood” on Thursday that describes how women are...

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s

  In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune...

Tips for keeping your home safer for a person with Alzheimer’s

Some of us are “caregivers” — or we’re going to be. Some of us recognize that word and some of us don’t. So I’ll provide Mark’s Standard Definition – A caregiver is somebody...

MIND diet may slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors

A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented on Jan. 25, at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference...

Working before and after stroke is good for brain health

Keep working during old age for good health as a study has recently suggested that stroke patients who are employed prior to and after suffering strokes are more likely to have healthier minds than unemployed adults. The...

Why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease than men?

According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, 72% of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Is that because of their biological sex at birth? Does it have to do with the fact that...

How to Be Your Own Medical Advocate

When the average person goes to the doctor, shows up at the ER, or enters the hospital, the possibility of controlling what happens next is minimal. We put ourselves...

Alzheimer’s protein may spread like an infection

For the first time, scientists have produced evidence in living humans that the protein tau, which mars the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, spreads from neuron to neuron. Although such movement wasn’t directly observed, the finding...

Further evidence shows education reduces risk of Alzheimer’s

New research from Cambridge University, supported by European Union funding, has added weight to the theory that education protects against Alzheimer’s disease. The study, just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’, confirms there is a link between education and...

Increased Midlife Triglyceride Levels Predictive of Alzheimer Disease Pathology

Increased triglyceride levels at midlife are predictive of the presence of β-amyloid (Aβ) and tau pathologies 20 years later in cognitively healthy individuals, according to the results of a recent longitudinal cohort study published...