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Depression May Speed Up Brain Aging

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England. While previous research has shown that individuals with depression or anxiety have a...

Psychobiotics – Our gut and our brain connection might be stronger than we think

Ever had a ‘gut feeling’ about something? It turns out the connection between our gut and our brain might be stronger than we think. Research led by John F Cryan and Ted Dinan at APC Microbiome Ireland has...

Dementia – A Growing Health Concern for Indigenous People

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are a growing health concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Rates of ADRD are on the rise in Indigenous communities, and are higher among Indigenous individuals than non- Indigenous...

Too Young to Care

While millennials are often perceived as “selfish,” “entitled,” and “lazy” compared to other generations, there is a hidden group of individuals within this segment of the population that is far from these stereotypes – young...

3 New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A study analyzing the DNA of more than 300,000 individuals has uncovered three new genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Two of the genes are already targeted by drugs used to treat other conditions, paving...

DEMENTIA – A FINANCIAL & SOCIAL SINKHOLE

The world’s population is aging, and doing so rapidly. The number of individuals aged 60 years old and over is expected to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030 – from 901 million to 1.4...

Alzheimer’s Link Between APOE, Tau Stronger in Women

Women showed a stronger association between the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau levels than men, particularly if they were amyloid-positive, researchers reported. However, in the meta-analysis of 10 longitudinal studies...

Gait assessed with body-worn sensors may help detect onset of Alzheimer’s

Body-worn sensors used at home and in clinic by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect early disease and monitor progression of the illness. A pilot study involving Newcastle University,...

Be Kind to Yourself – Helpful Ways to Stress Less

Have you ever heard a dentist say, “only brush the teeth that you want to keep”? Well, you only have one brain, so the choice is clear – you are best to treat it with...

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A Western-style diet triggers changes in the brain that may predispose patients to Alzheimer’s disease decades before they show any sign of cognitive decline, according to new research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. In two studies,...

Diagnosis vs. Response – The Emotional Balancing Act of Alzheimer’s Disease

You have marked dates in your calendar, left yourself multiple lists all over your home, set reminders on your cellphone, but sometimes these actions are still not enough, and you are not the only one...

Balancing Act – When Work and Caregiving Collide

Worldwide, it is estimated that nearly 47 million people are living with dementia and this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050. Individuals with dementia...

AI – Spotting Changes in the Brain Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Emerge

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is challenging, time consuming, and costly. Currently, there is no single test, or series of tests, that can determine with 100% certainty whether an individual has developed AD. In fact, AD...

Coffee and Your Brain – Is It Worth A Second Cup?

Do you drink coffee? Or, maybe the better question is, should you drink coffee? Although the Coffee Association of Canada reports that coffee is the most popular beverage choice amongst adult Canadians over 16 (even...

Using fMRI to track Alzheimer’s treatments

A recent comprehensive review on the use of fMRI sought to evaluate the robustness and effectiveness of this approach for studying Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and is...

Managing difficult behavior caused by Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die, so the brain works less well over time. This changes how a person acts. This article prepared by the National Institute on Aging has suggestions that...

Music Sparks Regions of Brain Spared by Alzheimer’s

New research is looking into developing music-based treatments to help alleviate anxiety in dementia patients. “People with dementia are confronted by a world that is unfamiliar to them, which causes disorientation and anxiety,” said...

Dementia risk linked to some medicines – but don’t panic

A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson’s and bladder problems. University...

MIND OVER MATTER 6

Thanks to the ongoing support of Brain Canada, WBHI’s newest edition of MIND OVER MATTER has just been published. Loaded with interesting science-based articles, MIND OVER MATTER brings you the latest research findings and highlights the best ways to...

The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

In the next three minutes, three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Two of them will be women. There are 5.7 million Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. By 2050, there will...

The ‘Six Rs’ of behavioral management in Alzheimer’s

“The 36-Hour Day,” written by Nancy L. Pace and Dr. Peter V. Rabins, was first published in 1981 and includes the six R’s of behavioral management. The book is a comprehensive reference guide for those affected by...

Nasal Insulin as a Possible Alzheimer’s Treatment

The hormone insulin, administered via a nasal spray, is being investigated as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. While insulin is best known for its role in regulating blood sugar, it also is thought to...

ALZHEIMER’S DAMAGE COULD BE ERASED BY CHANGING STRUCTURE OF ONE PROTEIN

Scientists in California successfully changed a protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease into a more harmless form, allowing them to erase brain cell damage. The breakthrough is especially important because the research was not conducted on...

HOW TO SPOT – AND PREVENT – COGNITIVE DECLINE

When we look at the concerns people have about healthy aging, one of the areas that seems mysterious and often worrisome is brain health. This is particularly worrisome for women, because 70 per cent...