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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...

Does Sex and Gender in Alzheimer’s Matter?

In the past eight years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010), the European Commission (2014), and more recently the National Institutes of Health (2015), have announced policies requiring basic and clinical researchers to integrate sex as...

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...

Severity of Alzheimer’s Can Vary by Season

The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer’s disease changes depending on the season, researchers report. These patients are better in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to the analysis of data...

An Evening With Tom Ford

Tom Ford is generously hosting an exclusive customer appreciation event at his Madison Avenue flagship location in NYC the evening of October 30, 2018. A percentage of proceeds from sales support the research and education...

Do’s and don’ts of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is increasing worldwide, and longer life expectancy is contributing to the rapid increase in the numbers and prevalence of chronic diseases such as dementia. During September we celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month,...

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...

MIND MATTERS – Women, Technology & Caregiving

In 2012, almost one-third of the Canadian population provided care to family members or friends with long-term health conditions, primarily those linked to aging/frailty and forms of dementia. This number will only increase, placing more and...

Stroke doubles dementia risk, according to a large-scale study

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analysed data...

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine on individuals and society, researchers need to examine and address how the disease differs between women and men, according to a report from the Society...

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...

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain...

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...

Sitting For Long Periods Can Reduce Blood Flow To The Brain

Sitting behind a desk all day and struggling to concentrate come 3pm? New research has found that staying sedentary can slow the flow of blood to our brains, which can have short-term effects on...

Looking for an earlier sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Recent research suggests that the brain changes leading to Alzheimer’s disease begin many years before the onset of symptoms. Most often the disease is not diagnosed until it exists in full force, so finding earlier changes in...

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...

Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. The condition, known as orthostatic hypotension, is...