LATE, a form of dementia that appears in the oldest-old is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, but the brain pathology is very different. The protein TDP-43 appears to play a significant role in the development of LATE. The neurodegenerative disease may progress more gradually than Alzheimer's, but when combined with Alzheimer's disease (a common combination), appears to cause a more rapid decline than either would alone.
A new study outlines and defines sex differences in outcomes of tailored Alzheimer's disease clinical interventions.
Lifestyle may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function and future dementia risks, a new study reports.
In the case of dementia, it might not be what you eat, but more of what combination of foods you eat, which increases your risk of developing the neurodegenerative disorder. Researchers found those whose diets consisted mostly of highly-processed meats, starchy foods, and sugary snacks were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life that those who consumed healthier foods.
Researchers have implicated TOMM40, a gene adjacent to APOE on chromosome 19, in the development of Alzheimer's disease. TOMM40, researchers report, plays a significant role in the decline of verbal learning after the age of 60.
A drop of testosterone under the tongue allowed women to better orient themselves in navigational tests, a new study reports.
Study reveals those with frontotemporal dementia have greater white matter hyperintensity than those with other forms of dementia. The amount of white matter hyperintensity was associated with the severity of FTD symptoms.
Whole blood exchange effectively decreases the formation of amyloid beta in the brains of mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.