People who suffer cardiometabolic disorders, such as stroke, diabetes, or a heart attack, either as stand-alone conditions or a combination of the conditions, have an increased risk of developing dementia regardless of whether or not they have a genetic predisposition for neurodegeneration.
The prevalence of brain changes associated with LATE, a form of dementia first identified in 2019, may be as high as 40% in older adults and 50% in those with Alzheimer's disease.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle or adopting minor lifestyle changes helps reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially for those from a lower socioeconomic background.
Researchers found an association between low vitamin D levels and reduced brain volume. Lower vitamin D was also linked to an increased risk of stroke and dementia. Up to 17% of dementia cases could be prevented by increasing vitamin D.
Willingness in older people to give more money away appears to correlate with cognitive decline associated with dementia. The findings may explain why many older adults could be more prone to financial exploitation.
A neuroimaging-based machine learning algorithm can detect Alzheimer's in the brain with 98% accuracy. The system is also 79% accurate at determining which stage of Alzheimer's disease a patient has.
A smaller version of the amyloid-beta protein, AB 1-40, builds up on the wall of small arteries and reduces blood flow to the brain, a new study reports.
Study reveals the role of the urea cycle in the brain and explores the dual nature of astrocytes in the brains of those with Alzheimer's pathology.
Older adults who received at least one flu vaccination were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of a four year follow up than their peers who did not receive a vaccine.