cognitive decline

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How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, have greater pupil dilation when taking cognitive tests than their cognitively normal peers. Task-evoked pupillary response may be a cost-effective, and low invasive screening test for those at genetic risk for Alzheimer's before the symptoms of the disease take hold. ... Read More...
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Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline and perceived stress

Poor oral health has been linked to cognitive decline and increased symptoms of stress. Stress increases symptoms of dry mouth, which can lead to poor overall oral health. Those with tooth related symptoms, such as toothaches and cavities, are more likely to experience declines in cognition and episodic memory.... Read More...
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As plaque deposits increase in the aging brain, money management falters

Older adults who experience problems completing simple financial tasks, such as calculating their change, may be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Problems with financial management have often been associated with later stage dementia. A new study reveals this could be one of the earliest signs of dementia and may be correlated with a build-up of amyloid plaque deposits.... Read More...
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Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in male mice

Study reports specific gut bacteria can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease. In mouse models, long term antibiotic treatment reduced inflammation and the formation of amyloid plaques. However, the reduction was only seen in males. Additionally, the antibiotic treatment altered the activation of microglia in the male mouse models.... Read More...