A test that uses images of cats and dogs may prove to be a quick and effective method of predicting which patients in early stages of Parkinson's disease will develop dementia.
A new study reports the locus coeruleus, an area of the brain essential for maintaining cognitive function, is vulnerable to toxins and infections. This brain area appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's.
Researchers have revealed a new, non-invasive, pre-clinical biomarker for Alzheimer's disease.
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Using neurons created from iPS cells derived from people with ALS, researchers develop a new drug which appears to halt the impact of the genetic mutations in some forms of ALS and dementia.
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According to researchers, a simple MRI brain scan could help diagnose people with a common cognitive disorder.
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A study that used postmortem brain tissue samples from Alzheimer's patients and mouse models found the hunger hormone ghrelin is linked to cognitive impairments and memory loss associated with the disease.
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Researchers use peanut butter as a new tool to diagnose early stage Alzheimer's disease.
Study reveals a new mechanism that appears to reverse the build-up of protein aggregates by refolding them, rather than removing them.
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Vacations may not just be an opportunity for recreation, they may also provide mental and overall health benefits.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that may explain how neurons falter during the earliest stages of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers say the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass, could be a predictor of cognitive function in older adults. Sarcopenic obesity could be used to predict risk factors for developing dementia, the study reports.
Researchers have identified nine risk factors during different stages in life that may increase a person's likelihood of developing dementia. At least 35% of dementia cases, researchers say, may be directly linked to these risk factors. By taking steps to reduce risks and by improving education, it is estimated that the incidence of dementia can be reduced by as much as 20%.