Researchers report that a new imaging technique has found some people with hypertension also have signs of early brain damage.
Based on data from COVID-19 patients from Wuhan, China, that died as a result of the infection, researchers have identified many symptom commonalities the patients shared.
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%.
Two new studies from researchers at USC provide fresh insight into Alzheimer's risks. Researchers say attending college can stave off dementia and help retain memories in old age. Additionally, researchers report reducing diabetes and hypertension after 50 could increase longevity in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers report people who reported hypertension onset during their 80's were 42 percent less likely to develop dementia after the age of 90 than those with no history of high blood pressure.
A diet that helps lower the risks of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent has been ranked the easiest to follow and second best overall diet for 2016.
None of the 41 most commonly prescribed blood pressure medications increases the risk of depression. Nine medications that lower blood pressure were found to significantly lower depression risks.
A new study reports midlife vascular risk factors are associated with elevated levels of amyloid beta in later life.