Researchers have identified a novel genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's disease. The researchers note the mutation is not found in the neurologically normal general population may indicate that variants of the ACMSD gene may increase Parkinson's risk.
People with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease can benefit significantly from a six-month aerobic training program. Aerobic exercise helps improve brain glucose metabolism and executive function, in addition to increasing cardiorespiratory fitness.
Embarking on a six-month aerobic exercise regime may help reduce cognitive decline for older adults living with Alzheimer's disease.
Moral emotions are significantly more impaired than emotions without moral content in those with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). By contrast, those with Alzheimer's disease exhibit similar performance in both moral and extra-moral emotions as healthy subjects. The findings provide a novel biomarker for the diagnosis of FTD.
A new study reports marijuana users have lower blood flow to the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning.
A new study reports trace amounts of lithium in drinking water may slow death rates in people with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers also discovered rates of obesity and diabetes are also lower in areas where lithium is present in the water supply.
A new study reports experiencing vital exhaustion, a symptom of psychological distress, during mid life may be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia later in life.
Researchers report mild cognitive impairment can be remotely detected with the help of a self administered brain training game.
According to researchers, exercising weekly can significantly slow the progress of Parkinson's disease over a two year period.
A new, non-invasive brain stimulation treatment shows promise in enhancing memories and cognitive function in those with Alzheimer's disease. Transcranial electromagnetic treatment (TEMT) increases functional connectivity within the cingulate cortex. TEMT is also able to penetrate the brain to break up amyloid-beta and tau deposits, slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease.