Hippocampal neurogenesis continues to occur well into old age, and in those with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found evidence of neurogenesis in people up to the age of 99. While neurogenesis continues to occur in those with Alzheimer's disease, it is significantly reduced compared to those who have normal cognitive function.
People with mild cognitive impairment who had positive biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in their cerebrospinal fluid performed worse on virtual reality navigation tasks. Virtual reality which incorporates navigational tasks could prove a helpful tool in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease for those at risk.
PET imaging that helps detect dementia-related amyloid plaques significantly influences the clinical management of patients, a new study reports.
Seniors who eat more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms per week have reduced odds of developing mild cognitive impairment.
Researchers report they have identified biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in spinal fluid samples of a significant number of older patients hospitalized as a result of hip fractures. The study suggests neural alterations that lead to poor balance in older people may signify an increased risk of falls that result in hip fractures, and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers suggest the hip fracture, therefore, may serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's in older patients.
Exercise is associated with improved brain function and a decrease in cerebral blood flow in older people with mild cognitive impairment, a new study reports.
A new study reports those who experience lung disease and problems with lung function during middle age are at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
Study reports 34% of men who consumed more leafy vegetables, and 47% who regularly drank orange juice were less likely to develop poor cognitive skills than those who did not.
A new study, which involved a small sample of former professional athletes, found no evidence of early onset dementia.