People diagnosed with Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment had weaker gamma wave activation in their brains than their peers without the neurodegenerative disorders.
A new algorithm that combines naturalistic driving data with machine learning is 88% accurate at predicting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults.
Following the Mediterranean ketogenic diet can help modulate unique fungi found in the gut of those with mild cognitive impairment.
Study reports success in treating cognitive decline and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease with the aid of personalized precision medicine.
22% of study participants with severe gum disease developed dementia, and 23% diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment suffered extreme tooth loss. Only 14% of those with healthy gums were later diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings add further evidence for the link between dental hygiene and dementia.
Certain personality traits could increase the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a new study reports. Openness was associated with a 6% reduced risk of developing a pre-dementia condition, while those who scored higher for neuroticism had a 6% increased risk of MCI.
Contrary to popular belief, taking a low-dose of aspirin daily does not reduce the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers found no difference between older people who took aspirin and those who took a placebo in the risk of developing MCI, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.
Amyloid accumulation occurs faster in those who have objectively-defined cognitive difficulties than older people who are considered to be cognitively normal. Mild cognitive impairment is also associated with faster hippocampal and entorhinal cortex atrophy.
Subtle changes in thinking and memory may appear before, or in conjunction with, the development of amyloid plaques.