Researchers identified a novel brain network that includes the fronto-parietal networks and fusiform gyrus which helps with the encoding of visual mental imagery.
People who suffer cardiometabolic disorders, such as stroke, diabetes, or a heart attack, either as stand-alone conditions or a combination of the conditions, have an increased risk of developing dementia regardless of whether or not they have a genetic predisposition for neurodegeneration.
Gabapentin, a medication commonly prescribed to control seizure activity, may enhance stroke recovery and restore fine motor function, a new study reports.
People who suffer from a neurological or mental health condition are at increased risk of developing another disorder later in life. Parkinson's disease patients are four times more likely to develop dementia, and those with mental health disorders were also at greater risk of developing dementia later in life.
People who use illicit amphetamines are at a 5-fold higher risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports.
Cyclodextrin, an FDA-approved drug, reduced cholesterol accumulation from broken down brain cells and inflammation in animal models. The findings point to a potential new therapy to reduce dementia following a stroke.
People who drink between 4 - 6 cups of coffee or tea per day have a lower risk of stroke and dementia, researchers report. Drinking coffee alone, or in combination with tea, was associated with lower risk of post-stroke dementia.
People who consumed fish as a regular part of their diet had a lower risk of vascular brain disease, a condition that can lead to stroke or dementia.
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and depression and anxiety in adulthood.