Alzheimer’s disease & dementia

September 6, 2022
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Scientists diagnose Alzheimer’s disease by blood test

Figure1: The novel peripheral blood nerve-derived extracellular vesicle-related marker. Credit: NMDAR2A Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by a decline in cognitive function, memory loss, and in […]
June 20, 2022
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Single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain The research uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, […]
February 26, 2021
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New research finds exercise may help slow memory loss for people living with Alzheimer’s dementia

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. ASU Edson College of […]
February 24, 2021
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Uncovering the molecular mechanism behind synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, Pann-Ghill Suh (President)) announced that Dr. Kea Joo Lee and Dr. You-Na Jang of the Neural Circuits […]
January 22, 2021
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Keeping your brain sharp isn’t about working more puzzles

Mental decline is one of the most feared aspects of growing older. People will do just about anything to prevent it, from swallowing supplements touted as […]
January 6, 2021
A prognostic Alzheimer's disease blood test in the symptom-free stage thumbnail

A prognostic Alzheimer’s disease blood test in the symptom-free stage

Samples for the analysis with the immuno infrared sensor Credit: Prodi Using a blood test, a German-Dutch research team has predicted the risk of Alzheimer’s disease […]
December 15, 2020
Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms thumbnail

Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Apathy—a lack of interest or motivation—could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window […]
November 30, 2020
Older adults with dementia exhibit financial 'symptoms' up to six years before diagnosis thumbnail

Older adults with dementia exhibit financial ‘symptoms’ up to six years before diagnosis

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors […]
November 28, 2020
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More education may not protect against dementia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing […]
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