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Brain Health: The Next Frontier in the Fight Against Dementia

October 7, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

There are differing views on the value of cognitive screening of older adults in a primary care setting. Many providers point to the lack of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s Dementia and related dementias (ADRD) as a reason to not universally […]


Innovation, Research

Schizophrenia may increase dementia risk by 2.5 times

October 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in […]


Innovation, Research

In surprise result, Alzheimer’s drug shows benefit in large trial

September 28, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

An experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug developed by Eisai and Biogen succeeded in a large Phase 3 trial, raising its chances for regulatory approval and boosting a long-running hypothesis about how to treat the most common cause of dementia. Trial results […]


Innovation, Research

Eating more ultra-processed foods associated with increased risk of dementia

July 27, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

People who eat the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of developing dementia than those who eat the lowest amounts, according to a new study. Researchers also found that replacing […]


Innovation, Research

Tracking daily movement patterns may one day help predict dementia

July 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Wearable movement-tracking devices may someday be useful in providing early warnings of cognitive decline among older adults, suggest new findings from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers analyzed data from ActiGraph activity monitors, which […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Research

Could a computer diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

July 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

It takes a lot of time — and money — to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. After running lengthy in-person neuropsychological exams, clinicians have to transcribe, review, and analyze every response in detail. But researchers at Boston University have developed a new […]


Innovation, Research

Thyroid problems linked to increased risk of dementia

July 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Older people with hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the July 6, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The […]


Innovation, Research

Social isolation is directly associated with later dementia

June 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Social isolation is directly linked with changes in the brain structures associated with memory, making it a clear risk factor for dementia, scientists have found. Setting out to investigate how social isolation and loneliness were related to later dementia, researchers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Washington University School of Medicine develops Alzheimer’s blood test

February 23, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, US, have developed a blood test that can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease accurately. The blood test showed 93% accuracy in identifying people at risk of Alzheimer’s dementia […]


Innovation, Research

Key brain mechanisms for organizing memories in time

February 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

In a scientific first, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered fundamental mechanisms by which the hippocampus region of the brain organizes memories into sequences and how this can be used to plan future behavior. The finding may […]


Innovation, Research

Dementia: How to prevent cognitive decline

January 20, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Physical activity, nutrition and cognitively stimulating activities are all known to be good ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. And older adults at risk can access a variety of lifestyle services to that end, including diet regimes and exercises […]


Innovation, Research

Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia

December 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since […]


Innovation, Research

Early accumulation of tau proteins in the brain more effective at predicting memory impairment

October 1, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have compared how well different Alzheimer’s biomarkers predict the progression of the disease and its effect on memory. They found that early accumulation of tau proteins in the brain as measured by PET scanner […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Detecting dementia in the blood

September 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

If the suspicion of Alzheimer’s disease creeps up, those affected must prepare themselves for lengthy and complex procedures until the case is clear. A team from Empa and the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen is now in the process of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Technology can play a key role in supporting people with dementia

September 9, 2021

Via: The Medical News

People living with dementia generally need more support from care providers than those without dementia. It’s therefore crucial for caregivers to understand how technology can help people living with dementia maintain their independence, stay safe and remain active. Smart solutions […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop deep-learning based method to predict onset of Alzheimer’s disease

September 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from Kaunas universities in Lithuania developed a deep learning-based method that can predict the possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease from brain images with an accuracy of over 99 percent. The method was developed while analyzing functional MRI images obtained […]


Innovation, Research

Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

August 10, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Beige is considered a calming paint color, and scientists have new evidence that beige fat has a similar impact on the brain, bringing down the inflammation associated with the more common white fat and providing protection from dementia. They have […]


Biomarker, Innovation

A study identified 15 novel biomarkers for diseases predisposing to dementia

August 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A study by an international research group identified 15 novel biomarkers that are linked to late-onset dementias. These biomarkers are proteins, which predict cognitive decline and subsequent increased risk of dementia already 20 years before the disease onset. The proteins […]


Innovation, Research

Study reveals new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia

June 10, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease. Led by the University of Exeter, the international collaboration combined and analysed data from […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists show a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people

December 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

This holiday season will be a lonely one for many people as social distancing due to COVID-19 continues, and it is important to understand how isolation affects our health. A new study shows a sort of signature in the brains […]