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Dementia Spreads via Connected Brain Networks


In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy…
Monthly Phone Check-In May Mean Less Depression for Families of Patients with Dementia

October 1, 2019

A monthly, 40-minute phone call from a non-clinical professional may suppress or reverse the trajectory of depression so…
Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia

September 17, 2019

Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is…
Calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s

September 12, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying…
Hearing Aids Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia, Depression and Falls, Study Finds

September 6, 2019

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being…
Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 4, 2019

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, often afflicts patients with negative moods: confusion, anger, sadness or apathy. Negative emotions also…
Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

August 23, 2019

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive…
Elevated blood pressure in your 30’s could lead to brain damage later in life

August 22, 2019

As you age your blood pressure is likely to change. That is a normal part of life, which…
Alzheimer’s Disease Destroys Neurons that Keep Us Awake

August 13, 2019

Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease…
An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer’s disease

August 13, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in…
Super-resolution microscopy sheds light on dementia

August 12, 2019

University of Queensland researchers have used super-resolution microscopy to observe key molecules at work inside living brain cells, further…
Dancin’ to the Music: More than Just Exercise

August 7, 2019

“Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory… it brings back the feeling of life when…
Most Seniors with Dementia Live at Home, Despite Pain, Anxiety, Poor Health

August 7, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, most older Americans with advancing dementia remain in their own homes — many until…
Scientists used super-resolution microscopy to take a closer look at the components of dementia

August 2, 2019

Invisible illness – this is how various mental conditions are sometimes described. For example, you cannot really see…
Eisai Presents Research Evaluating Correlation of Highly-Precisely Measured Amyloid Beta in Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid

July 18, 2019

Eisai Co.,Ltd. announced its latest research on evaluation about correlation of amyloid beta (Abeta) in plasma and in…
HIIT is great at reducing the risk of age-related dementia

July 16, 2019

Dementia is a daunting condition, which is in the cards for many. It is caused by a variety…
Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

July 16, 2019

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The…
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) may prevent cognitive decline

July 15, 2019

High intensity interval training (HIIT) may be doing more than just keeping you fit and strong – it…
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia

July 12, 2019

For patients with prostate cancer, treating the disease with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is linked to a higher…
Moments of Clarity, Glimmers of Hope

July 2, 2019

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events…
Mediterranean-style diet has a lot of benefits, but does it help preventing dementia?

June 30, 2019

The risk of dementia depends on many factors. However, most of us are most likely to experience its…
Parkinson‘s Disease may have its Origins in the Gut, New Study Suggests

June 28, 2019

According to a series of experiments performed on mice at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that the neuro-toxic protein…
UVA Engineers seeking to help caregivers of dementia patients through new technology

June 25, 2019

More than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for at home by family…
Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

June 22, 2019

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s…
Scientists uncovered the mechanism, responsible for reduced blood flow in Alzheimer’s brains

June 22, 2019

The way energy is distributed throughout the body is by blood. It provides oxygen and nutrients to different…
New toolkit guides health-care professionals to assess dementia in a new way

June 20, 2019

University of Alberta-led research is revolutionizing the way health professionals assess the decision-making capacity of seniors in Edmonton…
Excessive Napping Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men

June 20, 2019

Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a…
Life isn’t over: how best to communicate with people living with dementia

May 31, 2019

When Sandie Read was diagnosed with dementia at 57, she felt a mixture of fear, anxiety and depression.…
Testosterone The Key To Unlocking Better Overall Health

May 22, 2019

Recent studies suggest that long-term sufferers of Cachexia may be in for some much needed good news. Experienced…
Detecting Dementia’s Damaging Effects Before It is Too Late

May 16, 2019

By studying a rare form of dementia, researchers might have found a way to detect neurodegeneration before brain…
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