Frontotemporal dementia affects moral emotions

Jul 14, 2019 by

New research indicates that there may be a marker and new testing tool to help distinguishing frontotemporal dementia (FTD) from Alzheimer’s. The study found that while FTD impairs moral emotions more than non-moral ones, people with Alzheimer’s show no...

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High blood pressure drug may slow Alzheimer’s

Jul 10, 2019 by

New research indicates that a drug called nilvadipine, which is regularly used to treat high blood pressure, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing the amount of blood that flows to the brain....

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Women better at remembering words and faces

Jul 6, 2019 by

Research of more than 1.2 million people found that women may have a slightly better episodic memory. These are the types of memories related to personally experienced events. Part of this appears to be become women are often better...

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New research links dopamine levels and ADHD

Jul 2, 2019 by

Research indicates that children and adults with ADHD may have higher concentration of dopamine transporters, which remove dopamine from brain cells. With extra transporters present in one region of the brain, they remove the dopamine too quickly, giving it...

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Atrial fibrillation may increase risk of dementia by 50%

Jun 30, 2019 by

Even for people who didn’t have a stroke, it appears that atrial fibrillation (when the heart beats irregularly) raises the risk of dementia by up to 50%. The good news is that anticoagulants may reduce this risk....

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How technology is affecting our brains

Jun 27, 2019 by

Researchers from five universities around the globe looked at the effects the online world is having on human brains. They found that doing multiple things online did not improve people’s ability to multitask elsewhere. They also found that being...

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