Microglia May Offer New Alzheimer’s Target Treatment

Oct 24, 2019 by

Researchers studying mice have a new theory about Alzheimer’s: that microglia (a type of brain immune cell) drives the tissue damage that is linked to tau clumping. These findings might offer a new approach to delaying the dementia that’s...

read more

Fluctuating blood pressure may hasten cognitive decline

Oct 22, 2019 by

A team of scientists from the NILVAD study group looked at data from a variety of European research institutions and found that fluctuations in blood pressure correlate with a faster rate of cognitive decline among people with Alzheimer’s....

read more

Alexithymia may be linked to hyperactivity and impulsivity

Oct 18, 2019 by

Although it sounds like a mental health disorder, alexithymia is simply a term used to describe difficulty identifying and expressing emotions. Although a study from 2013 found a link between alexithymia and ADHD, the correlation only applied to children...

read more

Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline in elderly

Oct 16, 2019 by

Two studies from Rutgers University looked at perceived stress and cognitive decline. They found that perceived stress may hurt oral health. This, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline, especially among the elderly. Both of the research papers from...

read more

Wearable devices reduces memory loss in Alzheimer’s

Oct 11, 2019 by

Scientists with medical device company NeuroEM Therapeutics have designed a wearable device that improves memory loss. Although the study of the device was small—only eight people—the device, which emits electromagnetic impulses—significantly improved memory loss in seven of the volunteers...

read more

Exercise improves cognitive function

Oct 9, 2019 by

A new study published in Scientific Reports has found a correlation between exercise and improved cognitive performance. The research also indicates that this boost in brain power is linked to white matter integrity....

read more