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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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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Brain Training With Neurofeedback Strengthens the Brain

Jun 10, 2019 by

A new study published in Neuroimage found that less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback can strengthen neural connections and communication between brain regions....

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Most Older Adults Don’t Ask How to Prevent Dementia

Jun 8, 2019 by

Even though most older adults expect to lose brain power, a new national poll finds that many may miss out on effective strategies to fight dementia. While many take supplements or do puzzles to try to stave off brain...

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Sudokus and Crosswords Sharpen the Brain for Adults 50 and Over...

Jun 6, 2019 by

Research on more than 19,000 participants found that the more regularly adults 50 and over did Sudoku and crosswords, the better than brain function. The results were published in two linked papers in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry....

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World Health Organization Offers 12 Risk Factors for Dementia...

May 28, 2019 by

The World Health Organization has published prevention guidelines that evaluate 12 risk factors for dementia, as well as advice on how to address these concerns....

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