Phone conversations may aid early detection of Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 2021 by

Researchers used machine learning to develop models that use the acoustic features of a person’s conversations to identify whether they may have early Alzheimer’s. The models might eventually translate into smartphone apps or online solutions to help identify the...

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Reduced cholesterol breakdown may accelerate dementia in men

Jul 27, 2021 by

Researchers at the National Institute on Aging found a link between low serum levels of oxysterols and he progression of dementia in men, but not women. The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine....

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Non-invasive potential treatment for Alzheimer’s

Jul 13, 2021 by

Research on mice at Queensland Brain Institute’s Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research showed that low-intensity ultrasound effectively restored cognition without opening the blood-brain barrier....

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AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains

Jul 8, 2021 by

A new development published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence includes a breakthrough from artificial intelligence-based brain age prediction model that quantifies deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in people with mild cognitive impairment. The model may help with early detection...

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Microscopic metals in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain

Jul 1, 2021 by

In a collaboration of three universities, scientists have discovered tiny deposits of elemental, uncharged iron and copper in postmortem brains samples from two people who had Alzheimer’s disease. These highly reactive particles of metals appear to be stabilized within...

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Making music helps thinking and memory in older adults

Jun 24, 2021 by

A new meta-analysis of earlier research found that music may be of benefit to older adults with cognitive decline. In addition, studies found that both listening to and active participation in music may help thinking and memory in older...

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Healthy hearts may mean better cognitive abilities

Jun 22, 2021 by

A new study of more than 29,000 people living in the United Kingdom found that those with a healthy heart structure and function performed significantly better in cognitive ability tests than those with a less healthy heart structure and...

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