Newly discovered mutations linked to early onset dementia

Jan 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia. They found that adult-onset ALSP (Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and Pigmented glia), an ultra-rare condition, manifests initially with psychiatric and behavioral changes, followed by a rapid...

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Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer’s onset

Dec 15, 2020 by

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North American have found that anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease....

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Mid-life high blood pressure linked to increased brain damage later...

Dec 3, 2020 by

A new study published in European Heart Journal found a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure between heart beats) before age 50 and brain damage in later life (elderly). This is true even if the diastolic...

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Community noise may affect dementia risk

Nov 5, 2020 by

A new study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia supports emerging evidence suggesting that noise may influence individuals’ risk of developing dementia later in life....

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Brain damage from sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s looks identical...

Oct 26, 2020 by

A team of researchers at the School of Health and Biomedical sciences at RMIT University found multiple similarities between Alzheimer’s and sleep apnea in terms of brain damage. In both, plaques appear first in the same locations and spread...

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Socialization may slow cognitive decline

Oct 8, 2020 by

Researchers at Wake Forest conducted research on the impact of dance and socialization on brain function in older adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Although the study is ongoing, the team expects the results their seeing to continue, including...

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