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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Increasing sleep after trauma may help improve memory and learning...

Nov 19, 2020 by

A new study from Washington State University has found that increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may easy any negative consequences. The research builds a case for sleep therapeutics following trauma—especially for military...

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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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New smartphone tool could diagnose stroke

Oct 29, 2020 by

Researchers from Penn State and Houston Methodist Hospital have created a tool that can diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patients’ speech ability and facial muscular movements. It’s all done within minutes and reportedly has the same...

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