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Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Daily Aspirin May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

A new Australian study finds that, contrary to popular belief, taking low-dose aspirin once a day does not appear to lower the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by...
Curious Nonconformists May Have Less Risk of Alzheimer’s

Curious Nonconformists May Have Less Risk of Alzheimer’s

Swiss researchers are leading an effort to ascertain if personality or nonbiological factors may influence the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE)
Walking, Gardening, Swimming, Dancing Can Slow Brain Aging

Walking, Gardening, Swimming, Dancing Can Slow Brain Aging

Older people who regularly walk, garden, swim, or dance may have bigger brains than their inactive peers, according to a preliminary study. Researchers say the exercise may slow brain aging...
Low-Carb Diet May Prevent or Even Reverse Brain Aging

Low-Carb Diet May Prevent or Even Reverse Brain Aging

A new neuroimaging study has found some good news and bad news about brain aging. First the bad news: Neurobiological changes associated with aging can be seen at a much...
Grandma with Alzheimers Defeats Rude Karen

Grandma with Alzheimers Defeats Rude Karen

Experiencing your loved ones deal with aging is emotional and difficult, to put it lightly. But the moments of clarity when your grandma can sling a hardcore diss at a rude Karen are the kind of stuff

Biogen is doubling down on Alzheimer’s with a massive gene therapy deal

Biogen is handing over a staggering $350 million in cash for a partnership with Sangamo Therapeutics. The deal will leverage gene therapy to develop Alzheimer's and Parkinson's drugs.
Alzheimer's Society 'paid out £750,000' to staff amid bullying claims

Alzheimer's Society 'paid out £750,000' to staff amid bullying claims

Exclusive: Charity could be accused of using NDAs to silence staff, whistleblower allegesThe country’s largest dementia charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, has been accused of spending as much as
Bilingualism Can Delay Early Dementia Symptoms, But May Mean Faster Decline After Diagnosis

Bilingualism Can Delay Early Dementia Symptoms, But May Mean Faster Decline After Diagnosis

A new study provides new evidence that bilingualism can delay early symptoms of dementia. However, researchers at York University in Canada also found that once diagnosed, the decline to full-blown...
New Study: Non-invasive Test Predicts Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

New Study: Non-invasive Test Predicts Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

New research suggests advances in technology now allow software to predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from information obtained during routine physician
Why Would Taller Young Men Have Less Risk of Dementia?

Why Would Taller Young Men Have Less Risk of Dementia?

Young men who are taller than average may have a lower risk of dementia in old age, according to a new Danish study published in eLife. The findings suggest the...
Aerobics May Enhance Executive Function In Those At Risk for Alzheimer’s

Aerobics May Enhance Executive Function In Those At Risk for Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers found that high risk subjects who took up aerobic exercise improved brain glucose metabolism and executive functioning, the higher-order thinking abilities such as planning
Antioxidant in Fruits, Vegetables, Tea Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

Antioxidant in Fruits, Vegetables, Tea Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that people who eat more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables, as well as tea, may be...
Living Near Major Roads And Their Polluted Air Tied to Parkinson’s, Dementia

Living Near Major Roads And Their Polluted Air Tied to Parkinson’s, Dementia

People living near major roads or highways may be at greater risk of developing neurological disorders, such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease, but green spaces may help reduce this risk,...
A biotech startup thinks its idea could cure dementia—but scientists have their doubts

A biotech startup thinks its idea could cure dementia—but scientists have their doubts

Telocyte, a Michigan-based startup, believes that an enzyme associated with cellular aging could stop neurodegeneration.
Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

New research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that cardiorespiratory exercise such as fast walking, running, biking or any activity that elevates heart rate, is linked to an increase in
The cost of aging comfortably

The cost of aging comfortably

The state of senior living is less depressing than you might imagine—for those who can afford it.
Tau Protein Tangles May Predict Sites of Brain Degeneration in Alzheimer’s

Tau Protein Tangles May Predict Sites of Brain Degeneration in Alzheimer’s

Brain imaging of tau-protein “tangles” predicts the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients a year or more in advance, according to a new study. In contrast, the location...
Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research on Alzheimer’s disease suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid protein plaques detected in the brain. The