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Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Brain Pathology

Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Brain Pathology

Alzheimer's disease is increasingly becoming a burden in elderly patients, which is why new research into its causes is gaining priority. Now, new research links a history of concussions with Alzheimer's suggesting that a loss of consciousness could be associated with the build-up of plaques i... Read More


Study Shows Five Healthy Behaviors that Reduce Dementia Risk

Study Shows Five Healthy Behaviors that Reduce Dementia Risk

A 35-year UK study lists five lifestyle behaviors that have been found to lower the risk of cognitive decline, and researchers claim these healthy habits are more beneficial than medical treatments or preventative procedures. Published in the journal PLOS One, the study was led by Professor Pe... Read More


Vitamin D Deficiency May Damage the Brain

Vitamin D Deficiency May Damage the Brain

Vitamin D is known to play a crucial role in regulating bone health, but a new study led by University of Kentucky researchers indicates that deficiency of this vitamin may incur damage to the brain and other organs. Read More


Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Research has found that individuals with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could face an elevated risk for developing Alzheimer's when compared with those who have a mouth full of healthy teeth. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More


Parkinson's and Alzheimer's May be Warded Off by Exercise

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's May be Warded Off by Exercise

When investigators from the US treated non-exercising mice with a protein produced by exercising mice, they discovered it turned on genes that aid in preserving brain health and boosts the growth of new nerves in areas that are crucial for memory and learning. Read More


Alzheimer's and Cancer May Offer Protection from One Another

Alzheimer's and Cancer May Offer Protection from One Another

Alzheimer's patients have a reduced risk of developing cancer, while seniors already stricken with cancer face lower rates of Alzheimer's disease compared to cancer-free individuals of the same age. This is according to researchers from the National Research Council of Italy and reported in th... Read More


Brain Atrophy May Be Linked to Low Diastolic Blood Pressure

Brain Atrophy May Be Linked to Low Diastolic Blood Pressure

Brain atrophy in patients with arterial disease appears to be linked to low baseline diastolic blood pressure. Whenever there was declining levels of blood pressure over time for patients who had high baseline blood pressure, there was found to be less atrophy progression. This is according to... Read More


Memory and Thinking Capacity Preserved with Mediterranean Diet

Memory and Thinking Capacity Preserved with Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has been found to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities, according to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Athens, Greece. The study was reported in the journal Neurology. Read More


Alzheimer's Patients May See Memory Restored with Diabetes Drug

Alzheimer's Patients May See Memory Restored with Diabetes Drug

Canadian researchers have found a drug originally intended for diabetes treatment could restore memory in brain cells adversely impacted by Alzheimer's disease. In tests conducted on animal brain cells, they discovered that the diabetes drug AC253 restored memory to levels similar to those of ... Read More


Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Coffee Consumption Protects Against Alzheimer's

Consuming coffee through middle age can help ward off Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, reducing the risk of these disorders by up to 65 percent, a recent Finnish study has discovered. According to lead researcher and associate professor at University of Kuopio, Miia Kivipelto, this study... Read More


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