Neurodegenerative Diseases

Exposure to Traffic-Related Pollution May Increase Dementia Risk

Exposure to Traffic-Related Pollution May Increase Dementia Risk

The investigators believe the association is related to exposure to pollutants from cars and roads.

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Continued Warfarin Therapy Helps Prevent Stroke After Dementia Dx

Warfarin protected against ischemic stroke, major bleeding, and all-cause mortality in patients who continued to take the drug after dementia diagnosis.

New Evidence: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Health in Elderly

New Evidence: Mediterranean Diet Boosts Brain Health in Elderly

Overall brain volume, gray matter, and cortical thickness benefited from a Mediterranean diet.

Dementia Drug May Elevate Risk for Pneumonia

Dementia Drug May Elevate Risk for Pneumonia

Memantine therapy may put users at greater risk of developing pneumonia.

 Alzheimer's Pathologies in Synucleinopathies Indicates Dementia Course

Alzheimer's Pathologies in Synucleinopathies Indicates Dementia Course

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Increasing severity of AD pathology inversely correlated to decreases in time from motor symptoms to dementia onset and death.

Estradiol Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Vascular Dementia

Estradiol Hormone Therapy May Reduce Mortality in Vascular Dementia

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Hormone therapy may reduce risk for death from vascular dementia in older women.

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Beta-Blockers May Impact Quality of Life in Dementia Patients

Patients experienced a 34% risk of a reduction in the ability to perform daily tasks independently.

Alzheimer's-Related Amyloid Found in the Heart

Alzheimer's-Related Amyloid Found in the Heart

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Amyloid beta protein accumulation was present in the hearts of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

Treatment Guidance for Sleep Disorders in Dementia Lacking

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There is a clear lack of evidence in the pharmacologic guidance of sleep problems in dementia.

Amyloid Deposits in Alzheimer's Also Affect Heart Health

Amyloid Deposits in Alzheimer's Also Affect Heart Health

Patients with Alzheimer's disease tended to have increased thickness in the wall of their left ventricle.

New Data: Causal Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Risk

New Data: Causal Link Between Vitamin D, Alzheimer's Risk

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The present findings, in combination with those from prior observational research, provide a solid rationale for further randomized trials.

No Benefit for Occupational Therapy in Alzheimer's Disease

No Benefit for Occupational Therapy in Alzheimer's Disease

There seems to be no effect on everyday functioning.

Solanezumab Fails Primary End Point in Alzheimer's Trial

Solanezumab Fails Primary End Point in Alzheimer's Trial

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Eli Lilly's investigational Alzheimer's drug failed to meet the primary end point in the phase 3 EXPEDITION3 trial.

Rates of Dementia Decreasing In the United States

Rates of Dementia Decreasing In the United States

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Higher levels of education and better management of cardiovascular risk factors may have contributed to this improvement.

VIDEO: Implanted Brain-Computer Interface Allows ALS Patient to Communicate

VIDEO: Implanted Brain-Computer Interface Allows ALS Patient to Communicate

Signals sent to the hand emerge as a typed message on a tablet computer, according to the report.

Preserved Hippocampal Volume in MCI Predicts Progression to Lewy Body Dementia

Preserved Hippocampal Volume in MCI Predicts Progression to Lewy Body Dementia

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Patients with mild cognitive impairment with preserved hippocampal volume are at increased risk for dementia with Lewy bodies vs Alzheimer disease.

A Good Diet Translates into Better Functionality in ALS

A Good Diet Translates into Better Functionality in ALS

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The foods most negatively correlated with ALSFRS-R score were milk, lunchmeats, and beef and pork.

Can Loneliness Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease?

Can Loneliness Predict Early Alzheimer's Disease?

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Future studies should investigate other neuropsychiatric factors for their impact on early signs of AD.

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

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Neuroimaging and if necessary, genetic testing, can help to confirm an FTD diagnosis.

Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Associated ALS

Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Associated ALS

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The results indicate HERV-K activation as a potential mechanism for HIV-associated ALS.

Thyroid Hormone Levels Impact Dementia Risk

Thyroid Hormone Levels Impact Dementia Risk

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Researchers hypothesize that thyroid function affects dementia risk through nonvascular pathways.

Young Blood Plasma Improves Alzheimer's Biomarkers in APP Mice

Young Blood Plasma Improves Alzheimer's Biomarkers in APP Mice

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Previous studies have investigated the effects of exposing aged mice to the blood of young mice through heterochronic parabiosis or via injection of young blood plasma.

Alcohol and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?

Alcohol and Alzheimer's: What's the Connection?

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An update on the latest research developments examining the connection between alcohol consumption and Alzheimer's disease.

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

About one-fifth of responders to 9/11 developed PTSD.

SNAP Not Linked to Early Alzheimer's Disease

SNAP Not Linked to Early Alzheimer's Disease

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Suspected non-Alzheimer disease pathophysiology (SNAP) does not appear to be linked to early Alzheimer disease processes.

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

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Dementia risk was elevated in those who had higher scores on cognitive tests at baseline.

Use of Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Declining

Use of Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Declining

The drop in usage follows updated recommendations against the practice.

Physical Function Measures May Help Predict Dementia

Physical Function Measures May Help Predict Dementia

Weaker handgrip was also associated with an elevated risk of stroke.

Deep Brain Stimulation May Have Some Benefit for Alzheimer's Patients

Deep Brain Stimulation May Have Some Benefit for Alzheimer's Patients

The treatment was generally safe, but benefit varied across age groups.

Checklist May Help Identify Behavior Problems in Elderly

Checklist May Help Identify Behavior Problems in Elderly

The checklist may help identify those in the early stages of neurodegenerative disease.

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