Posts Tagged ‘MRI’

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‘Super Brains’ In Old Folks Identified

A group of 80-year-olds is making scientific waves because of an uncanny ability to age gracefully, from a cognitive standpoint. The moniker they’ve been given by scientists is “SuperAgers,” because as they age, their brains seem immune to typical declines in thinking and memory. “We know that as we age, our cognitive skills decline, and there’s […]

Fish Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Diet Rich In Fish May Help The Aging Brain

In a Study, People With Low Levels of Omega-3s Had Smaller Brains and Scored Lower on Memory Tests Eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids could help people maintain healthy brains as they age, as well as protect their hearts, new research suggests. In a study to be released Tuesday, participants with […]

Brain Size May Predict Risk For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain Size May Predict Risk For Early Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests that, in people who don’t currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain’s cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

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Parkinson’s Disease Research May Help Lead Towards a Cure for Alzheimer’s

Atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with cognitive impairment, including early decline known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study is published […]

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How do Doctors Test for Alzheimer’s? Part 7: Tests and diagnosis | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic staff There’s no specific test today that confirms you have Alzheimer’s disease. Your doctor will make a judgment about whether Alzheimer’s is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and results of various tests that can help clarify the diagnosis. Doctors can nearly […]

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Take Cancer over Alzheimer’s in a Heartbeat-The Brutal Truth about Early On-set Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

It was 1991. Traveling between New York and Portland, 34-year-old Chris Gorham managed $100 million worth of bargaining power in women’s apparel for Nordstrom. An avid reader, fiercely independent and fashionably dressed, Chris’s childhood losses hastened feelings of mortality and motivated her to live each day as a gift. Now 50, Chris takes 14 pills […]

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Simple Medical Tests Can Predict Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A combination of medical tests could improve the prediction of impending Alzheimer’s disease in patients, according to a recent study. By comparing risk factors based on magnetic resonance imaging, cerebrospinal fluid and neuropsychological testing, researchers at the University of California and the San Diego School of Medicine believe that doctors will be able to assess […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? Measuring Brain Wellness As We Age When it comes to loss of memory and the decline of other mental functions associated with aging, health care providers and their patients need good information to guide proper care and treatment. That is why researchers who investigate brain wellness […]