Posts Tagged ‘neurology’

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Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Gaining Ground

The possibility of an inexpensive, convenient test for Alzheimer’s disease has been on the horizon for several years, but previous research leads have been hard to duplicate. In a study to be published in the August 28 issue of the journal Neurology, scientists have taken a step toward developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s, finding […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Foods high in omega-3s could help to protect your brain as you age, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that eating a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids — such as fish, nuts and chicken — is linked with lower levels of beta-amyloid protein, which is linked with Alzheimer’s disease. […]

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Study Finds Physical Activity Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers say a direct link between mental and physical fitness and the prevention of dementia-related diseases hasn’t been found, but recommending more activity can’t hurt. Being physically active may help reduce one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in older patients, according to a study published online April 18 in Neurology. The study is one of […]

Older Adults Increased Cognitive Decline When Hospitalized

Older Adults Suffer Increased Cognitive Decline When Hospitalized

A new study published in Neurology suggests that older adults who are hospitalized may have an increased risk of subsequent cognitive decline. The study, conducted by researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center, found that hospitalization of older adults was associated with increased memory […]

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NFL Players Have High Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s

Retired NFL players are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a form of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, than similarly aged men who didn’t play football, report researchers in a study presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Paris. The memory loss may be linked to the repetitive head […]

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How Can I Avoid Getting Alzheimer’s? Part 12: Prevention | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know

Prevention By Mayo Clinic staff Right now, there’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Research into prevention strategies is ongoing. The strongest evidence so far suggests that you may be able to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by reducing your risk of heart disease. Many of the same factors that increase your risk […]

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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]

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Blood Tests May Predict Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also suggest treatment […]

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Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A new study shows that levels of amyloid beta, a byproduct of brain activity that is considered a marker for Alzheimer’s disease, normally rise during the day and decrease at night. While the finding is preliminary, it could suggest a possible link between sleep deprivation and people’s risk for developing the brain-robbing disease, researchers say. […]

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Safeguards Needed to Prevent Discrimination of Early Alzheimer’s Patients in the Workplace

The changing tide of Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents new challenges to the public, physicians and lawmakers: if you could find out your Alzheimer’s risk, would you want to know? How should doctors tell you your risk? And what does it mean for the many newly diagnosed Americans still in the workplace? Despite the emergence of new […]