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Health News - Alzheimer's

Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. (Medical News Today)

What to know about CoQ10 and its dosage
CoQ10 is a natural chemical that carries out a many vital roles in the body. Some people may take supplements to correct a CoQ10 deficiency. (Medical News Today)

Extra virgin olive oil may protect against various dementias
A new study in mice finds that extra virgin olive oil prevents the toxic accumulation of tau protein in the brain and keeps memory intact. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer's
Inflammation drives neuron damage by tau protein accumulation in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative brain diseases, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Poor air quality may contribute to cognitive decline
A recent study adds to the evidence linking air pollution with cognitive decline. The researchers also suggest a possible underlying mechanism. (Medical News Today)

Study finds no link between statin use and memory harm in older adults
A 6-year study of 1,000 people aged 70–90 found no difference in rates of memory or cognition decline among participants who did or did not use statins. (Medical News Today)

Illiteracy may triple dementia risk
New research finds that people who cannot read may have a threefold risk of developing dementia in older age, compared with people who can read. (Medical News Today)

Why is my leg shaking?
There are many reasons a person’s leg could be shaking, from restless legs syndrome to anxiety. Read this article to learn about 10 possible causes of a shaky leg. (Medical News Today)

Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease
In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in. (Medical News Today)

Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?
New research examines the cognitive ability of children in the hope that markers of cognitive decline will predict dementia later in life. (Medical News Today)

Does waist size predict dementia risk?
The first large-scale study of its kind examines the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of developing dementia. (Medical News Today)

How waste gets 'washed out' of our brains during sleep
A new study shows, for the first time, that cerebrospinal fluid washes into and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats
A new study of 1,628 older people living in Japan found a 52–74% higher chance of developing dementia in those with higher blood levels of trans fats. (Medical News Today)

How a high salt diet may lead to cognitive decline
New research in mice sheds light on the mechanism that explains the causal link between a diet high in salt and a marker of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Failed dementia drug gets a second chance
Biotech company Biogen have announced that they will file for official approval of a new Alzheimer's drug, while results in clinical trials were uncertain. (Medical News Today)

What is apraxia?
Apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday movements. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and types in this article. (Medical News Today)

Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?
A new study in twins finds that modifiable factors, such as early family life, may be more important than genes in driving heart and brain health outcomes. (Medical News Today)

MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acetylcholine
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and their treatments. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia. (Medical News Today)

Existing blood thinner delays Alzheimer's disease in mice
New research in mice suggests that dabigatran, a blood thinning drug, may help delay the development of Alzheimer's by maintaining normal brain blood flow. (Medical News Today)

95% of people think they could develop dementia with age
A large scale global study from ADI and the London School of Economics and Political Science examines the attitudes of people toward dementia. (Medical News Today)

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell
Title: How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2019 (Medicine Net)

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Title: Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Category: Health News
Created: 12/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2019 (Medicine Net)

Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains
Title: Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?
Title: Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?
Category: Health News
Created: 11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/26/2019 (Medicine Net)

AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging
Title: AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging
Category: Health News
Created: 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/22/2019 (Medicine Net)

Dementia
Title: Dementia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2019 (Medicine Net)

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help
Title: Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help
Category: Health News
Created: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

Early Warning Signs and Stages of Dementia
Title: Early Warning Signs and Stages of Dementia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It
Title: Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways to Fight It
Category: Health News
Created: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/18/2019 (Medicine Net)

People Who Can't Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk
Title: People Who Can't Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease
Title: AHA News: Omega-3 May Boost Brain Health in People With a Common Heart Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

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