News

Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research, this kind of…
Read more on Science Daily »
In a nationally representative sample of older US adults, visual impairment was associated with worse cognitive function.
Read more on Science Daily »
A new simulation of the dementia epidemic estimates the economic impact the disease has on households and public insurance programs and provides a tool for projecting the impact that different interventions could have.
Read more on Science Daily »
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies before substantial neurodegeneration occurs. Neurodegeneration in AD has been attributed to the…
Read more on Science Daily »
A new machine learning program appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Early diagnosis and treatment -- the goal of the new computer based program --…
Read more on Science Daily »
In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter -- a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.
Read more on Science Daily »
A common indicator of neurobiological disturbance among the elderly may also be associated with mortality, according to a new study.
Read more on Science Daily »
A large, long-term study suggests that middle aged Americans who have vascular health risk factors, including diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life.
Read more on Science Daily »
Researchers have discovered that defects in the transport of lysosomes within neurons promote the buildup of protein aggregates in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that developing ways to restore lysosome transport could represent a new…
Read more on Science Daily »
The use of proton pump inhibitors does not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. Proton pump inhibitors are a type of antiulcer drug that is commonly used among older people.
Read more on Science Daily »
A patient's awareness of a diagnosis of cognitive impairment may diminish their self-assessment of quality of life, suggests new research.
Read more on Science Daily »
Rare mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) have previously been shown to be strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Read more on Science Daily »
Currently, no possibility exists to reliably quantify the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) onset in the general population and in subjects with mild cognitive impairment. Metabolic and genetic factors involved in increasing the probability of developing dementia have already been…
Read more on Science Daily »
Hospital patients with dementia and other causes of confusion have longer stays and worse treatment outcomes than people without the condition, new research has found.
Read more on Science Daily »
Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan. However, a new study provides the most extensive evidence of Alzheimer's disease brain pathology in…
Read more on Science Daily »
Is being born in states with high stroke mortality associated with dementia risk in a group of individuals who eventually all lived outside those states? A new article suggests it might be.
Read more on Science Daily »
The protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE inhibitors, are therefore promising candidates for new drug treatments. Scientists have recently demonstrated that one…
Read more on Science Daily »
The push to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease has yielded a greater understanding of the disease, but has failed to generate successful new drugs. To blame are the many undefined subtypes of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.…
Read more on Science Daily »
Delirium is common in elderly hospitalized patients, affecting an estimated 14-56 percent of patients. It frequently manifests as a sudden change in behavior, with patients suffering acute confusion, inattention, disorganized thinking and fluctuating mental status.
Read more on Science Daily »
For decades, researches have been investigating the underlying foundations of Alzheimer's disease to provide clues for the design of a successful therapy. Breakthrough insights reveal the molecular basis of the hereditary form of Alzheimer's disease that strikes early in life.
Read more on Science Daily »