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Memory and thinking skills may decline rapidly for people who have mild cognitive impairment, which is the stage before Alzheimer's disease when people have mild memory problems but no dementia symptoms, and even more rapidly when dementia begins, which is when Alzheimer's disease is usually diagnosed.
Microglia are the cells responsible for immune surveillance in the brain, and they initiate protective inflammatory reactions in response to tissue damage and infection.
Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, whereas a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program may improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition.
Mothers receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat HIV-1 infection are less likely than untreated mothers to transmit the virus to their newborns through breastfeeding, according to a new study.
Finnish and Canadian scientists say they've found brain cells called astrocytes play a major role in generating functional magnetic resonance imaging signals. Professor Kai Kaila of the University of Helsinki and the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Program, along with Professor Brian MacVicar of the University of British Columbia, found functional MRI imaging does not directly measure nerve cell activity.
A new study suggests that older adults in developing countries twho regularly eat fish seem to have lower risks of dementia.
Elderly people who spend less time socializing experience more rapid decline in motor function, U.S. researchers say. It's not just running around the track that is good for you, Dr. Aron Buchman of Rush University Medical Center said in a statement.
A large study of patients with mild cognitive impairment revealed that results from cognitive tests and brain scans can work as an early warning system for the subsequent development of Alzheimer's disease.
The idea that anti-inflammatory drugs might protect people struggling with dementia from Alzheimer's disease has received a blow with the online release of a study of human brain tissue in Acta Neuropathologica.
New research suggests that stimulating the brain by working longer into senior years could possibly prevent Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
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