Latest Mild cognitive impairment Stories

2012-08-04 01:13:59

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say AD hits hardest among the "younger elderly" — people in their 60s and 70s — who show faster rates of brain tissue loss and cognitive decline than AD patients 80 years and older. The findings, reported online in the August 2, 2012...

2012-07-23 06:17:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Memories - we spend our whole lives making them, but imagine your brain being wiped of all your precious moments. For 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, memory loss is a part of life. Researchers now link the condition to your walking pattern. Problems walking, including slow gait and a short stride, are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline. Researchers measured the stride length, cadence and velocity of more than 1,341 participants...

2012-07-19 06:37:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) causes slight difficulty in the areas of memory and thinking skills. Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at a higher risk for Alzheimer´s disease, and according to new research even death. According to the Alzheimer's Association, long-term studies suggest that 10 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older may have MCI. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore...

2012-07-18 01:06:44

Early diagnosis without treatment options creates individual, societal conundrum Diagnostic tests are increasingly capable of identifying plaques and tangles present in Alzheimer's disease, yet the disease remains untreatable. Questions remain about how these tests can be used in research studies examining potential interventions to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease. Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will today participate in a panel at the...

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Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.