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2014-04-01 14:14:26

Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in 18- to 30-year-olds predicts decline Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings bolster the view that diseases like Alzheimer's develop over an individual's lifespan and may be set in motion early in life. And they offer hope that young adults may be...

Teens With Low IQ, Poor Heart Fitness At Risk For Early-Onset Dementia
2014-03-11 08:42:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Men who have subpar cardiovascular fitness levels and a lower IQ during their teenage years are more likely to suffer from early-onset dementia, researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy of Gothenburg University report in the March 6 edition of the journal Brain. In a statement, researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy said that they had previously discovered a link between cardiovascular fitness at or before the age of 18 and...

2014-03-06 16:27:14

Alzheimer Society of Canada asks: are you taking care of your brain? TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Have you been neglecting your New Year's resolutions like getting to the gym? National Brain Awareness Month is a perfect time to renew your resolutions because a healthy body is a healthy brain says the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Scientific evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, whether it's a brisk walk or taking dance lessons, helps lessen the risk of...

2013-12-19 10:43:45

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights: -Heart disease is linked with decreased brain function in older postmenopausal women. -Women who have high blood pressure or diabetes may be at higher risk for decreasing brain function over time. Heart disease may put older postmenopausal women at higher risk for decreased brain function such as dementia, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our study provides further...

Study Suggests Brain Blood Vessel Cells May Be Therapeutic Targets For Alzheimer's Disease
2013-12-13 14:28:51

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide novel targets for treatments and diagnoses. "This study helps show how the brain's vascular system may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease," said study leader Berislav V....

2013-12-03 12:25:45

Begin Downloading Now Until March 1(st) 2014 SPARTA, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth year, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is offering The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners / ICCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week February 14th to the 21(st) Free Staff Training In-services and Tool Kit. The Tool Kit and In-services are free and...

Speaking Multiple Languages Delays Dementia
2013-11-08 12:06:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language have a lower risk for developing earlier dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. In the study, a team of British and Indian scientists tracked nearly 650 dementia patients, taking note of when each patient was diagnosed with the condition. The researchers found that individuals who speak more than one language...

2013-10-02 10:48:44

Hopkins researchers reviewed dozens of studies on cognitive effects A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that the commonly prescribed drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and that they may even protect against dementia when taken for more than one year. The Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted the systematic review say the results should offer more clarity and reassurance to patients and the doctors who prescribe the statin...

2013-09-10 14:32:55

UK and US policies risk conscription into an unwanted 'war against dementia' Analysis: Political drive to screen for pre-dementia: not evidence based and ignores the harms of diagnosis A political drive, led by the UK and US, to screen older people for minor memory changes (often called mild cognitive impairment or pre-dementia) is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment for what is arguably an inevitable consequence of aging, warn experts on bmj.com...

New Research Confirms Mediterranean Diet Is Good For The Brain
2013-09-03 14:07:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Mediterranean diet has been known for its ability to trim fat and build up a six-pack, but a new study shows that it does not just benefit the body, but the mind as well. Researchers confirmed what some scientists already believed, which is that a Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on cognitive function. This study was the first systematic review of related research, adding more weight to the evidence that this diet is good...