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High plasma levels of beta-amyloidâ€”protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brainâ€”appear to be associated with faster cognitive decline even in those who do not develop dementia.
Researchers from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus say that dementia in some diabetics appears to be caused often by vascular disease in the brain, and the dementia that develops in people without diabetes is more likely associated with deposition of the plaque seen in people with Alzheimer's disease.
- - New Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Affect Memory Scores and Brain Atrophy in Middle Age - - Clinical Trial of Intranasal Insulin Shows Benefits in Alzheimer's and MCI - - Known Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Change Shape of Brain Deposits - HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last minute scientific submissions to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI, known as "hot topics," suggest that (1) a newly-discovered risk...
- Also, Antioxidant-Rich Diet Improves Memory and Learning in Alzheimer's Mice - HONOLULU, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010)...
A new study shows that having depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life.
Knowledge regarding environmental factors influencing the risk of Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly scarce, despite substantial research in this area.
Adults who have both diabetes and major depression are more than twice as likely to develop dementia, compared to adults with diabetes only, according to a study published in the recent Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Oldest men and women experience 18 percent annual dementia incidence that increases with age.
High blood pressure appears to predict the progression to dementia in older adults with impaired executive functions (ability to organize thoughts and make decisions) but not in those with memory dysfunction.
Cognitive fluctuations, or episodes when train of thought temporarily is lost, are more likely to occur in older persons who are developing Alzheimer's disease than in their healthy peers.
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