Low scam awareness in old age may be an early sign of impending cognitive decline and dementia

Low scam awareness in older people is associated with risk for developing Alzheimer dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the future. These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur before changes in thinking or memory are recognizable. Findings from a prospective cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Identifying predictors of dementia and mild cognitive impairment is […]

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MIND diet: New diet plan reduces the risk of dementia significantly

Protects healthy diet before the cognitive decline? Doctors tested the effects of different forms of nutrition and diet on cognitive health, to find out whether a special diet may protect against the emergence of a dementia. The scientists from the Columbia University found in their recent study that proper nutrition appears to protect against the development of dementia. The experts […]

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New hope: German doctor to have discovered a cure for Alzheimer’s

A German scientist may have discovered a drug against dementia-diseases that can make the memory loss undo. Animal experiments with the new drug breakthrough results – a clinical study with Alzheimer’s patients. To show whether the active ingredient with the name Triple-Receptor Agonist, also shows in people’s success. 200 Alzheimer’s patients take part in the study in England, you get […]

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Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.

Donna Kaye Hill realized that her 80-year-old mother was faltering cognitively when her phone suddenly stopped working. When Ms. Hill called the phone company, “they told me she hadn’t paid her bill in three months.” Finding other alarming evidence of memory gaps, she took her mother, Katie, to a memory clinic. A geriatrician there diagnosed dementia and recommended two prescription […]

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Dementia patients’ memories could be RESTORED, study on mice suggests

Dementia patients’ memories could be RESTORED with injection to suppress certain enzymes, study on mice suggests University of Buffalo scientists injecting dementia-stricken rodents with a new drug They saw a ‘dramatic’ shift in the rodents’ recognition memory, spatial memory and working memory Mice with dementia had their memories restored after receiving an injection to suppress a certain enzyme, a new […]

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Specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings support the theory of accelerated aging after SCI, and have important implications for further research. The article, “Patterns of cognitive deficits in persons with spinal cord injury as compared with both age-matched and older individuals without spinal cord injury,” was e-published […]

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A new hope in treating neurodegenerative disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most representative degenerative brain disease, accounting for 60 to 80% of all dementia cases. In search for new mechanism for AD, the research team led by Professor Seong-Woon Yu of Brain and Cognitive Sciences paid attention to the autophagy of microglia, brain immune cells, is suppressed by inflammation. ‘Microglia’ are phagocytic immune cells which are […]

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After naloxone, when can opioid overdose patients be safely discharged? Study confirms one hour rule

  Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses? According to the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule developed in 2000, that’s how long providers should observe patients after naloxone treatment, so long as their vital signs meet specific criteria […]

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Can Alzheimer’s be disease, also transmitted to other people?

Transferability of the pathological Amyloid-Beta proteins confirmed Alzheimer’s is a dreaded neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects older people and their proliferation has increased in the past decades dramatically. Already in the year 2015, researchers had expressed the end of the Univesity College London suspected that a Transferability of the disease, the misfolded Amyloid-could be proteins. In laboratory tests on mice, […]

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