Inflammatory pathways link to obsessive behaviors in a common form of dementia
2 hours ago
Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes identified that mutations in a protein commonly linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) result in obsessive-like behaviors. They linked these behaviors to immune pathways, implicating ...
Nurse practitioners are not regularly assessing brain health and need standardized assessment tools
13 hours ago
Important new survey findings released today by WomenAgainstAlzheimer's and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) show that approximately 30 percent of nurse practitioners (NPs) in women's ...
Microvascular endothelial dysfunction can predict dementia
Apr 22, 2017
(HealthDay)—Markers of microvascular endothelial dysfunction can predict dementia, according to a study published online April 13 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Review finds no benefit to aspirin for preserving cognitive function
Apr 20, 2017
An analysis of published studies found no evidence that low- dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia or improves cognitive test scores.
Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's, other diseases
Apr 19, 2017
Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with Alzheimer's and many other neurodegenerative diseases, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which plagues professional boxers and football players. ...
New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients
Apr 17, 2017
The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents as communication of their ...
Focus on Alzheimer's disease shifts to prevention
Apr 12, 2017
It has been 111 years since Auguste D. became the first person described with what is now called Alzheimer's disease. German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, for whom the disease is named, first publically reported his observations ...
Study explores adherence and tolerability to Alzheimer's medications
Apr 11, 2017
Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have performed the first study conducted in the United States under real-world conditions comparing patient adherence and tolerability ...
Findings support role of vascular disease in development of Alzheimer's disease
Apr 11, 2017
Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were associated with elevated levels ...
Detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier using ... Greebles?
Apr 11, 2017
Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms become apparent.