Dementia

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease using artificial intelligence

According to a study published in the journal of radiology, research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) technology predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease early. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is important as treatments and interventions are more effective early in the course of the disease. However, early diagnosis has proven to be challenging. Research has linked the …

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Preventing Alzheimer’s dementia with Ibuprofen

Researchers suggest that daily intake of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like over the counter ibuprofen could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This research is led by Dr. Patrick McGeer and is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s dementia affects those diagnosed and their family along with a significant financial burden on the society. …

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Potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia using cell therapy

Researchers from Gladstone Institute uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving interneurons with a voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.1 and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. This study is led by Jorge Palop, Ph.D., an assistant investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. The study findings are published in journal Neuron. Inhibitory …

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New biomarkers for assessing Alzheimers dementia risk and early diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Texas have analyzed biomarkers to predict future risk of dementia. Their findings are published in journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Dementia is a rising tidal wave of devastation for families and society. Age is the biggest risk factor. Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading cause …

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New approach to treating dementia using antisense oligonucleotides

In a study of mice and monkeys, NIH funded researchers showed that they could prevent and reverse some of the brain injury caused by the toxic form of a protein called tau. Scientists used a designer compound to prevent and reverse brain damage caused by tau in mice.Credit: Miller lab, Washington University, St. Louis, MO The results, …

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Concussion and Alzheimer’s disease link

New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer’s disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition. The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration. Brain. Ashton University Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk …

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Research shows musicians have faster reaction to sensory stimuli

According to a new study by Université de Montréal’s School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, part of UdeM’s medical faculty learning to play musical instrument help elderly to react faster and to stay alerted. The study is published in journal Brain and Cognition.  The study shows that musicians have faster reaction times to sensory stimuli than …

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Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease using tau protein biomarker in platelets

Researchers have pioneered the technology that detects pathological oligomeric forms of brain tau protein levels in platelets to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders.  More importantly, the ratio between this anomalous tau and the normal tau protein can discriminate Alzheimer’s disease patients from normal controls, and are associated with decreased cognitive impairment. This …

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