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Why eating a Mediterranean diet could slow down cognitive decline

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While most of us have heard of the benefits of eating a Mediterranean diet for weight loss and our general health, many researchers believe that this kind of eating plan could also work wonders for slowing down the rate of cognitive decline. In fact, a new research study carried out by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne suggests that not only do people ...

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Designer protein created which may offer new hope for finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s

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Scientists from the University of Sussex have designed a new protein which may give us a better understanding of why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s already known that people with Alzheimer’s disease have an accumulation of sticky amyloid beta proteins which clump together to form fibrils within the brain. It’s this build-up that causes the brain ...

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Could it be possible to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s with a smell test?

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Researchers in the United States have suggested that it may be possible to predict cognitive decline and detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease with a simple, low-cost smell test. By using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), it was discovered that low scores on this test were significantly associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The team, which ...

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Bad Dental Hygiene? It’s Time You Started Flossing

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According to a recent study carried out by King’s College London and the University of Southampton, you could be at a greater risk of developing problems with your cognition if you neglect to floss. As part of the study, the researchers found a link between Periodontitis (gum disease) and increased rates of cognitive decline in people exhibiting the early stages ...

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Can Alzheimer’s be Combated with a Lipid Based Diet?

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Scientists have just completed a study in which they devised a number of lipid-based diets that aimed to both relieve the symptoms, and slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, Alzheimer’s is the most common disease underlying the memory problems and dementia associated with old age. While there have been many attempts to find efficient treatments, so ...

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Is Dementia on the Decline?

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A new study based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has suggested that incidences of new dementia cases may be on the decline. This comes at a time when concerns over the explosion of dementia cases is at an all time high. The findings were published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, and ...

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New Drug has Been Shown to Prevent Age-Related Brain Changes in Rats

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Researchers at the University of California have released a new study in The Journal of Neuroscience which gives an insight into the mechanisms of cognitive decline, and also identifies potential strategies to reverse it. Using lab rats, the scientists were able to reverse the process where aged brain cells lose the fibres that are responsible for receiving neural impulses, a ...

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