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Link identified between common prostate cancer treatment and dementia


A retrospective study carried out by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine together with a team from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman has identified a link between a common form of treatment for prostate cancer and the development of dementia in later life. Their findings show that prostate cancer patients who receive drugs that lower testosterone levels ...

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Could caffeine reduce the chance of women developing dementia?


If you’re a woman who loves to indulge in a daily cup of coffee or you can’t get through the day without several cups of tea, you’ll be pleased to know that a recent study carried out by a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has found an association between higher intakes of caffeine and a reduced risk ...

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Early detection test for Parkinson’s?

Brain Cells

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have a made a breakthrough which could lead to the development of an early detection test for Parkinson’s disease. By developing a new method for detecting a specific molecule that’s linked to the disease from a small sample of spinal fluid, the team have moved one step closer to helping improve the diagnosis of ...

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Could calcium supplements increase dementia risk in some women?

Calcium Supplements

Women have long been advised to increase their intake of calcium to reduce their chances of osteoporosis in later life. However now it seems that these supplements could be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia if you’ve already had a stroke or have signs of cerebrovascular disease. Cerebrovascular disease and stroke are one of the leading causes of ...

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Losing your balance? It could mean an elevated risk of dementia


If your balance appears to be deteriorating as you get older it could mean that you’re at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to scientists from the University of California at Irvine. Their recent study suggests that once you get into your 90s, poor physical performance in certain tasks is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia. As ...

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


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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This three day international academic congress will bring to light the current research and treatments being developed for Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease has been recognised as the most prevalent form of dementia; an ever-growing issue in an ageing society. Over three days the Alzheimer’s Disease summit will discuss many aspects of disease progression, development and treatment in an informal academic ...

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New research suggests dementia may be caused by auto-inflammation


New research published this month by the University of Adelaide has suggested that auto-inflammation may be a cause of dementia. This suggestion means that scientists may have to change their current thinking. This new theory developed by the Adelaide researchers puts forward the idea that an out-of-control immune system could be a cause for both dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. ...

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Scientists find a new tissue marker for Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Being able to accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies can prove to be very difficult during the early stages of the diseases. While it is possible to diagnose both by performing a brain biopsy, due to the risk of complications this is not a viable option, and both diseases are usually diagnosed via an autopsy following death. ...

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