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How current screening methods miss mild cognitive impairment


Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have found that the screening tools currently used to identify mild cognitive impairment (MCI) often give a false-negative. This means that people who are likely to go on to develop Alzheimer’s may not be getting the timely care that they need. MCI ...

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Scientists Identify A New Biomarker For The Dementia Associated With Parkinson’s Disease


People with Parkinson’s Disease are often likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia. By identifying biomarkers associated with this dementia, scientists can increase their chances of finding treatments for the condition, and be able to offer an earlier diagnosis. According to new research, which was published in a recent edition of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, researcher have taken ...

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Suffering From anxiety and chronic stress may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s


New research suggests that you may be at an increased risk of developing depression and neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, if you suffer from anxiety or chronic stress. Scientists from the Rotman Research Institute used laboratory animals and already published human studies to examine the areas of the brain which are impacted by long-term anxiety, fear and stress. They then ...

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Scientists Believe the Humble Nicotine Patch Could Help Patients With Alzheimer’s

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While nicotine patches have proved useful for helping smokers to quit, scientists at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center are currently looking at ways in which these trans dermal patches can improve memory loss in older adults who are suffering from a mild cognitive impairment. The MIND (Memory Improvement through Nicotine Dosing) study is funded by the National Institute of Aging ...

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Could The Size of Our Brains Help Us To Predict Whether We’re at Risk of Cognitive Impairment?

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A new study carried out by the Center for Brain Health at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic has suggested that a having a larger brain may reduce the risk of developing some kind of cognitive impairment, including dementia. The study, which focused on the hippocampi, was led by Aaron Bonner-Jackson and was based on the fact that previous studies into brain health ...

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Researchers Develop a Computer System That Can Predict The Effects of Brain Disease

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IT researchers at MIT are developing a computer system that will be able to predict the effects of brain disease on the anatomy of the brain. By using genetic, demographic and clinical data from patients with neurodegenerative diseases, the computer has been programmed to predict the development of brain diseases and disorder with more accuracy than just using data from ...

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Should You Give up Your Morning Cup of Coffee?


Love it or hate it – coffee is always in the news for its potential health benefits. We’ve learned that it can help heart disease, help you live longer, stop depression and can even help to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s. In fact, the positive data gained from scientific studies has been so strong that, earlier this year, it was ...

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