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Detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s with cognitive performance data

Detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s with cognitive performance data

New research concludes that subjective impairments in cognitive performance are a strong indicator of early-stage Alzheimer’s. When an individual acknowledges their memory or other mental...
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EIT Health crown inaugural winners of neurotechprize for Alzheimer’s tech

EIT Health and Biogen have revealed the first winners of the neurotechprize, a new initiative that awards funding to startup companies developing cutting-edge technologies...
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HDL cholesterol may help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that HDL cholesterol – popularly known as 'good' cholesterol – may effectively stop...
Prevent Alzheimer's

Study reveals that a healthy lifestyle can prevent Alzheimer’s

A study suggests that living a healthy lifestyle may be critical to prevent Alzheimer’s and extending life expectancy. How does a healthy lifestyle prevent Alzheimer’s? The number...
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Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease tracked with new computational model

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have designed a cutting-edge computational model that analyses symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, potentially a groundbreaking advancement for monitoring the...
People who partake in physical fitness activities are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a preliminary study.

Physical fitness linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

People who partake in physical fitness activities are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a preliminary study. Physical fitness is a state of...
Depression and Alzheimer's disease

Research reveals a link between depression and Alzheimer’s disease

A novel study has identified common genetic factors that are present in both depression and Alzheimer's disease. Previous research employing epidemiological data has inferred an...
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VR test may transform the future of cognitive assessment

UK-based research suggests that a virtual reality (VR) test could be employed to assess an individual's cognitive functioning effectively. A study conducted by a team...
dementia care

Enhancing brain health through optimising dementia care and diagnosis

Owen Miller of Alzheimer Europe outlines why improvements in global education, policy and practice are urgently needed to improve dementia care. With global dementia cases...
Diets rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment

Diets rich in plant-based products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment

A new study has found that a diet rich in plant products reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly. Cognitive impairment...
Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia

Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia

An elevated heart rate in old age could be a risk factor of dementia, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published...
neurodegeneration

Neuronet: A new network for neurodegeneration research

Project coordinator, Carlos Díaz, tells Health Europa how the Neuronet initiative advocates a collaborative approach for tackling neurodegenerative diseases. With neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease,...
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Increased coffee consumption may reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Consuming a higher amount of coffee may potentially reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. Whether it be a morning...
New research into Alzheimer’s treatment and potential vaccine

New research into Alzheimer’s treatment and potential vaccine

A promising new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment and vaccinating against it has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists. The research published...
Alzheimer's and dementia

Making Alzheimer’s and dementia a global health priority

Lewis Arthurton, Policy and Communications Manager for Alzheimer’s Disease International, examines how different strategies can be developed to improve the diagnostic processes for Alzheimer’s...
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Bumetanide diuretic pill shows potential as Alzheimer’s disease treatment

The widely available bumetanide diuretic pill has emerged as a potentially effective medication for treating Alzheimer's disease. A novel study funded by the National Institute...
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New AI technology can detect dementia in early stages

New artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can detect dementia before symptoms appear could aid in preventing the disease, researchers say. A team led by Professor...
New research could help to reverse Alzheimer’s disease

New research could help to reverse Alzheimer’s disease

New research has identified a treatment candidate that has been shown to successfully halt neurodegenerative symptoms in mouse models of dementia and Alzheimer's disease...
Chronic stress may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease development

Chronic stress may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease development

A new review has provided insights on the link between chronic stress and Alzheimer's disease. Chronic psychosocial stress, which involves a pathway called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal...
memory loss

Blood oxygen levels could explain memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

The results of a world-first study that recorded blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the...

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