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Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s

Intact memory capacity is crucial for everyday life. This fact becomes apparent once a memory disorder has developed. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of age-associated memory disorders. Due to increasing life expectancy, the disease is on the rise in Switzerland and worldwide. Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment to cure or even slow [...]

Accuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve

MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A report published in The Lancet Neurology evaluates for the first time how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and predict how the disease [...]

Nine risk factors may contribute to two thirds of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide

Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. The analysis indicates the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease development and just how varied the risk factors for it are. But the [...]

A newly discovered molecular feedback process may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s

It is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease: Toxic protein fragments known as amyloid-? clumped together between neurons in a person’s brain. Neurons themselves make amyloid-?, and for reasons that aren’t fully understood, its accumulation ultimately contributes to the memory loss, personality changes, and other symptoms that patients with this degenerative disease often suffer from. Within [...]

Eating away at cognitive decline

MIND diet may slow brain from aging by 7.5 years While cognitive abilities naturally diminish as part of the normal aging process, it may be possible to take a bite out of this expected decline. Eating a group of specific foods known as the MIND diet may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when [...]