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Could Negative Thinking Increase the Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Up until now, researchers have focused on how physical factors increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, however, now, a group of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London have suggested that psychological factors may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. They have reported that repetitive negative thinking (RNT), […]
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New Brain Disease Discovered Similar to Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a brain disease that has similar symptoms as Alzheimer’s, but is biologically different.  In this multi-institutional study, co-led by Peter T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and John F. Crary, M.D., Ph.D., of Pathology & Neuroscience with Mount Sinai Hospital, researchers discovered the neurological disease […]
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The Negative Effects of Anxiety on the Brain

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at an increased risk for transitioning into Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but researchers have uncovered that timeline shortens if the individual suffers from anxiety.     Researchers from Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute have shown for the first time that anxiety in people with MCI […]
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Discussing a Dementia Diagnosis

When you learn that a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, you may be torn between telling others and keeping it to yourself. Keeping it to yourself can be a large burden, but on the other hand, you may be wondering how others will react with the news. The following are suggestions on how to […]
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Short Men may be at Risk for Dementia

Shorter individuals have an increased risk of dying from dementia, according to a new study from Edinburgh University in Scotland. The researchers found this was true for both men and women, but applied particularly to men under 5-foot-6. While they were not sure what causes the link between height and dementia, they believe it is […]
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National Memory Screening Day

On November 18th, individuals can get memory screenings as part of an initiative by The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. National Memory Screening Day is part of a larger effort to promote early detection of memory problems and to encourage early intervention, including medical treatments, social services and other resources.     Collaborating with local organizations […]
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In Older Adults, Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Dementia

For adults over the age of 55, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be linked to an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests. This is not the first study to link TBI and dementia, but researchers say that previous studies have not found the direct link and were subject to limitations. The CDC […]
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Nonmotor Skills Could Signal Dementia in Parkinson ’s Disease

In a new study researchers have found a set of nonmotor and nondopaminergic motor features that predict dementia in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). These include orthostatic hypotension, impaired color vision and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), according to Ronald Postuma, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and study co-authors.     These findings were the […]
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Walnuts Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

A new snack may reduce the risk of developing, or even prevent, Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. A new study conducted on mice found significant improvement in learning skills, memory, reducing anxiety, and motor development when they were fed a diet rich in walnuts. Led by Dr. Abha Chauhan at the New York State […]
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Cold Sores Could Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

Two studies claim that an infection of herpes simplex virus can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researcher Hugo Lövheim, associate professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Umeå University, said, “Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing […]