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Einstein-Montefiore Investigators Present Aging Research at Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Conference

Einstein and Montefiore to present new research that reveals a genotype that can predict survival and risk factors for cognitive impairment.

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Researchers Discover Possible Cause of Common Dementia, Opening Avenues for Treatment

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered a major cause of dementia. In this type of dementia, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals.

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists.

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New Insight on Why People with Down Syndrome Invariably Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers discover the cell events in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome that lead to the amyloid pathology observed in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings support a novel approach to treating and preventing both diseases.

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Award Winning Photographer, Robert Whitman, Partners with Lewy Body Dementia Association

Award winning photographer, Robert Whitman, captures lives of those affected with Lewy Body Dementia in a poignant collection of original photography.

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UNT Health Science Center Researcher Establishes Guidelines for Clinical Trials of Alzheimer's Blood Test

Researchers have moved a step closer to making a simple blood test to detect early Alzheimer's disease available for screening older adults.

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Worry, Jealousy, Moodiness Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s in Women

Women who are anxious, jealous, or moody and distressed in middle age may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a nearly 40-year-long study published in the October 1, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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National Dementia Association Launches Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia Association launches month of Awareness. October is LBD Awareness Month, nationwide series of events will take place.

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Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed for First Time

In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start.

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Memory Slips May Signal Increased Risk of Dementia Years Later

New research suggests that people without dementia who begin reporting memory issues may be more likely to develop dementia later, even if they have no clinical signs of the disease. The study is published in the September 24, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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