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American Academy Of Neurology, AAN, Journal Neurology, Neurology Journal, Cognitive Impairment, Memory, men

Memory Problems More Common in Men?

A new study shows that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may affect more men than women. The research is published in the September 7, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Dementia, Neurology, mild cognitive impairment in men

Mild Cognitive Impairment is More Common in Men

A new Mayo Clinic study found that the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment was 1.5 times higher in men than in women.

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AAN, American Academy Of Neurology, Neurology Journal, Journal Neurology, Cognition, Mental Activities, Dementia

Brain Exercises May Slow Cognitive Decline Initially, But Speed Up Dementia Later

New research shows that mentally stimulating activities such as crossword puzzles, reading and listening to the radio may, at first, slow the decline of thinking skills but speed up dementia later in old age. The research is published in the September 1, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Gleevec, Alzheimer's Disease, Beta Amyloid, Gamma Secretase, Brain Plaques

Scientists Identify Protein That Spurs Formation of Alzheimer’s Plaques

Scientists have discovered how the cancer drug Gleevec attacks beta-amyloid, the primary component of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease. The finding suggests that drugs modeled on Gleevec could provide new treatments for this disease.

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Home-Based Intervention May Provide Some Benefit to Patients with Dementia and Their Caregivers

An intervention that targeted modifiable stressors in the home of patients with dementia resulted in better outcomes for the patients and their caregivers at 4 months, but not at 9 months, although the caregivers perceived greater benefits, according to a study in the September 1 issue of JAMA.

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People Over 80 Often Have Mixed Pathologies in Their Brains That Account for Their Memory Loss, Confusion

Most recent studies show that elderly people over the age of 80 often have mixed pathologies in their brains that account for their memory loss and confusion. Very few senior citizens have “pure Alzheimer disease”; therefore, this terminology should be used with caution. It now appears that vascular problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes can shrink the parts of the brain that control memory and can significantly affect at what age elderly people become demented. The following tips may be able to postpone cognitive decline late in life.

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AAN, American Academy Of Neurology, Neurology Journal, Journal Neurology, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Blood Sugar

Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Plaques Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

People with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes appear to be at an increased risk of developing plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the August 25, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Neuroscience, Alzheimer's Disease

Study Explains Why Alzheimer’s Drug is Both Safe and Effective

Sanford-Burnham scientists uncover new clues to the molecular action of memantine, a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, that show why side effects are rare.

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Aging, Brain Function, Nutrients, B Vitamins, Folate, Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Memory, Depression, Proteins

B Vitamins and the Aging Brain Examined

A U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritionist has collaborated in ongoing research that has taken a closer look at the role the B vitamins may play in preventing decline in brain function.

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Neuroscience, Deep Brain Stimulation, Alzheimer's Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Patients with Alzheimer’s

In a world first, Dr. Andres M. Lozano and his team at Toronto Western Hospital has shown using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) on patients with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease is safe and may help improve memory.







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