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Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk of Dementia

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A long-term study of nearly 3,000 older adults found that those who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five years. About 14% could name just 3, 5% percent could identify only 2, and 2% could name just 1. One percent of the study subjects were not able to identify a single scent.

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New Med-Tech Zinc Sensor Developed

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A new zinc sensor has been developed by researchers, which will allow for a deeper understanding of the dynamic roles that metal ions play in regulating health and disease in the living body.

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Researchers Identify Intriguing Link Between Sleep, Cognition and Schizophrenia

Many people with schizophrenia have trouble with learning and memory. A new study has found intriguing links between sleep, cognition and a compound called kynurenine. These links could illuminate the mechanism that causes cognitive problems among those with the disease, and could point the way to new treatments to reduce some of the disease’s symptoms.

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That Cup of Coffee May Not Relieve Parkinson’s Symptoms

Contrary to previous research, caffeine may not relieve movement symptoms for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the September 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Confronting Dementia From Lab to Bedside

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National Institutes of Health supports education in Alzheimer’s disease at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Van Andel Research Institute Hosts Unique Symposium on Parkinson’s Disease

Leading Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world will gather at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this month for Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease, a scientific event highlighting the latest breakthroughs in Parkinson’s research and treatment. The 6th annual symposium will include talks from 19 scientific speakers, a poster session and extensive networking opportunities.

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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Discovering What Makes Organelles Connect Could Help Understand Neurodegenerative Diseases

A study to be published in the September 29 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports the use of an emerging method to identify proteins that allows two organelles, the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum, to attach to each other.

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Thinking ‘Out-of-the-box’ May Build a Better Brain and Prevent Dementia

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With disease-modifying treatment trials for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently unsuccessful and only medications to treat symptoms available, what now? A leading neuroscientist has developed the “Dementia Prevention Initiative,” which abandons generalized ways to research and treat AD. His secret weapon: a novel “N-of-1 design” that tailors medicine down to a single patient. Instead of conducting a conventional trial of 100 people all getting the same treatment, he has switched it around and is conducting 100 single personalized trials.

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An Age-Old Question: When Do You Need a Geriatrician?

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There’s no right age to switch to a geriatric specialist, but there are guidelines that can help determine whether a geriatrician – a physician who specializes in the healthcare needs of people who are aging – is the right choice for you or your loved one.

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Personality Changes Don't Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer's

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Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.







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