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Article ID: 709996

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Centerstudy published in Neurology.

Released:
20-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709773

Measuring Differences in Brain Chemicals in People with Mild Memory Problems

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The strength of these magnetic fields allows the researchers to measure tiny amounts and compare multiple brain metabolite levels at the same time. These studies may ultimately help to reveal what initiates memory decline and may, perhaps, even predict dementia risk. The researchers believe that measuring such data over time will allow them to more accurately detect and describe changes in metabolism in the brain as a person progresses from healthy to mild cognitive impairment and to dementia.

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19-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709797

A nutty solution for improving brain health

University of South Australia

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia.

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18-Mar-2019 8:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709775

Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

Vanderbilt University

The game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.

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18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709768

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

American Geriatrics Society

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities.

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18-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709758

The robots that dementia caregivers want: robots for joy, robots for sorrow

University of California San Diego

A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to fulfill two major roles: support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers’ emotional stress by taking on difficult tasks, such as answering repeated questions and restricting unhealthy food.

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18-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709738

Mayo Clinic 研究者识别出或可预测 2 型糖尿病患者是否会患上胰腺癌的基因

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic 研究者已识别出一个叫做 “UCP-1”的基因,该基因或可预测 2 型糖尿病患者是否会患上胰腺癌。研究结果发表于《Gastroenterology》。

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18-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709661

UAB researchers develop new cognitive screening tool

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at UAB show that a new screening instrument, the Alabama Brief Cognitive Screen, is an effective and useful tool for clinicians to assess the severity of cognitive deficits.

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14-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709343

Having Great-Grandparents, Cousins with Alzheimer’s Linked to Higher Risk

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Having a parent with Alzheimer’s disease has been known to raise a person’s risk of developing the disease, but new research suggests that having second- and third-degree relatives who have had Alzheimer’s may also increase risk. The study is published in the March 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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8-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707912

Insulin Signaling Failures in the Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Joslin Diabetes Center

Scientists continue to find evidence linking Type 2 diabetes with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia and the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. However, little is understood about the mechanism by which the two are connected.Now, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have demonstrated that impaired insulin signaling in the brain negatively affects cognition, mood and metabolism, all components of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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13-Mar-2019 12:20 PM EDT

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