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Article ID: 572911

Approximately Five Percent of Seniors Report At Least One Cognitive Disorder

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Slightly over over 5 percent of the nearly 39 million Americans age 65 and older in 2007 reported one or more cognitive disorders, such as senility or dementia.

28-Jan-2011 4:30 PM EST

Article ID: 572855

UNC Co-Leads Study to Identify Risks for Dementia, Cognitive Decline

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are co-leading a national study to examine whether middle-aged people’s physical health influences their risk of dementia later in life.

27-Jan-2011 11:00 AM EST
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    26-Jan-2011 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 572758

Researchers Identify Potential Therapeutic Target For mproving Long-Term Memory

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory. The research is published in the January 27th issue of Nature.

25-Jan-2011 1:10 PM EST

Article ID: 572802

Can Estrogen Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Loyola University Health System

An influential article in the journal Progress in Neurobiology provided one of the first comprehensive reviews of how estrogen potentially can protect against Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

26-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 572729

Neurologists Predict More Strokes, Dementia, Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy

Loyola University Health System

As the population ages, neurologists will be challenged by a growing population of patients with stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

25-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
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    18-Jan-2011 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 572448

Imaging Procedure Can Identify Biomarker Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Preliminary research suggests that use of a type of molecular imaging procedure may have the ability to detect the presence of beta-amyloid in the brains of individuals during life, a biomarker that is identified during autopsy to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, according to a study in the January 19 issue of JAMA.

13-Jan-2011 4:00 PM EST

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Newswise: Unlocking the Secret(ase) of Building Neural Circuits

Article ID: 572542

Unlocking the Secret(ase) of Building Neural Circuits

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mutant presenilin is infamous for its role in the most aggressive form of Alzheimer’s disease—early-onset familial Alzheimer’s—which can strike people as early as their 30s. In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute uncovered presenilin’s productive side: It helps embryonic motor neurons navigate the maze of chemical cues that pull, push and hem them in on their way to their proper targets. Without it, budding motor neurons misread their guidance signals and get stuck in the spinal cord.

18-Jan-2011 2:55 PM EST

Article ID: 572462

Online Tool Can Help Seniors Quickly Determine Risk for Dementia

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should seek a comprehensive, face-to-face diagnosis from a physician, according to a new study.

14-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 572407

Interactions of Three Proteins Might Disrupt Neural Network in Alzheimer’s

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Though the cause of Alzheimer’s disease still is unknown, recent studies have implicated three proteins strongly in its onset., amyloid beta, tau, and Fyn. New research from UAB and others indicates that interactions between those three proteins might lead to brain dysfunction and AD in a mouse model of the disease.

12-Jan-2011 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 572140

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Slower Rate of Cognitive Decline

Rush University Medical Center

The Mediterranean diet, rich in vegetables, fish and olive oil and moderate in wine and alcohol, is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in older adults, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

3-Jan-2011 3:35 PM EST

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