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Article ID: 718235

Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning, UCI study finds

University of California, Irvine

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive function and a four- to five-year delay in the risk of developing dementia symptoms.

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29-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718143

Could Marriage Stave Off Dementia?

Michigan State University

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age. On the other hand, divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, the study indicated, with divorced men showing a greater disadvantage than divorced women.

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28-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 718008

Memory Loss and Dementia an Understudied Yet Widespread Phenomena Among Older Chinese Americans

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers releases first of their kind studies revealing the impact of immigration, gender, psychological distress, education, social engagement, and oral health on Chinese Americans’ cognitive function

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26-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep

Article ID: 717918

Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep

Baylor University

Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep — a negative for them and potentially for those who receive their care, according to a Baylor University study published in JAMA Network Open.

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23-Aug-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Newswise: Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

Article ID: 717907

Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New study out of the University of Michigan finds people with mild cognitive impairment don’t always receive the same, established medical treatment that patients with normal cognitive functioning get when they have a heart attack.

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22-Aug-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717812

Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

University of Plymouth

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.

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21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717806

Link Between Brain Immune Cells and Alzheimer’s Disease Development Identified

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 — Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques – the hallmark pathology of AD – never formed.

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21-Aug-2019 12:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717790

Low grip strength linked to impaired cognition, memory loss in older Americans

University of Michigan

For older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory, a new study suggests.

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21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717522

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

Duke Health

-- A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.

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15-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Restoring Sight and Function

Article ID: 717583

Restoring Sight and Function

American Neurological Association (ANA)

Neuroscience researchers will detail new technologies at the cutting edge of replacing lost sensory and motor functions, at the October 12 Pre-Meeting Symposium of the American Neurological Association 2019 Annual Meeting from 6–9 p.m. at the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

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19-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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