Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders

When paired with normal aging, an obesity-inducing diet may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, suggests an animal study published in the journal Physiological Reports.

  

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When paired with normal aging, an obesity-inducing diet may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, suggests an animal study published in the journal Physiological Reports.

Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co and Biogen Inc said that the final analysis of a mid-stage trial of their Alzheimer's drug showed positive results for patients who received the highest dose.

Dehydration can impair a person's ability to think clearly, a new study suggests. Researchers found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2 percent their weight took a hit to their cognition.

Gout may be linked with a higher risk of developing dementia in the elderly, according to new research.

Deep brain stimulation of the fornix may slow Alzheimer’s disease progression in people 65 and older, suggests a study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Money spent by the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer’s disease research has actually decreased in recent years, and total research for Alzheimer’s disease is less than one-fifth of that for cancer and heart disease, respectively.

Although we often assume that the impact of trauma manifests right away, sometimes it can manifest decades later. This phenomenon was commonly seen in many World War II veterans who first began to experience PTSD symptoms around the time of fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the war in the mid-1990s.

Too often, physicians assume that the baseline diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is correct and proceed accordingly. But is every case of presumptive cognitive impairment actually Alzheimer’s disease?

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Kenneth Rockwood, MD; Myrlene Aigbogun, MPH; Justin Stanley, BS; Helen Wong, MSc; Taylor Dunn, BS; Chere Chapman, MBA, MHSc; Maia Miguelez, PhD; Ross Baker, PhD, MBA
Andrew Valadez, BS; Rustin Berlow, MD
Milena Anatchkova, PhD; Anne Brooks, BS; Laura Swett, PhD; Ann Hartry, PhD; Ruth Duffy, PhD; Ross Baker, PhD, MBA; Myrlene Aigbogun, MPH
Rachel Halpern, PhD; Jerry Seare, MD; Junliang Tong, MS, MA; Ann Hartry, PhD; Anthony Olaoye, MBA, MS; Myrlene Aigbogun, MPH

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In a new study published in JAMA, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players—more than half of them from the National Football League (NFL)—for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

A new study suggests people may be able to lower their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment by engaging in mentally stimulating activities later in life.

Peter Weiden, MD, and Charles Raision, MD, talk about how to do cognitive behavioral therapy with a group of people who have patterns of cognitive dysfunction. Click here to read the