Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders

Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests.

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A six-item scale can quickly help doctors measure the severity of grief in caregivers of persons with dementia, researchers from Singapore report.

Fundus photography may help doctors predict which patients are at risk for future mild cognitive impairment and dementia, new research suggests.

Older adults who already have some cognitive impairment, but not dementia, may find their thinking skills improve when they start doing aerobic exercise like walking or cycling a few times a week, a small experiment suggests.

Researchers have categorized Alzheimer's disease into six distinct conditions based on cognitive function at the time of diagnosis and genetic data demonstrating biological differences across groups.

Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia, a new study suggests.

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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