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  • Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease June 23, 2017
    An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.
  • Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers June 23, 2017
    Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study.
  • Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia June 22, 2017
    Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report.
  • Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity June 22, 2017
    People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study.
  • New measures of aging may show 70 is the new 60 June 21, 2017
    A new study uses new measures of aging to scientifically illustrate that one’s actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, particularly in relation to population aging.
  • An end to population aging in China, Germany, USA June 21, 2017
    New measures of aging, combined with UN population projections, show that population aging is likely to end before 2100 in China, Germany, and the USA.
  • Trends in emergency room visits and costs for patients with shingles June 21, 2017
    A new study suggests that while emergency room visits for shingles has decreased for those vaccinated against either the chicken pox (18 to 19 years old) or the shingles (60 years and older), the patient population in-between (ages 20-59 years old) has experienced increased visits for the disease.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's June 21, 2017
    The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of […]
  • African plant extract offers new hope for Alzheimer's June 20, 2017
    A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.
  • Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels June 20, 2017
    The APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials in the field of Alzheimer's disease focus on decreasing beta-amyloid levels in the brain tissue. According to the study, a 30% life-long decrease in beta-amyloid levels is […]