Brain Health

“Pacemaker” could keep Alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms away

The therapy is already in use by hundreds of thousands of patients living with Parkinson’s disease to help overcome tremors. The use of Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Alzheimer’s is still in the experimental stage. 

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Blood test in development for Alzheimer’s detection

Researchers in Japan and Australia say they have made important progress in developing a blood test that could in future help doctors detect who might go on to get Alzheimer’s disease.

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Former brain injuries may lead to dementia down the road

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with dementia, but the association has not been studied over a long period of time.

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Marriage may have an effect on dementia rates

Dear Doctor: I recently read that marriage reduces the risk of mental decline in old age. I'm not sure I buy it. But, assuming it's true, why would that be?

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How to interpret a dementia patient’s wishes

The prevalence of dementia, estimated to affect 47 million individuals in 2015 and projected to more than triple to 132 million people by 2050, signifies a gaping need for more comprehensive advance care planning.

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Non-drug treatments can improve cognitive abilities for those with Alzheimer’s

While there are no drugs that can treat Alzheimer’s disease and reverse the memory and thinking problems it causes, a new study shows that some non-drug strategies may help to improve cognitive skills in some people with the illness.

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Biotechnology venture capitalists look to fund Alzheimer’s research

Many had an interest in finding companies that could tackle neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, though not much has caught their eyes so far. 

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UT Medical Center expands Alzheimer’s research

Inspired by coach Summitt's vision, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January 2017.

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All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

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Anxiety could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Anxiety could be one of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it may manifest more than a decade before the illness strikes, according to researchers at Harvard University.

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