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Could taking statins prevent dementia, disability?

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has funded a major study to examine the overall benefits and risks of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins in adults age 75 or older without cardiovascular disease. The trial will help determine whether a statin can help prevent dementia and disability in this age group, as well as heart attacks and other cardiovascular-related deaths, while not increasing risks of adverse health outcomes. Funding for the trial, called Pragmatic Evaluation of Events and Benefits of Lipid-Lowering in Older Adults (PREVENTABLE), is expected to total $90 million over the next seven years. NIA is part of the National Institutes of Health.

MRI may help doctors differentiate causes of memory loss

A UCLA-led study has found that MRI scans can help doctors distinguish whether a person's memory loss is being caused by Alzheimer's disease or by traumatic brain injury.

Dementia and Diabetes: New Research Delves into the Brain’s Metabolic Function

Type 2 diabetes is linked to a two-fold or higher increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers presented findings at Neuroscience 2019, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, that delved into the link between dementia and the metabolic system in the brain.

Biogen Dropped Me From Their Cancelled Alzheimer’s Study; Now They’re Bringing It Back

I wasn’t yet fully awake this morning when I started poking through my Facebook feed and saw the head-spinning news that Biogen had reversed itself and was now asking the FDA to approve its experimental Alzheimer’s drug.

8 Evidence-Based Steps to Improving Brain Health (And What Your Doctor May Not Tell You)

Here’s the surprising truth about brain health: there is a lot you can do.

If your brain was like a bicep, you may exercise it everyday, rewarded by the tone and definition you were developing with each passing workout. The central command center of the body, the brain is an organ that acts much like a muscle.

Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Detectable In Blood Samples

Could our blood show signs of Alzheimer’s before the disease is properly diagnosed? One new study aimed to find out whether epigenetic changes, or modifications in gene expression, could be identified in a person’s blood to help detect Alzheimer’s.

PROMOTING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR

Amy Bleakley's research runs the gamut from adolescents to Alzheimer's disease, dental cavities to clinical trials, but she says the topics are not as different as they might appear.

Alzheimer’s research reset

After some costly and disappointing drug trial failures, the field welcomes a funding surge, tools for tracking disease, and interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle one of science’s most stubborn puzzles.

A road map for including Latinos and African Americans in Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that is still on the rise and that does not have a current effective treatment or cure. The limited inclusion of Latinos and African Americans in research will only worsen the outlook, though the success of efforts bubbling up across the country could help us keep up with the disease.

New study shows potential link between bad quality sleep and Alzheimer’s in Hispanics

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study.