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There are countless factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia, from genetics to blood pressure levels. Now, it turns out that your waist size may also be a marker for dementia.
November 5, 2019
by GatesNotes
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In a decision likely to stir scientific debate across the world, China's health regulator conditionally approved a new Alzheimer's drug for patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the...
Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the disease.
The brain waves generated during deep sleep appear to trigger a cleaning system in the brain that protects it against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Frequent social contact—regularly seeing friends and family—during midlife was associated with a lower likelihood of dementia diagnosis in later life, according to a recent study in PLOS...
I have spent my entire career interested in the mysteries of the brain: what it looks like, how it works and what happens when it doesn’t. Alzheimer’s disease has been the primary focus of my...
October 23, 2019
by National Institute on Aging
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...
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.
In an unexpected reversal, pharmaceutical giant Biogen said it will pursue US Food and Drug Administration approval for aducanumab, an experimental treatment for early Alzheimer's disease, ...