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12 November 2018

Meditation and Music May Alter Blood Markers of Cellular Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Early Memory Loss

Kim E. Innes, MSPH, PhD

A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes may be directly related to improvements in memory and cognition, sleep, mood, and quality of life.

5 November 2018

Businessman issues global, multimillion dollar challenge for Alzheimer's solutions

Oskar Fischer

To expand the understanding and explanation of Alzheimer’s disease, United States businessman James Truchard has given a $5 million USD gift to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Sciences to establish the Oskar Fischer Project. The initiative will engage the world’s brightest minds in a comprehensive literature review with the goal of synthesizing that information into one simple explanation for the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

25 October 2018

Early Alzheimer’s Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

NF tangle in brainstem

UC San Francisco researchers, in collaboration with the unique Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies (BBAS) at the University of São Paulo, have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbances.

22 October 2018

Long-Running Study Identifies Modifiable Dementia Risk Factor in Older Adults

Rachel Mackey

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. The study, which draws on data collected from following hundreds of elderly Pittsburghers for more than 15 years, was published today in JAD.

19 October 2018

Hypothesis Underpinning Dementia Research ‘Flawed’

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist. The ‘Amyloid Cascade’ argues that a series of stages, starting from the deposition of a starch-like protein called amyloid and ending with dementia, should be reassessed. Prof Andrew Doig’s review of 120 scientific papers finds that the stages were not linked together in a cascade and the progression to dementia was not linear.

12 October 2018

A New Study Indicates Measuring the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease by Monitoring Major Brain Antioxidant Levels Using Non-Invasive Techniques

Dr. Pravat Mandal

In a breakthrough human study published in JAD, anti-oxidant glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer's patients compared to normal subjects. As GSH is a very important anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals, the findings give us another measure to use when diagnosing potential for the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease or recognizing those that are in the throes of Alzheimer’s advancement.

14 September 2018

Can a Novel High-Density EEG Approach Disentangle the Differences of Visual Event Related Potential (N170) in People with Subjective Cognitive Impairment?

Greek researchers investigated whether specific brain regions, which have been found to be highly activated after negative facial stimulus, are also activated in different groups of people with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) compared to healthy controls (HC).

1 September 2018

World Alzheimer's Month – Increasing Awareness: Share & Win!

Every year in September across the globe, efforts are made to increase awareness of AD and dementia – and the ongoing research into the disease – during World Alzheimer's Month. Join our commmunity in spreading awareness of the impact JAD has, and what our journal achieves in terms of advancing knowledge in the field, and you could be enter a draw to win a copy of our latest book! Read more

21 August 2018

Largest Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drivers of Brain Aging

Amen Clinics

In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from Amen Clinics (Costa Mesa, CA), Google, John’s Hopkins University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Francisco evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelerate brain aging. SPECT tomography) evaluates regional cerebral blood flow in the brain that is reduced in various disorders.

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