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28 August 2023

Eat your vegetables to protect your brain

C. Kathleen Dorey

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease by a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty member shows that brain levels of dietary lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and vitamin E in those with Alzheimer’s disease are half those in normal brains. Higher dietary levels of lutein and zeaxanthin have been strongly linked to better cognitive functions and lower risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

15 August 2023

Older women at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may benefit from yoga

Helen Lavretsky

Researchers at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, using a type of MRI that measures activity in regions and subregions of the brain, found that Kundalini yoga, which combines movement and meditation and focuses on breathing, mantra recitation and mental visualization, increased connectivity in an area of the brain that can be impacted by stress and is associated with memory decline.

7 August 2023

New Early Alzheimer’s treatment Shows Improvement in Cognition

Heather Sandison

Dr. Heather Sandison, a leading expert in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) care, has recently published a groundbreaking study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, highlighting significant improvements in cognitive function among individuals with cognitive decline. The study is the second to employ a multimodal, individualized care plan and offers further hope for managing and potentially reversing cognitive impairment.

7 August 2023

FSU researcher finds potential new tool for early identification of dementia risk

Angelina Sutin

Research at the Florida State University College of Medicine has identified a potential low-cost method for predicting if a person is at risk of developing dementia. By analyzing data from nearly 13,000 subjects who participated in a long-term aging study, researchers found that an interviewer’s rating of a cognitively healthy person’s memory successfully predicted the likelihood of developing dementia over a 15-year period.

10 July 2023

2023 Alzheimer Award Goes to Henning Tiemeier, MD, PhD, and Rosanne Freak-Poli, PhD

Alzheimer Award

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce the joint recipients of the 2023 Alzheimer Award are Henning Tiemeier and Rosanne Freak-Poli. The 2023 winning paper, "Loneliness, Not Social Support, Is Associated with Cognitive Decline and Dementia Across Two Longitudinal Population-Based Cohorts", presents important insights into the impact of poor social health, specifically loneliness, on cognitive decline and risk of dementia in older adults.

29 June 2023

Open access sister journal to JAD receives first impact factor

JAD Reports

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports (JAD Reports) and its publisher IOS Press are proud to announce that JAD Reports has received its first impact factor of 3.2 according to Clarivate's 2023 edition of the Web of Science Journal Citation Reports™ (Emerging Sources Citation Index). This represents an impressive first number for this quality open access publication.

23 June 2023

Phone Menu Test Detects Who May Be at Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mass General Brigham

A new study by investigators from Mass General Brigham has found that a brief, simulated task of navigating a phone menu can detect the earliest changes in daily functioning in people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Investigators found that an older adult’s performance on the test, which can be completed in a matter of minutes, was associated with the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, including amyloid and tau depositions in the brain. The findings could help inform prevention trials testing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease before pronounced symptoms of cognitive decline begin.


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