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26 March 2019

Study Published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Finds No Causal Link Between Smoking and Dementia

Erin Abner

It's an irrefutable fact that smoking is bad for you. Study after study has proven that smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes -- even blindness. But dementia? Not so fast. A recent study has demonstrated that smoking is not associated with a higher risk of dementia. Many previous studies have found a correlation between smoking and dementia. However, Erin Abner of the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and colleagues wanted to explore outcomes using a different method of data analysis.

28 January 2019

In Life and Death, Alzheimer’s Disease Looks Different among Hispanic Patients

Researchers at Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), part of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that autopsies of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) when they were alive – and confirmed by autopsy – indicate many cognitive issues symptomatic of the condition are less noticeable in living Hispanic patients.

17 January 2019

Psychological Distress is a Risk Factor for Dementia: Results from a Danish Population-Based Study

A new study suggests that vital exhaustion, which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress, is a risk factor for future risk of dementia. Researchers from the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen have, in collaboration with the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, and the Danish Dementia Research Centre, shown that being distressed in late midlife is associated with a higher risk of dementia in later life.

21 December 2018

Air Pollution in Mexico City is Associated with the Development of Alzheimer's Disease in Children and Young Adults

A new study by researchers at the Universities of Montana, Valle de México, Boise State, Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría and Paul-Flechsig-Institute for Brain Research heightens together with German company Analytik Jena concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer’s pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) urbanites.

19 December 2018

Anniversary Year Draws to a Close

Visitors to our website are no doubt aware that JAD celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018! Over the course of 20 years, our journal has published more papers on Alzheimer's disease (AD) than any other journal and received more citations than any other AD-focused journal. To mark this special occasion, we published an open access special anniversary issue in March.

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.

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