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23 September 2021

MIND Diet Linked to Better Cognitive Performance

Aging takes a toll on the body and on the mind. For example, the tissue of aging human brains sometimes develops abnormal clumps of proteins that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. How can you protect your brain from these effects? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that older adults may benefit from a specific diet called the MIND diet.

17 August 2021

2021 Alzheimer Award Goes to Giulio Taglialatela and Balaji Krishnan

bronze medial with the likeness of Alois Alzheimer

Amsterdam, NL – The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that the joint recipients of the 2021 Alzheimer Award are Giulio Taglialatela, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, and Balaji Krishnan, PhD, Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Neurology and Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch.

9 August 2021

New Scanning Technology Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Using Light

Researchers with the VA Bedford and VA Boston health care systems have developed a non-invasive optical technique to help detect Alzheimer’s disease. The new technique uses spectroscopy – measuring how light is scattered and absorbed when passing through matter – to identify structural changes in the brain. This scanning method could become a simple, completely non-invasive method of early Alzheimer’s detection, according to the researchers, and also has potential as a way to assess the effectiveness of treatment.

5 August 2021

Digital Neuropsychological Assessment May Become Standard After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the delivery of health care including neuropsychological evaluations. Telehealth procedures may become a standard feature in healthcare after the crisis has resolved. In a mini-forum published JAD experts describe how neuropsychological tests that combine digital technology with standard paper and pencil tests can reveal behavioral information not otherwise obtainable and facilitate earlier identification of individuals with emergent neurodegenerative and other neurological illness.

4 August 2021

Among Latinos, Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline

Obesity is linked to several cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as high blood sugar and hypertension, which are considered to be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, published in JAD, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report that obesity alone is not associated with cognitive decline among Latinos.

29 July 2021

When We Are Born Can Influence How Mentally Fit We Will Be in Old Age

According to a study published in JAD, people born in winter seem to carry a life-long disadvantage in cognitive ageing. Specifically, their cognitive skills are lower when compared to people born in other seasons, even when taking into account other influencing characteristics, such as their education, depression or cardiovascular diseases.

27 July 2021

Keystone Bio Advances a More Complete Explanation of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Toxic Virulence Factors

Keystone Bio presents a detailed review of the literature show incomplete human and animal model study design(s) for the “local” gingipains AD brain model, but rather using new data and existing publication(s) – support a “peripheral” model of Pg blood-transported toxic virulence factors/OMVs as the major delivery mechanism into the brain. This can now be integrated into a more unifying “concept” and explanation for the “infection hypothesis” for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementia-related disease(s).


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