29 July 2021
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).
12 July 2021
During neuropsychological assessments, participants complete tasks designed to study memory and thinking. Based on their performance, the participants receive a score that researchers use to evaluate how well specific domains of their cognition are functioning. The study found that the use of a digital pen during cognitive assessments allows researchers to identify patterns of test performance that correlate with different measures of cognitive and physical function.
22 June 2021
The US is one of the only nations in the world that allows pharmaceutical companies to advertise directly to patients: now, TV ads have been linked with higher utilization rates for certain prescription drugs, especially among older patients. This is according to a study published in JAD and authored by Professor Robin Feldman of the University of California Hastings College of Law.
22 June 2021
A new book in the JAD book series Advances in Alzheimer's Disease links elevated air pollution exposure to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, with early signs of disease found even in toddlers and young adults with sustained high exposure.
18 June 2021
Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain’s emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a new study by researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and collaborating institutions suggests.
11 May 2021
A new review in JAD examines research that finds spiritual fitness, a new concept in medicine that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, and Kirtan Kriya, a simple 12-minute meditative practice, may reduce multiple risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
10 May 2021
COVID-19 Lockdown Increases Depression in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: Is This Backed by Research?
The lockdown, as implemented to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, has drastically changed our everyday lives. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease, especially those who live in retirement homes, are not indifferent to the dramatic impact of the lockdown on social interactions.
10 May 2021
New Study Reveals an Association Between the Presence of Certain Infections and Later Development of Alzheimer’s Disease
A large-scale population-based study led by Dr. Paul Brassard, of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, discovered that there is an association between infectious disease burden and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
27 April 2021
A new University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-led study examined the relationship of neighborhood greenness, such as trees, shrubs, or grass, to Alzheimer’s disease, Non-Alzheimer’s dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The study found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20% and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11%.