Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Detecting a specific kind of protein in a blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease far before symptoms begin to appear, reasearchers say.
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A blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease in people who have symptoms and even those who don't has been shown to work. Scientists still need to improve its accuracy rate to almost 100%, however.
July 30, 2020 • ~12 min
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First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.
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"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."
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Brain scans reveal differences among healthy older adults' ability to recall memories. New research digs into what causes the variations.
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Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.
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Researchers have found a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells – a potential advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
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