Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans

The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

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Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

Apathy – a lack of interest or motivation – could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a ‘window of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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This money problem may predict dementia

Unpaid bills and falling credit scores may signal a dementia diagnosis as long as six years before, researchers report.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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This money problem may predict dementia

Unpaid bills and falling credit scores may signal a dementia diagnosis as long as six years before, researchers report.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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Dementia risk may be higher for lesbian, gay, bi adults

On average, older lesbian, gay, and bi adults were more likely to fall into categories for mild cognitive impairment or early dementia, research finds.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~5 min

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New methods could spot Alzheimer’s before symptoms

"This is one of the first studies to [show] procedures for defining people in preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease who do and do not show signs..."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Noise may up chance of Alzheimer’s disease

Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Researchers show how to target a 'shape-shifting' protein in Alzheimer’s disease

A new study suggests that it is possible to design drugs that can target a type of shape-shifting protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, which was previously

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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