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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Dementia deaths rise during the summer of COVID, leading to concern

New statistics show that people with dementia have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness? A neurologist explains

A pitcher known for his mental game as well as his physical prowess, Tom Seaver died this week from Lewy body dementia. A doctor explains this troubling form of dementia.

Melissa J. Armstrong, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness?

A pitcher known for his mental game as well as his physical prowess, Tom Seaver died this week from Lewy body dementia. A doctor explains this troubling form of dementia.

Melissa J. Armstrong, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Florida • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and therefore a good time to talk about dementia. Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, but there are others to be aware of, a gerontologist explains.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~9 min

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How COVID-19 might increase risk of memory loss and cognitive decline

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?

Natalie C. Tronson, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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MicroRNAs: the 'junk' genetic material with huge potential to fight cancer and dementia

Tiny parts of our genome once thought useless are being turned into ways to diagnose and treat disease.

Alice Godden, PhD Candidate in Developmental Biology, University of East Anglia • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

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Alzheimer's and dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

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Alzheimer's: the 'switch-on moment' discovered

We now have the technology to identify people who are on a fast track to developing dementia.

Ivan Koychev, Senior Clinical Researcher, Dementia, University of Oxford • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

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