Falls may signal Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Older people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's, before cognitive problems arise, are more likely to fall than people not on track to develop dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains older-adults health-and-medicine falls

Dementia caregiver depression grows over time

A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease depression dementia relationships health-and-medicine caregivers

9/11 first responder brains are 10 years ‘older’ than normal

First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.

Cassandra Genua-Stony Brook • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains ptsd health-and-medicine 911

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia brains blood health-and-medicine strokes

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia brains blood health-and-medicine strokes

The way tau spreads may lead to new dementia treatments

A new understanding of how tau proteins moves from neuron to neuron in the brain could pave the way for new ways to fight neurodegenerative diseases.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains proteins health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Can a low-carb diet reverse brain aging?

A new study shows that the effects of aging appear in the brain can appear in your 40s. Cutting carbohydrates may protect you, though.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia food aging brains biomarkers featured health-and-medicine

Hearing aids may protect your thinking ability

Using a hearing aid could help people ward off cognitive decline or even help them improve their thinking, researchers find.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dementia cognition hearing aging sound featured health-and-medicine

For guys, height comes with lower dementia risk

A new analysis of data from 666,333 Danish men born between 1939 and 1959 indicates a link between young men's height and their dementia risk later.

Anders Buch-Larsen-Copenhagen • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: dementia height health-and-medicine

Family caregivers rarely hear ‘do you need help?’

Fewer than one-third of caregivers say health care workers regularly ask if they need support. "It's a potential point of intervention for improving care."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dementia aging older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

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