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Tag: Dementia

Brainwaves
A new study published in Nature Neuroscience has shown that neuromodulation of low-frequency neuronal activity in the parietal cortex improved working memory, while high-frequency modulation in the prefrontal cortex improved long-term memory in older adults [1]. As people age, their cognitive abilities get worse. This includes memory decline, which might dramatically impact quality of life....
Blood pressure
A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, conducted by Dr. Wuxiang Xie and colleagues, examined the association of blood pressure with cognitive decline, dementia, and mortality [1]. This study included two cohorts: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). In this analysis, 7,566...
Lithium Pills
A study published in Plos Medicine has shown that lithium decreases the risk of developing dementia and some of its subtypes, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia [1]. Enigmatic but effective According to WHO, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias were the second-leading cause of death in high-income countries and the seventh globally in 2019. To...
Synaptic Transmission
Scientists have combined the popular antibiotic rifampicin with resveratrol to create a possible preventative treatment for age-related dementias [1]. Oligomers, not plaques? Age-related dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease, still defy current treatment options, impeding attempts to increase human lifespan. According to the theory of competing risks, we cannot hope to meaningfully increase lifespan until all...
Blood cells in an artery
A mouse study published in Aging Cell has outlined the similarities between artificially restricted cerebral blood flow and the reduced blood flow associated with aging. Aiming to understand vascular dementia Prior research has shown that reduced cerebral blood flow, known as hypoperfusion, results in vascular dementia and brain atrophy through multiple mechanisms, including neuroinflammation and...
Elderly woman sleeping
Quality sleep is one of the foundations of health, and a new study suggests that poor sleep quality is a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dementia is a rising global problem Worldwide, close to fifty million people currently live with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. According to the...

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