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Symptoms of Depression Predict Dementia

People who develop a combination of mild cognitive problems and depressive symptoms in old age are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than are their age peers with mild cognitive disorders and no symptoms of depression. This was the conclusion of a study conducted at the University of Antwerp, in which scientists followed a large group of elderly people with mild cognitive impairment.

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Cocoa Extract May Counter Specific Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease

Insights into mechanisms behind cocoa’s benefit may lead to new treatments or dietary regimens: A specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in patients’ brains long before they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Bob Olsson, PhD, Wins 2014 Alzheimer Award

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is are proud to announce that Bob Olsson, PhD, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Alzheimer Award presented by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in recognition of his outstanding work on microglia markers and Alzheimer’s disease.

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