28 July 2015
Coffee Consumption Habits Impact the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment: The Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging
A new study estimates the association between change or constant habits in coffee consumption and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment, evaluating 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 subjects, aged 65-84 year old, from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a population-based sample from eight Italian municipalities with a 3.5-year median follow-up.
22 July 2015
In a large population-based study of randomly selected participants in Germany, researchers found that mild cognitive impairment occurred significantly more often in individuals diagnosed with a lower ankle brachial index, which is a marker of generalized atherosclerosis and thus cumulative exposure to cardiovascular risk factors during lifetime.
16 July 2015
Having high blood pressure in your 50’s may impact your ability to keep track or plan ahead in your 80’s. This study reports a connection between high blood pressure at a younger age can affect cognition many years later. It currently appears in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
14 July 2015
Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: New Journal Article Highlights Benefits of Meditation and Spiritual Fitness
Meditation and spiritual fitness are key components in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to a new article, “Stress, Meditation, and Alzheimer’s Prevention: Where the Evidence Stands”, published in an early online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 48(1).
14 July 2015
Individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) are at twice the risk of others in their age group of progressing to Alzheimer’s disease. Although no conclusive test exists to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s, new research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas is attempting to identify a potential biomarker that could offer a more complete picture of who is most at risk.
26 June 2015
The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease is proud to announce that Hartmuth Kolb, PhD, Head of Neuroscience Biomarkers, Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, CA, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Alzheimer Award presented by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in recognition of his outstanding work on the importance and imaging of neurofibrillary tangles and Alzheimer’s disease.
24 June 2015
The amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) posits that sticky aggregations or plaques of amyloid-beta peptides accumulate over time in the brain, triggering a series of events that ultimately result in the full-blown neurodegenerative disorder. However, in a new study published in JAD, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System suggest the picture is not so clear-cut, reporting that early indicators or biomarkers of AD development are not fixed in a specific sequence.
10 June 2015
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has revealed that a treatment taken daily by people who have had organ transplants to prevent organ rejection protects against Alzheimer’s disease. An early online version of this paper detailing the findings has been published and is scheduled for publication in the July 7 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
25 May 2015
In a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr Rebekah Ahmed and colleagues found that patients with dementia show a decrease in sexual relations with their partners. The study, led by NeuRA’s Prof John Hodges focused specifically on patients with frontotemporal dementia, the second most common cause of young-onset dementia (aged less than 65 years), which is typically associated with changes in behaviour and personality.
5 May 2015
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may affect as many as 5.5 million Americans. Scientists currently are seeking treatments and therapies found in common foods that will help stave off the disease or prevent it completely. Now, University of Missouri researchers have determined that a compound found in green tea, and voluntary exercise, slows the progression of the disease in mice and may reverse its effects.