Fish oil has been promised to provide all sorts of health benefits – from boosting our heart health, protecting our brain and easing arthritis. Here’s how the claims stack up for fish and supplements.
Blood tests would offer a faster, less invasive way of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.
These blood tests results need care when interpreting, and they can not they predict how the disease will affect each person.
Researchers are zeroing in on understanding what goes awry in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Despite decades of starts and stops, new treatments and key genetic discoveries are giving researchers great hope for slowing or eventually preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Several new drugs have recently been approved in the US to treat Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re not quite the breakthrough that some are claiming.
Advanced Alzheimer’s disease can be seen on brain scans, but gathering more data could allow for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Disorders such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy are difficult to diagnose with only occasional doctor visits. A new approach would allow fathering of extensive real-world data directly from patients.
Nebuchadnezzar – William Blake (c.1805). Tate Britain.
Humans have attempted to understand and treat mental illness for centuries – from ancient Greek medicine, Middle Ages exorcisms and the rise of asylums, to modern medical breakthroughs.
Modifiable risk factors for dementia include high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and infrequent social contact.
While there is no guarantee of warding off cognitive decline, encouraging people to be physically, mentally and socially active could potentially keep a significant number of dementia cases at bay.
In the short-term, inflammation is a sign your body is healing. But persistent levels of inflammation in blood and tissue, called ‘inflammaging’, is linked to disease. Diet might help.
The drug has been hailed as a ‘turning point’ in Alzheimer’s treatment. But keep in mind the trial only included participants with early or mild disease. And while it slowed decline, it’s not a cure.
Journalist and broadcaster Fiona Phillips shared her diagnosis recently.
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Around one in 20 people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed before the age of 65.
People living with dementia often become more confused in the late afternoon and into the night. Why, and what can we do about it?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia. This is a term used to describe a range of symptoms linked to the decline in brain function with age.
A machine learning algorithm was able to accurately predict those with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease based on their gut microbe composition.
The surprising parallel between spider silk spinning and fibres toxic to humans could lead to new clues about how to fight neurodegenerative disorders.
Addressing the increased risks of certain diseases among those with Down syndrome could help improve their quality of life.
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People with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome 21. Understanding the effects of those triplicated genes could help improve the health of those with Down syndrome and other medical conditions.
Past age 50, men are much more likely to have REM sleep behavior disorder than women.
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REM sleep behavior disorder is characterized by acting out dreams, which may include shouting, kicking and punching during sleep.
The Booker Prizes.
Judges called it a profound novel that asks the contemporary question: what happens to us when our memories disappear?
The much-discussed weight-loss jab may be good for treating Britain’s biggest killer: dementia. Trials are underway.
Donanemab targets amyloid plaques in the brain.
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Late-stage trial results suggest the drug can slow cognitive decline by 35%.
But it could still save you from dementia.