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New model may help detect dementia early

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 19:18

Researchers have developed a new statistical model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer`s disease.

Magnesium can help ward off mental decline in elderly

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 13:14

A new study has shown that magnesium deficiency in adults may play a more important role in cognitive impairment.

Being bilingual could delay risk of dementia by 5 years

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:45

A new study has shown that people who speak more than 1 language, tend to develop dementia up to 5 years later than those who are monolingual.

High blood-sugar makes Alzheimer`s more deadly

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 15:33

A new study has revealed that high blood-sugar levels, such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes, make beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer`s disease dramatically more toxic to cells lining blood vessels in the brain.

Specific molecules that can be targeted to treat Alzheimer`s disease identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 16:08

Researchers have identified a specific set of microRNAs that detrimentally regulate protein levels in the brains of mice with Alzheimer`s disease and beneficially regulate protein levels in the brains of other mice living in a stimulating environment.

11 new `risk genes` tied to Alzheimer`s discovered

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 17:09

Researchers have identified 11 new regions of the genome that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer`s disease, doubling the number of potential genetics-based therapeutic targets to investigate.

Red wine compound may help prevent Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:30

Researchers including an Indian-origin scientist have discovered a link between ApoE4 and SirT1, an "anti-aging protein" targeted by resveratrol, present in red wine.

Hardening of arteries also increases Alzheimer`s risk

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:12

A new research has claimed that among elderly people showing no signs of dementia, hardening of the arteries could lead to the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.

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