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Meditative Practice and Spiritual Wellbeing May Preserve Cognitive Function in Aging

May 11, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – It is projected that up to 152 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by 2050. To date there are no drugs that have a substantial positive impact on either the prevention or reversal of cognitive decline. A growing body of evidence finds that targeting lifestyle and vascular risk factors have a beneficial effect on overall cognitive performance. A new review in the new review in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, published by IOS Press, examines research that finds spiritual fitness, a new concept in medicine that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, and Kirtan Kriya, a simple 12-minute meditative practice, may reduce multiple risk factors for AD.

May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Lockdown Increases Depression in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: Is This Backed by Research?

May 10, 2021 - Nantes, France – The lockdown, as implemented to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, has drastically changed our everyday lives. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), especially those who live in retirement homes, are not indifferent to the dramatic impact of the lockdown on social interactions.

May 10, 2021

New Study Reveals an Association Between the Presence of Certain Infections and Later Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 10, 2021 - Montreal, QC, Canada – A large-scale population-based study led by Paul Brassard, MD, of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, discovered that there is an association between infectious disease burden and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results are published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

May 10, 2021

The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias

April 27, 2021 - Miami, FL, USA – A new University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-led study examined the relationship of neighborhood greenness, such as trees, shrubs, or grass, to Alzheimer’s disease, Non-Alzheimer’s dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The study – published online on April 1, 2021 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease – found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20% and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11%.

April 27, 2021