For White Middle Class, Moderate Drinking Is Linked to Cognitive Health in Old Age

August 2, 2017 - San Diego, US – Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study. More...

August 2, 2017

A Protein Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease May Also be Implicated in Cognitive Abilities in Children

August 1, 2017 - Bergen, Norway – Rare mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) have previously been shown to be strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Common genetic variants in this protein may also be linked to intelligence (IQ) in children, according to recent research performed at the University of Bergen, Norway. More...

August 1, 2017

Vascular Risk Factors and Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Therapeutic Opportunity?

August 1, 2017 - Ancona, Italy – Currently, no possibility exists to reliably quantify the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) onset in the general population and in subjects with mild cognitive impairment. Metabolic and genetic factors involved in increasing the probability of developing dementia have already been identified. Some vascular risk factors, as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes or smoking can cause a derangement in extra or intracranial vessels architecture, which can be responsible for an early aging of the brain. However, reliable tools for early identification of subjects at greater risk of evolution from mild cognitive impairment to AD are not available. More...

August 1, 2017

Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

August 7, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. More...

August 7, 2017