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Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Tied to Dementia Risk
August 21, 2020   

A recent study examined whether orthostatic hypotension and visit-to-visit blood pressure postural changes variability are associated with incident dementia. The study involved 2,131 people aged 73 years old on average. Repeatedly over a period of five years, researchers A recent study examined whether orthostatic hypotension and visit-to-visit blood pressure postural changes variability are associated with incident dementia. The study involved 2,131 people aged 73 years old on average. Over a period of five years, researchers...
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Biogen Submits Application for US Approval for Alzheimer Drug
July 27, 2020   

Biogen completed the submission of a Biologics License Application for its monoclonal antibody aducanumab to the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease...
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Pointing a Finger at Parkinson's Disease Dementia
January 12, 2018   

As many as 80% of patients with Parkinson's disease develop dementia (PDD)—a dementia that can be somewhat difficult to distinguish from Alzheimer's disease (AD). Appropriate diagnosis is key to planning as well as future application of disease-modifying treatments...
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Ex-NFL Player Confirmed as First Case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Living Patient
November 17, 2017   

New research appears to confirm that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracer can identify the distinctive brain tau pathology of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living person....
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Cognitive Remediation Can Improve Cognitive Function in Bipolar Disorder
November 3, 2017   

Cognitive remediation produced significant improvements over an active control in several cognitive domains...
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Combination Therapy Most Effective For Severe Pediatric Anxiety
October 23, 2017   

A recent secondary analysis of the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS) was conducted to investigate predictors and moderators of pediatric anxiety...
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Greater Cortical Thickness in Elderly Female Yoga Practitioners
July 22, 2017   

Yoga, mind-body activity has been associated with positive changes in brain structure and function, especially in areas related to attention, executive functions, and memory. Normal aging corresponds with structural and functional brain changes, that involve decreased cognitive function. In a recent cross-sectional study...
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A Cross-Sectional Comparison of Brain Glucose and Ketone Metabolism in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Early Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
July 19, 2017   

Deteriorating brain glucose metabolism precedes the clinical onset of AD and contributes to its etiology. Ketone bodies, mainly ß-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate are the primary alternative fuel to glucose. In a recent study...
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Predicting the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment- Mayo Clinic Study of Aging
July 16, 2017   

A recent longitudinal study conducted by the Mayo Clinic examined approximately 1500 participants to develop risk scores for the progression from cognitively normal (CN) to mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
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Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function in Older Adults: Meta-Analysis
May 1, 2017   

A new meta-analysis has shown that physical exercise improves cognitive functioning in healthy adults over the age of 50...
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