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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find intriguing connections between Alzheimer's disease and other common conditions

A study has found that while some medical conditions appear to increase our likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease, others appear to decrease the odds.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Black adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease live in more polluted areas, study finds

A study by Duke and Columbia Universities finds older, non-white adults are more likely to live in areas with higher air pollution and near toxic disposal sites, among or environmental injustices, potentially underlying their ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Evaluating a new group training tool for the prevention of dementia

Solving a quiz as a group while moving around the room at the same time—this combination is the basis of a new tool designed to prevent dementia. Researchers developed and evaluated it in the "go4cognition" project with ...

Genetics

Over 20,000 people join UK search for new dementia treatments

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to involve healthy individuals ...

Neuroscience

Stressful life events can increase your risk of Alzheimer's

Stressful life events, such as the death of a loved one or divorce, put a person at greater risk of developing dementia in later life, a recent study has found. But only if the stressful event happened in childhood or midlife.