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Psychology & Psychiatry

Dementia metaphors help describe the condition, but can also perpetuate stigma and hinder treatment

Half a million Canadians are living with dementia and one in five Canadians has cared for someone with dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for many conditions causing "loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists find brain mechanism tied to age-related memory loss

Working with rats, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain responsible for a common type of age-related memory loss. The work, published today in Current Biology, sheds light on ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Mass spectrometry to detect key markers of Alzheimer's

A group of Skoltech scientists led by Professor Evgeny Nikolaev in collaboration with colleagues from MIPT, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of RAS, and Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of RAS has overviewed ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Risk factors for dementia may vary with age, finds study

Which vascular risk factors are associated with the risk of developing dementia may vary with age. A new study shows that among people around age 55, the risk of developing dementia over the next 10 years was increased in ...

Neuroscience

Choroid plexus volume linked to Alzheimer's disease

Increased volume of an important structure in the brain called the choroid plexus is linked to greater cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.

Neuroscience

The added burden of young onset Alzheimer's disease

People diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at a younger age will experience faster symptom progression than their older counterparts, a new study has found, potentially causing their support systems to fall behind.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The 3 midlife factors that raise your odds for Alzheimer's

Certain lifestyle factors can sway the risk of dementia, and a new study points to the top threats to Americans these days: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Medicare policy changes tied to drop in hospice use for dementia

Recent changes in Medicare policies are associated with reductions in the share of patients with an Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) code receiving hospice care, according to a study published online May 6 in ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

FDA OKs marketing of new test to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval for the Lumipulse G β-Amyloid Ratio (1-42/1-40) test, the first in vitro diagnostic test for early detection of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer disease, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

LATE: A common but largely unknown cause of dementia

If dementia is a general term that means thinking and memory has deteriorated to the point that it interferes with day-to-day function, what are the top three disorders that cause dementia in older individuals?