Neuroscience

Music activates regions of the brain spared by Alzheimer's disease

Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of the brain for that emotional joint. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from ...

Oncology & Cancer

Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia

A new retrospective study of patient medical records suggests that men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as prostate cancer patients ...

Neuroscience

Study ties immune cells to delayed onset of post-stroke dementia

A single stroke doubles a person's risk of developing dementia over the following decade, even when that person's mental ability is initially unaffected. Why this delayed deterioration occurs has been a mystery. Now, Stanford ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No link between anesthesia, dementia in elderly

Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer's disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study says dementia is a terminal illness

The clinical course of advanced dementia, including uncomfortable symptoms such as pain and high mortality, is similar to that experienced by patients of other terminal conditions, according to scientists at the Institute ...

Dentistry

Cognitive decline and periodontitis

Cognitive functioning and dementia can dramatically affect the conditions for oral health. A new dissertation by researcher Helena Nilsson reveals after she participated in a unique global study on aging.

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