Cardiology

Black, Hispanic families hit hardest by dementia

It can begin with the occasional missed bill payment. An inability to remember names. Telling the same story repeatedly. There may be personality changes or mood swings. Confusion. Over time, it's as if the person who once ...

Neuroscience

White matter changes in brain found in frontotemporal dementia

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer's disease. Now a new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team finds that people with dementia at higher risk for COVID-19

A study led by Case Western Reserve University researchers found that patients with dementia were at a significantly increased risk for COVID-19—and the risk was higher still for African Americans with dementia.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Education inequalities linked to increased cognitive aging in women

Improvements in access to education for girls over the last century in the UK are likely to have reduced differences in cognitive aging between men and women, potentially reducing sex disparities in dementia risk, finds a ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Keeping your brain sharp isn't about working more puzzles

Mental decline is one of the most feared aspects of growing older. People will do just about anything to prevent it, from swallowing supplements touted as memory boosters to spending hours solving Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

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