Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Buying time for people approaching Alzheimer's

Australians living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) could know five years in advance whether they are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia—according to new research from ...

Neuroscience

Brain fingerprints help doctors detect neurological disease

An EPFL scientist has found that brain fingerprints—or maps of the neural connections within our brain—can be used to detect a decline in cognitive ability. That's because the fingerprints are harder to detect in people ...

Ophthalmology

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Tooth loss associated with increased cognitive impairment, dementia

Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia—and with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows, according to a new analysis led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Novel study of high-potency cannabis shows some memory effects

Even before the pandemic made Zoom ubiquitous, Washington State University researchers were using the video conferencing app to research a type of cannabis that is understudied: the kind people actually use.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Hearing impairment tied to poorer physical function

Hearing impairment is associated with significantly poorer physical function and faster declines in physical function among older people over time compared with those with normal hearing, according to a study published online ...

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