Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Machine learning gives nuanced view of Alzheimer's stages

A Cornell University-led collaboration has used machine learning to pinpoint the most accurate means and timelines for anticipating the advancement of Alzheimer's disease in people who are either cognitively normal or experiencing ...


Study: Antioxidant flavonols linked to slower memory decline

People who eat or drink more foods with antioxidant flavonols, which are found in several fruits and vegetables as well as tea and wine, may have a slower rate of memory decline, according to a study published in Neurology.


How repairing the gut saves brain function after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death, dementia and serious long-term disability. According to the American Heart Association, stroke patients also have a greater risk of depression, which negatively affects functional and cognitive ...


Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed before symptoms emerge

A large study led by Lund University in Sweden has shown that people with Alzheimer's disease can now be identified before they experience any symptoms. It is now also possible to predict who will deteriorate within the next ...


Parental nicotine use and addiction risk for children

In the United States in 2021, about one in every 50 high school students reported smoking a cigarette in the past month, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey. For the same time frame, that number jumped to one in ...


New biomarker could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease early

A definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) was once only possible after someone had died, but recent biomarker studies have led to the development of imaging and spinal fluid tests for those still living. However, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can music help someone with Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away and die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect memory, ...

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