Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers identify biomarker for diagnosing vascular dementia

Measuring a key blood molecule may help doctors diagnose whether or how much impaired blood flow to a patient's brain is contributing to dementia or cognitive problems, according to a new study led by a UCLA Health researcher.


Migraine drug shows promise in treatment of acute kidney injury

The drug lasmiditan, which is used to treat migraines, shows promise as a possible treatment for acute kidney injury, according to a new study from the University of Arizona. The findings are published ahead of print in the ...


New hope for first treatment for strokes linked to dementia

Two cheap and common drugs could be re-purposed as the first specific treatment for people who experience a type of stroke linked to nearly half of all dementias, according to the results of new research.


What is vascular dementia?

Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, demonstrated that shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is associated with an almost 30% higher ...

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