Unique form of dementia is common, may require alternate therapies, experts say
Jun 15, 2022
Brain changes linked to a recently identified form of dementia may be present in fully 40% of older adults, neurologists say.
Apathy and anxiety may be earliest signs of amyloid-related brain damage, study finds
Mar 18, 2022
Amyloid-beta pathology may drive common behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease — before changes to memory and cognition are evident, investigators say.
Damage to brain network helps explain dementia patients’ resistance to change
Mar 15, 2022
New study results are a reminder to help patients with dementia by taking more time to anticipate and communicate changes, investigators say.
Mild COVID-19 linked to brain changes in older adults
Mar 09, 2022
Mild cases of COVID-19 may lead to measurable brain tissue changes and cognitive decline, especially in older adults, an unusual study of pre- and post-infection brain scans finds.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 2
Feb 02, 2022
Vitamin D lowers risk of autoimmune disease by 22% … Daily exercise helps improve brain function in older adults, new study finds … Universal healthcare bill fails in California … Weight loss may...
Manageable risks for dementia and heart disease are closely linked, AHA’s annual report finds
Jan 27, 2022
There is growing evidence that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. But that knowledge and awareness has not yet trickled down to patients, the authors say.
Exposure to more estrogen through midlife may lessen brain’s vulnerability to Alzheimer’s
Dec 20, 2021
Women who have been exposed to more estrogen due in part to reproductive history are less likely to show brain shrinkage tied to Alzheimer’s disease, investigators say.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 24
Nov 24, 2021
Aduhelm tied to brain swelling in nearly 40% of patients, but few have symptoms, drugmaker says … Operators push back as nursing homes fined nearly $1 million over state vaccination rules … BP drug...
Listening to favorite music may improve cognitive function of Alzheimer’s patients
Nov 10, 2021
Music that holds a special meaning stimulates the brains of Alzheimer’s patients in key areas, a new study finds. The results support personalized, music-based interventions for people with dementia,...
Brain fog may last 8 months after bout with COVID-19, patient study finds
Oct 25, 2021
Many recovered patients had problems with executive functioning, which can include trouble with organization, listening and attention, as well as processing speed, category fluency, memory encoding, and...