Toronto AD Convention: Where Your Work Matters

Credit: Thinkstock  The latest research released at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto suggests that people who work closely with fellow humans, rather than machines or data, may be better positioned to manage the onset of Alzheimer's.  The study data shows that a cognitively stimulating lifestyle may even counteract the negative cognitive effects of an unhealthy diet, which has been associated with...
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Alzheimer's &DementiaAuthor(s): Yue Leng, Susan Redline, Katie L. Stone, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Kristine YaffeAbstractIntroductionLittle is known about the longitudinal association between napping and cognitive impairment in older adults.MethodsWe used wrist actigraphy to measure naps in 2751 community-dwelling older men. Cognition was assessed repeatedly over 12 years, and clinically significant cognitive impairment was determined by physician diagnosis, Alzheimer's medication use or a significant cognitive decline.ResultsAfter adjustment for all covariates, me...
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
We report on 674 individuals who met standard eligibility criteria (282 AD-affected participants [42% of the sample], 115 individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) [17% of the sample], and 277 cognitively healthy individuals [41% of the sample]). There are 43 possible multiplex families (10 families with 4 or more AD-affected members and 3 families with 3 AD-affected members). Most individuals in our cohort were ascertained from the Metro, Bayaman, and Cauguas health regions. Across health regions, we found differences in ancestral backgrounds and select clinical traits. Discussion: The multisource ascertainment ap...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
PMID: 31205111 [PubMed - in process]
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CONCLUSIONS: The varied pharmacologic mechanisms of NBP involve many complex molecular mechanisms; however, there many unknown pharmacologic effects await further study. PMID: 31205106 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): K. Gzielo, Z. Soltys, Z. Rajfur, Z.K. SetkowiczAbstractKetogenic diet is reported to protect against cognitive decline, drug-resistant epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, damaging effect of ischemic stroke and many neurological diseases. Despite mounting evidence that this dietary treatment works, the exact mechanism of its protective activity is largely unknown. Ketogenic diet acts systemically, not only changing GABA signaling in neurons, but also influencing the reliance on mitochondrial respiration, known to be disrupted in many neurological disea...
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A study of adults aged 50 and over found that decline in memory and thinking was faster after a heart attack or angina, but not before.
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Chaoran Chen, ShuFang Xia, Jialiang He, Guangli Lu, Zhenxing Xie, Hongjie HanAbstractTaurine is a key functional amino acid with many functions in the nervous system. The effects of taurine on cognitive function have aroused increasing attention. First, the fluctuations of taurine and its transporters are associated with cognitive impairments in physiology and pathology. This may help diagnose and treat cognitive impairment though mechanisms are not fully uncovered in existing studies. Then, taurine supplements in cognitive impairment of differe...
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Antihypertensive treatment was not only safe in patients with Alzheimer's disease, but blood flow in the hippocampus actually increased, a substudy of the NILVAD trial suggests.Medscape Medical News
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As one of the five major senses, you could argue that our sense of smell is the least important. Sight, hearing, touch, and taste may poll better than smell, but try telling that to someone who has lost their sense of smell entirely. The truth is that loss of the ability to smell comes with a significant cost, because olfaction serves several purposes that affect quality of life and even safety, including stimulation of appetite enhancement of the sense of taste alerting you to which foods should not be eaten (if they’re rotting, for example) warning you of danger (as with smoke warning of fire). Loss of smell can ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain and cognitive health Ear, nose, and throat Source Type: blogs
For Les Kish, playing is bittersweet as it reminds him he won't be able to return back home for his final years.
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