Physically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop Dementia
Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia according to a new study.byAlzheimer's Reading RoomThe information in this study is significant.An important finding of the study is thatwhen highly fit women did develop dementia, they developed the disease an average of 11 years later than women who were moderately fit, or at age 90 instead of age 79.Previous studies indicate that if the onset of Alzheimer's could be delayed to the age of 90,the number of people living with dementia would be cut in half.Currently,at age 80 there is a thirty percent of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaThere is no known treatment or cure for Alzheimer's.However there is a growing body of evidence that it is possible to "delay" the onset of Alzheimer's. This is what we should be focusing on right now.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowThis might sound harsh but you might die before you get to Stage 1 Alzheimer's.I think most of you will agree that we "wished" our loved one's had an extra 5 - 11 years of Alzheimer's free life.Women with high physical fitness at middle age were nearly 90 percent less likely to develop dementia decades later, compared to women who were moderately fit.From Rudy Tanzi -6 Ways to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy As You AgeThe study measured the women ’s cardiovascula...
Authors: Tranchant C Abstract Several environmental toxics are known to induce or to increase occurrence of Parkinson disease while other toxics can provoke basal ganglia necrosis and dopa resistant parkinsonism. After this introduction, the relationship between environment and parkinsonism will be illustrated by 3 short papers: interaction gene-environment, manganese induced Parkinsonism and the Caribbean Food toxins Parkinson plus syndromes. PMID: 31227125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: It appears that cycling has a positive effect on walking speed, walking ability and balance. Functional electrical stimulation combined with cycling has positive effects on balance beyond cycling alone. PMID: 31227660 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Neurological patients showed a misperception of the verticality, estimated using the SVV. The neurological pathology that most alters the SVV is stroke. PMID: 31227659 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Textures of the hippocampus, precuneus and posterior cingulate cortex predicted conversion from MCI to Alzheimer disease at an earlier time point and with higher accuracy than hippocampal volume. PMID: 31228173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Leng Y, Redline S, Stone KL, Ancoli-Israel S, Yaffe K Abstract INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the longitudinal association between napping and cognitive impairment in older adults. METHODS: We 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. RESULTS: After adjustment for all covariates, men with longer napping duration had greater cognitive decline and higher risk of...
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple sessions of STT practice can improve paretic arm function and decrease TCI bilaterally, with no additional benefit of prior cTBS. Our results suggest that improvement in STT practice following M1c cTBS scaled with change in paretic arm function in some individuals. Our results highlight the need for a better understanding of the mechanisms of cTBS to effectively identify who may benefit from this form of brain stimulation. PMID: 31227676 [PubMed - in process]
This study aimed to assess the time course of hemodynamic patterns of cortical sensorimotor areas using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and motor recovery within three months after a stroke. METHOD: Eight right-handed first ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke patients (60±8 years, 3 women) with mild to severe hemiparesis were examined with repetitive fNIRS measurements and motor recovery tests (Fugl-Meyer score) during two months. Hemodynamic changes over the ipsilesional and contralesional sensorimotor areas were collected from a multi-channel fNIRS system during intermittent isometric muscle contractions...
CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot study, repeated sessions of bi-hemispheric tDCS coupled with resistance training were found safe and tolerable for individuals at the chronic phase post-stroke. However, the use of tDCS did not result in additional sensorimotor improvements when compared to sham-tDCS. Further research is needed to better assess the clinical benefits of combining non-invasive transcranial stimulation with rehabilitation after a stroke. PMID: 31227673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our study revealed that infusion of muscimol into the contralateral motor cortex during the repair stage could partially improve the behavioral performances without promoting axonal growth from uninjured hemisphere motor cortex to the denervated striatum and spinal cord, nor did it prevent the expression of axonal growth inhibitors in peri-lesioned cortex. More detailed studies will be required to clarify the role of GABAA Rs in regulating the behavioral recovery after a stroke. PMID: 31227671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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