Dementia patients could remain at home longer thanks to ground breaking technology

Innovative new technology will enable people with dementia to receive round the clock observation and live independently in their own homes, a new study in the Journal PL0S One reports. During this unique study, researchers from the University of Surrey in partnership with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have developed state of the art AI […]

How does alcohol influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease?

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that some of the genes affected by alcohol and inflammation are also implicated in processes that clear amyloid beta — the protein that forms globs of plaques in the brain and which contributes to neuronal damage and the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Previous […]

4 New AI software accurately identifies commonest cause of stroke and dementia

Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods. New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of small vessel disease, […]

Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia

Could your age, marital status, BMI (body mass index) and amount of sleep impact your risk for dementia? Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) to identify new combinations of risk factors that are linked to increased risk of dementia in later life. “This study is […]

Move it and use it: Exergaming may help those at risk of Alzheimer’s or related dementias

Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer’s, showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, according to a new study. The results could encourage seniors, caregivers and health care providers to pursue or prescribe exergames (video games that also require physical exercise) in hopes of slowing […]

Using VR to Go Back in Time for Those Living with Alzheimer’s

An interview with Howard Green, co-founder of the Wayback Project, conducted by Kate Anderton, BSc How common is Alzheimer’s disease worldwide? What are the main problems faced by individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Currently, there are an estimated 46 million people worldwide living with some form of dementia. This figure is set to rise to […]

Novel biomarkers for future dementia risk

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future dementia. Dementia is a rising tidal wave of devastation for families and society. Age is the biggest […]

Brain pacemaker study shows promise in slowing decline of Alzheimer’s

While most treatments for Alzheimer’s disease focus on improving memory, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in these patients. For the first time ever, thin electrical wires were surgically implanted into the frontal lobes of the brains of patients […]

In wine, there’s health: Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the mind as well. The new study, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, […]

Alzheimer’s Family mourns the death of David Cassidy

David Cassidy, the teen heartthrob star of the hit “The Partridge Family” who went on to have a long show business career although he battled alcoholism later in life, is dead, his publicist said Tuesday. He was 67. Cassidy died surrounded by his family, his publicist said. Cassidy’s nephew tweeted that he didn’t think “I’m […]