Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells.
A number of studies have assessed the relationship between social interaction and dementia; the latest adds to the increasingly complex picture.
Experts have defined an under-recognized, newly named condition that mimics Alzheimer’s disease and propose guidelines for diagnosing and researching it.
Controlling systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg significantly lowered the risk of mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer’s disease.
Predicting who will develop dementia is difficult. Researchers are testing various biomarkers, but a recent study asks whether apathy might provide a clue.