Methylphenidate Safe and Effective in Reducing Apathy in Alzheimer Disease

Methylphenidate, the most widely studied catecholaminergic compound in older adults, is safe and may have modest but noticeable benefits on apathy in patients with Alzheimer…

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15 Novel Biomarkers for Diseases Predisposing to Dementia Identified

15 protein biomarkers have been identified as being linked to late-onset dementias. The biomarkers can predict cognitive decline and risk for dementia up to 20…

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Vision Impairment Tied to Cognitive Decline

HealthDay News — Worse visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and stereo acuity impairment are associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline in older, community-dwelling individuals, according to…

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Afternoon napping affects memory performance in habitual and non-habitual nappers

Ruth L. F. Leong and her colleagues propose that an afternoon nap improves picture encoding and factual knowledge learning whether one habitually napped or not …

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Effects of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 on Cognitive function and Inflammation

Effects of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 on Cognitive function and Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation has a positive therapeutic effect in AD patients who were not on a folic acid-fortified diet Low serum vitamin…

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Changes in How Cholesterol Breaks Down in the Body May Accelerate Progression of Dementia

Disruptions in how the body converts cholesterol into bile acids may play a key role in the development of dementia The blood-brain barrier is impermeable…

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BMI in the Time of Death associated with Severe Dementia

 Individuals with moderate and severe stages of dementia had lower BMI at the time of death. Body mass index (BMI) is an easy measure to…

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