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August 3, 2022

Virtual Chats Linked to Improved Memory, Well-Being in Older Adults Virtual Chats Linked to Improved Memory, Well-Being in Older Adults

Participating in regular online chats can help improve memory in isolated older adults, new research shows. Results from the randomized, internet-based Conversational-Engagement Clinical Trial (I-CONECT) provide […]
August 3, 2022

Sleep Disorders an Early Dementia ‘Warning Sign’? Sleep Disorders an Early Dementia ‘Warning Sign’?

Sleep disorders are associated with a 17% increased risk for dementia, results from a large registry-based study show. Dr Gunhild Waldemar “From our research, we can’t […]
August 2, 2022

Novel Guidance Informs Plasma Biomarker Use for Alzheimer’s Novel Guidance Informs Plasma Biomarker Use for Alzheimer’s

SAN DIEGO – For the first time, the Alzheimer’s Association has released recommendations for the use of blood-based biomarkers in clinical trials and certain clinical situations. […]
August 2, 2022

DMTs Significantly Cut Risk of Long-Term Disability in PPMS DMTs Significantly Cut Risk of Long-Term Disability in PPMS

Treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) with disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for patients experiencing relapse or with disease activity is linked to a significant reduction of […]
August 2, 2022

Chronically Low Wages Linked to Subsequent Memory Decline Chronically Low Wages Linked to Subsequent Memory Decline

Consistently earning a low salary in midlife is associated with increased memory decline in older age, new research suggests. In a new analysis of more than […]
August 1, 2022

Optimism for Long-Term Recovery in Survivors of ICH, IVH Optimism for Long-Term Recovery in Survivors of ICH, IVH

A new study suggests a brighter future for survivors of severe intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) who initially seemed headed for poor long-term functional […]
July 31, 2022

COVID Smell Loss Tops Severity as Cognitive Impairment Predictor COVID Smell Loss Tops Severity as Cognitive Impairment Predictor

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Loss of smell, not disease severity, predicts persistent cognitive impairment 1 year […]
July 29, 2022

DOJ Reportedly Opens Criminal Inquiry Into Alzheimer’s Research DOJ Reportedly Opens Criminal Inquiry Into Alzheimer’s Research

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into Cassava Sciences just 1 week after a neuroscientist alleged in an expose that the […]
July 27, 2022

Clean House, Healthy Mind? Chores May Lower Dementia Risk Clean House, Healthy Mind? Chores May Lower Dementia Risk

Participating in certain physical and mentally stimulating activities may be protective against dementia, new research suggests. In a large prospective cohort study, individuals who regularly engaged […]
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