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Dementia during the nineteenth century

There is a major difference between eighteenth-century views on dementia and what the historian finds a century later when dementia starts to refer more or less specifically to states of cognitive impairment mostly affecting the elderly, and almost always irreversible. The word ‘amentia’ was no longer used in this context and started to name… Dementia during the nineteenth century   



Aging and Dementia: More Gray Hair and Less Gray Matter

The normal processes of the aging brain remain poorly understood, and some degree of memory loss is expected in usual senescence. Approximately 10% of the population over age 70 years will have significant memory loss, and at least half of these cases of dementia will be attributed to Alzheimer disease (AD). AD is perceived… Aging and Dementia: More Gray Hair and Less Gray Matter   



Commonly used dementia drugs can help more patients with Alzheimer’s

The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a report funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Alzheimer’s Society. The study suggests that extending treatment to this group could help treat twice as many… Commonly used dementia drugs can help more patients with Alzheimer’s   



Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week,” research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer’s disease.

The most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease results in the loss of cognitive faculty. In the majority of… Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease   



New tools for Alzheimer’s may aid early diagnosis and treatment

Curtailing the imminent rise in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will require early, accurate diagnostic tests and treatments, and researchers are closer to achieving these two goals. New findings in medical imaging, molecular analysis of neurological diseases, and development of treatments using mouse models were presented at Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of the Society for… New tools for Alzheimer’s may aid early diagnosis and treatment   



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