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Living with Dementia

Cognitive Processes

Patient self-reporting version of ‘blood pressure cuff’ for dementia is reliable and valid

The patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor - a primary-care tool to measure cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms - is user-friendly, reliable and valid, including being sensitive to symptom change, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research study.

Similar to the way the blood… Patient self-reporting version of ‘blood pressure cuff’ for dementia is reliable and valid   



Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory

A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called astrocytes improved memory in healthy mice. What’s more, reducing receptor levels also prevented memory impairments in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Published today in Nature Neuroscience, the findings… Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory   



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