Neurology

Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths. They were surprised to find widespread and...
How brain begins repairs after 'silent strokes'

How brain begins repairs after ‘silent strokes’

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired — and brain function can be recovered — after a stroke in animals. The discovery...
Bleeding stroke survivors need to pay attention to the risk of depression, dementia

Bleeding stroke survivors need to pay attention to the risk of depression, dementia

People who survive brain bleeds – the most lethal form of stroke – are at significantly higher risk of later developing depression and dementia,...
Dementia becomes more dangerous if family caregivers are stressed

Dementia becomes more dangerous if family caregivers are stressed

Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new study from the University of California,...
Parkinson's Disease drugs linked to risk of compulsive gambling, shopping and binge eating, study shows

Parkinson’s Disease drugs linked to risk of compulsive gambling, shopping and binge eating, study...

Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease have been linked to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating...
The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

Researchers at the University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia. The predictor illustrates that...
Memory loss may not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s

Memory loss may not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s

Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer's disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer's that don't initially affect...
Drinking Low-Fat Dairy May Increase the Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Drinking Low-Fat Dairy May Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Consuming at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to consuming less...
New Gait Test Could Predict Early Dementia

New Gait Test Could Predict Early Dementia

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a...
DNA Vaccine May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

DNA Vaccine May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's...