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Dementia Risk From Midlife Onward Predicted With New Tool

Novel 14-year risk score draws largely on modifiable risk factors

Aug 24, 2023
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Dementia Risk Tied to Wildfire Particulates, Other Air Pollution

"High smoke days might be taking a toll on our brains"

Aug 14, 2023
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Dementia Risk Linked With Cumulative Heartburn Med Use, Analysis Suggests

Study adds to the ongoing discussion about proton pump inhibitors and cognition

Aug 09, 2023
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Social Anxiety Nasal Spray Win; Racemic Ketamine vs Esketamine; Is AI Pro-Anorexia?

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Aug 09, 2023
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Quest's Alzheimer's Blood Test Has Experts Concerned

"Patients will have a difficult time knowing what the results mean"

Aug 07, 2023
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IQ After Pediatric Concussion; Hearing Aids and Dementia Progression

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Jul 29, 2023
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Dementia Linked With Depression in Early and Middle Life

Can better depression treatment reduce dementia risk?

Jul 24, 2023
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Study of 1.6 Million Veterans Links Neighborhood and Dementia Risk

Despite equal access to care, health inequalities persisted in disadvantaged areas

Jul 20, 2023
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Sleep Quality Linked With Cognition Across Five Cohorts

Inaugural Sleep and Dementia Consortium analysis points to associations with sleep apnea

Jul 19, 2023
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This Common Device Can Slow Cognitive Decline, Trial Shows

Hearing loss is more than a marker for dementia risk, it appears

Jul 18, 2023
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Retinal OCT Shows Promise as Diagnostic Aid for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Matched scans exhibit good repeatability, distinguish normal cognition from mild impairment

Jul 17, 2023
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Low Amyloid Burden Bodes Well for Future Dementia Risk

A ray of hope amidst disappointing results from A4 trial

Jul 17, 2023
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Why Do Superagers Have Sharper Memory?

Study untangles characteristics linked with better brains in 80-year-olds

Jul 14, 2023
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Social Isolation Tied to Brain Volume in Older Adults

Relationship between brain atrophy and social contact may be "a vicious cycle"

Jul 12, 2023
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