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Bread, pasta, rice and other whole grain foods helped protect older Black adults from cognitive decline.
About 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to people 50 and older in 2020.
Will Leqembi’s primary benefit—a slight slowing of decline in cognition and functioning—make a difference to patients and family members...
Leqembi and related care could cost Medicare up to $5 billion a year, making it one of the most expensive taxpayer-funded treatments.
While patient advocates are celebrating, critics predict the rollout of Leqembi will aggravate racial disparities in elder care.
People with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease had markedly different assemblages of gut bacteria.
The results suggest that preventing viral infections might reduce the risk for diseases like Alzheimers and multiple sclerosis.
Researchers saw higher rates of cognitive decline in Black adults earlier in life.
People with NAFLD who had heart disease or had a stroke had higher rates of dementia.
The groups will work to improve quality of life for Black Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Maintaining healthy heart and brain function may lower dementia risk, including among those with a higher genetic risk.
New laws make it easier for people to see their loved ones in health care facilities during the pandemic.
Those with both conditions were more susceptible to brain changes such as those seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Improving vision may improve the connection between the eyes and the brain.
When the central nervous system deems an odor to be dangerous, the brain unconsciously prompts the body to flee.
Brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease show up early in people who scored higher in neuroticism and lower in conscientiousness.
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