Risks of dementia accumulating

Various recent studies have linked the following conditions to an increased risk of dementia:  Rosacea in older patients (American Neurological Ass’n.), late-life (age 55+) depression lasting over three years (Rotterdam study), an out-of-control immune system—common to AD, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s (Univ. of Adelaide), and long-term use of Warfarin in patients under age 70 with atrial […]

New tool for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s

Before any symptoms develop that can lead to a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, navigational tasks to assess a mapping strategy may detect the very earliest changes in cognition related to Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Since navigation problems begin early in AD, the spatial task used is more sensitive […]