A Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) developed at Univ. of Pennsylvania scientists is a practical, lo-cost alternative for detecting Alzheimer’s disease, better than measuring the thickness of entorhinal cortex. July 26, 2016 Lower weight in late-life is linked to greater Alzheimer’s disease risk, Massachusetts General Hospital has reported. Low Body Mass Index is associated with increased […]
Cognitive activity in late life is associated with better brain cognition. Interacting with stimuli, especially the novel mental activity of challenging and engaging tasks, increases noradrenaline and cortical volume. Reported at Hillblom Cognitive Aging Symposium, June 9, 2016.
Seven reversible or modifiable factors for AD are diabetes, mid-life obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, hypertension, depression, and low education. Improving these factors lowers the risk of AD. Of these seven, physical activity has the largest impact, 33%. Study reported at Hillblom Cognitive Aging Semposium, June 9, 2016
Can estrogen preserve brain function and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when given early in menopause? Newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Mayo Clinic study published in June in the Journal of Alzheimer’s […]