A changing society: 100 is the new 80

  A changing society: 100 is the new 80 When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases…

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer's

Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer’s People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research. Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for…

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared…

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments A new discovery could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neuron disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with aging. New discovery in motor neuron disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments …

Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Scientists find that changing where an enzyme cuts amyloid beta precursor protein can determine whether Alzheimer’s disease develops. Steering an enzyme’s ‘scissors’ shows potential for stopping Alzheimer’s disease Source: Science Daily Healthy Aging