Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer’s caregivers Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study. Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer’s caregivers Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. They published their study in…

Overactive scavenger cells may cause neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's

Overactive scavenger cells may cause neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a surprising effect of microglia, the scavenger cells of the brain: If these cells lack the TDP-43 protein, they not only remove Alzheimer’s plaques, but also synapses. This removal of synapses by these cells presumably lead to neurodegeneration observed in…

Drug discovery: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spurred by same enzyme

Drug discovery: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spurred by same enzyme Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are different. But at the biochemical level, these two neurodegenerative diseases start to look similar. This is how Emory scientists landed on a potential drug target for Parkinson’s. Drug discovery: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s spurred by same enzyme Source: Science Daily Mind…

'Brain training' app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment

‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment A ‘brain training’ game could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a new study. ‘Brain training’ app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain