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Neuroscience

Bilingualism and dementia: How some patients lose their second language and rediscover their first

For many people with dementia, memories of early childhood appear more vivid than their fragile sense of the present. But what happens when the present is experienced through a different language than the one spoken in childhood? ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia

Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that that using a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) improves psychosis risk prediction ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How an Alzheimer's-related protein forms plaques

Neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease are characterised by aggregates of protein in the brain. The connection of these aggregates to the disease itself is unclear. Martina Huber, Enrico Zurlo and colleagues published ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New resource for dementia and firearm safety to prevent injuries

Today, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Safety in Dementia website, the first comprehensive online resource to help caregivers navigate issues related ...

Genetics

Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, and Banner Alzheimer's Institute, provides ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study results may provide a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease

New research suggests that the complex meshwork of proteins and potentially other biomolecules that provides structural and biochemical support to surrounding cells in the brain may play an important role in Alzheimer's disease. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Bag of words test for Alzheimer's disease

A positive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can only be made definitively postmortem. However, there are many symptoms that become apparent as the disease progresses and specialists can usually be quite certain of a ...