Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New biomarker for dementia diagnosis

Medical researchers in the UK and Australia have identified a new marker which could support the search for novel preventative and therapeutic treatments for dementia.

Neuroscience

Gene yields insights into the causes of neurodegeneration

Across the globe, approximately 50 million people are living with dementia. The two most common forms are Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), which develop when neurons in specific parts of the ...

Medical research

Alzheimer-linked protein complex at super resolution

With the advent of super-resolution microscopy, scientists can study close protein associations better than ever before. In the latest edition of eLife, the team of Wim Annaert (VIB-KU Leuven) combines state-of-the-art imaging ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers work to better measure delirium severity in older patients

In a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New database aims to make Alzheimer's diagnosis easier and earlier

Do you get nervous when you can't think of a word? Chances are it's a momentary lapse, but problems with language are one of the symptoms that can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder like Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hearing and visual impairments linked to elevated dementia risk

Older adults with both hearing and visual impairments—or dual sensory impairment—had a significantly higher risk for dementia in a recent study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.