August 1, 2021

A monthly recap of the latest news about Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Studying macaques could help find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
New research shows that using rhesus macaques could help scientists discover potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
Read more here.

Tea and berries may slow onset of Alzheimer’s
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that diets high in flavonoids may protect cognitive health. Read more here.

Testing a blood biomarker for neurodegeneration
Neurodegenerative diseases cause progressive damage and death to nerve cells. This leads to problems in thought, attention, and memory. Reliable and accessible biomarkers would enable the early diagnosis and treatment of such diseases. Read more here.

A virtual microscope for Early-Alzheimer’s earns FDA ‘Breakthrough’ designation
Another development in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment has earned the FDA “breakthrough” designation — but this one is not a drug. Read more here.

What’s the relationship between diabetes and dementia?
A newly published study examined the association between age of onset of diabetes and the development of #dementia using a large, ongoing cohort study. Read more here.

Rebooting immune cells’ metabolism shields the aging brain in mice
Scientists recently discovered a process by which immune cells can drive aging in the brain, and how to block this pathway to improve memory and maze navigation in older mice. Read more here.

Aging neurons prioritize essential genes when repairing DNA
Rather than repairing DNA damage randomly across the genome, neurons appear to focus on mending sections that have genes key to their identity and function, according to a study supported in part by NIA. Read more here.


Explore and learn about more research topics at the upcoming 32nd Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference. The event is free and open to the public.