July  2, 2021

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

Exergaming and dementia: Can exercise video games slow cognitive decline?
Can exergaming — combining exercise and cognitive training in a video game — reduce dementia symptoms in older adults? Read more.

Mouse study suggests that repairing brain protein production could counteract Alzheimer’s disease
Restoring protein production in the brain could help treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study using mouse models. Read more.

Researchers study effectiveness of tau biomarkers in Alzheimer’s blood test among diverse participants
Higher-than-normal levels of a type of tau protein were associated with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in a diverse group of participants, new research shows. Read more.

Hearing loss linked to worse cognitive function in Hispanic/Latino American adults
Hearing loss is associated with worse scores on learning and memory tests, according to a recent study conducted in Hispanic/Latino Americans between the ages of 45 and 74. Read more.

Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon?
Current Alzheimer’s treatments temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning. Learn about the treatment options that are among the strategies currently being studied. Read more. 

New paper estimates AT(N) framework impact on effectiveness of Alzheimer’s research
Using data from the NIA-funded ACT study, researchers found that among participants who had Alzheimer’s biomarkers but who did not have dementia five years before death, nearly one in three remained dementia-free at death. Read more.

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.