A monthly recap of the latest news about Alzheimer’s and dementia
Researchers in the US have found that people who adopt these seven health habits are less likely to develop dementia, regardless of their underlying genetic risk. Read more here.
Elevated levels of an enzyme called PHGDH in the blood of older adults could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease, and a study led by the University of California San Diego provides new evidence to support this claim. Read more here.
Accumulation of amyloid-β and tau proteins are related to brain network changes years before symptoms. Read more here.
New findings from the ongoing Drug Repurposing for Effective Alzheimer’s Medicines (DREAM) study suggest that certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs may lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in people with cardiovascular disease. Read more here.
UB-311 is an immunotherapeutic vaccine candidate. It targets one of Alzheimer’s main biomarkers: toxic forms of aggregated amyloid protein in the brain. Read more here.
Decline in sense of smell is connected to a faster buildup of Alzheimer’s disease-related pathology seen in brain scans, according to new research focused on older adults who live outside of nursing homes. Read more here.
Deep sleep can help the brain flush away harmful waste. This new device could help with that. Read more here.
A slower walk as you age has always been a warning sign of increasing frailty that could lead to falls and other disabilities, experts say. Emerging research in small groups of elderly subjects has also found that a slower gait from year to year may be an early sign of cognitive decline. Read more here.