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A new market report is the latest forecasting an Alzheimer’s market that, unlike many other healthcare markets, is on the decline

A new market report is the latest forecasting an Alzheimer’s market that, unlike many other healthcare markets, is on the decline



Is sleeping related to weather getting colder? Sleeping longer linked to faster decline in brain function.

Is sleeping related to weather getting colder? Sleeping longer linked to faster decline in brain function.

Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.

Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.

Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you’re in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.

Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you’re in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.

Residential care facilities are largely populated by white women 85 and older, many with dementia, federal researchers found.
Fully 91% of the residents were non-Hispanic white and 70% were women, Christine Caffrey, PhD, and colleagues at the CDC in Atlanta and the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy reported in the April issue of the NCHS Data Brief.

Residential care facilities are largely populated by white women 85 and older, many with dementia, federal researchers found.

Fully 91% of the residents were non-Hispanic white and 70% were women, Christine Caffrey, PhD, and colleagues at the CDC in Atlanta and the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy reported in the April issue of the NCHS Data Brief.

Head Injuries in War, Sports May Increase Dementia

Several studies have suggested that brain injuries, particularly from war wounds and American football, put a person at a significantly greater risk of dementia later in life, and now, three new studies revealed at the Alzheimer’s conference in Paris revealed similar findings. Veterans who suffered head injuries were at twice the risk of developing dementia as a person who hadn’t suffered from such an injury. Read more about the predictors of Alzheimer’s here.

Brain Atrophy, Proteins Predict Alzheimer’s

Measuring certain proteins, in addition to MRI-based brain atrophy evaluation, improves the ability to predict which patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) will progress quickly to Alzheimer’s disease, said a UCLA researcher. Major atrophy in itself was a sign of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but learning about the specfic proteins was an even stronger sign of the disease.Read the science behind the findings here.