This could help catch Alzheimer’s earlier in women

Women may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but men are typically diagnosed at earlier stages, when symptoms are mild. By tweaking memory tests a little, more women might be caught at an early stage of the disease, when they can benefit from treatment, a study suggests. Adjusting the…

Migraines linked to higher risk of dementia

Dementia is the most common neurological disease in older adults, whereas headaches, including migraines, are the most common neurological disorder across all ages. In a recent study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that included 679 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older, migraines were a significant risk factor…

Pregnancy: Protects greasy food before Alzheimer’s?

Normally, a diet high in animal fat are discouraged. Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at the Temple University have shown for the first time in mice, that a high-fat diet of mothers during pregnancy their offspring against Alzheimer’s protects typical changes in the brain. Offspring of mice…

Trauma type may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly 5 million Americans, a number that’s expected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050. In its mildest form, the neurodegenerative condition is characterized by symptoms including memory lapses, getting lost, repeating questions, and misplacing things — behaviors that generally get more severe over time. 7 PHOTOSAlzheimer's disease factors See…

Vaccinations not a risk factor for multiple sclerosis

Data from over 12,000 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients formed the basis of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which investigated the population’s vaccination behavior in relation to MS. It showed that five years before their diagnosis, MS patients were statistically less likely to receive vaccinations than comparator…

Molecule reduces accumulation of toxic protein in Parkinson’s disease model: The discovery supports GM1 ganglioside as a potential target for Parkinson’s therapy

Parkinson’s disease often begins with small tremors. Over time symptoms worsen. Tremors become shakes and stiffness takes the body hostage. People with advanced stages of the neurodegenerative disease often have trouble with coordination, walking and maintaining their balance. Currently no cure exists for the condition and available treatments only address…