Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses. According to researchers, this may result in patients who answer the same questions differently, and for different reasons.
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Key aspects of the aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds. In a laboratory study of endothelial cells, researchers tested compounds designed to target mitochondria. The number of senescent cells (older cells that have deteriorated and stopped dividing) was reduced by up to 50 percent.
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs) is associated with a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study.
Men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to new research.
Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting cells to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism — findings with potential relevance for age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
What’s the secret to aging well? Researchers have answered it — on a cellular level.
Scientists have suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer’s disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.
A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) never develop the classic dementia that others do. The results showed that resilient individuals had a unique synaptic protein signature that set them apart from both demented AD patients and normal subjects with no AD pathology.