A new stem cell model has been developed to assess possible treatments for a rare nervous system disorder that is in the same disease group as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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People who abstain from alcohol or consume more than 14 units a week during middle age (midlife) are at increased risk of developing dementia, a new study finds.
Older adults who initiate dialysis for kidney failure face a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Certain risk factors were linked this higher risk. Older hemodialysis patients with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease had a high risk of early death.
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.
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.