Medical News Today: Alcohol use disorder is a ‘major risk factor’ for dementia

Heavy drinking and dementia Dementia data dissected Alcohol plays a large role in dementia What’s next? A recent study scrutinized the relationship between alcohol and dementia. The researchers found that alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia. Alcohol use disorders and their impact on dementia are investigated in a […]

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes could start at 40

Pericytes and white matter health Uncovering ‘the beginnings of dementia’ A new approach to preventing dementia? Scientists may have advanced our understanding of the brain mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease, after uncovering a process that precedes the buildup of toxic proteins that is a hallmark of the condition. Researchers reveal how the destruction of pericytes — […]