Low scam awareness in old age may be an early sign of impending cognitive decline and dementia

Related video Low scam awareness in older people is associated with risk for developing Alzheimer dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the future. These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur before changes in thinking or memory are recognizable. Findings from a prospective cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Identifying predictors […]

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Related video Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers’ tendency to commit criminal acts. “This study is unique in that we studied deceased patients, something that means we are […]

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Related video Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers’ tendency to commit criminal acts. “This study is unique in that we studied deceased patients, something that means we are […]

Parkinson’s update – hydration, awareness and detection

Related video Affecting the young Gadget detects Parkinson’s easily Researchers have found that drinking adequate amount of water daily can lower the risk of symptoms of a progressive neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s. Image Credit: SpeedKingz / Shutterstock In Parkinson’s disease there is progressive damage to the brain leading to movement difficulties, tremors, masked face or […]

Virtual reality offers benefits for Parkinson’s disease patients

Related video Researchers are reporting early success with a new tool to help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance and potentially decrease falls with high-tech help: virtual reality. After practicing with a virtual reality system for six weeks, people with Parkinson’s disease demonstrated improved obstacle negotiation and balance along with more confidence navigating around […]

Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of a key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson’s disease

Related video Parkinson’s is the most common, chronic neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 1% of the global population over seventy years of age. Right now, there is no cure for this disease and the available treatments focus on addressing its symptoms but not its progression. Although most cases of Parkinson’s are sporadic, the inheritable variants of […]

Study reveals vitamin B12 as inhibitor of key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson’s disease

Related video Iban Ubarretxena, an Ikerbasque Researcher and Director of the Biofisika Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU), participates in a piece of research that has enabled new inhibitors to be identified and which could be used to develop drugs to combat Parkinson’s. The research has been published in the prestigious journal Cell Research. Parkinson’s is the most common, […]