Tag Archives: Atrophy and Cognition

Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Gray Matter Atrophy Prevention Using B-Vitamin Treatment (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary Researchers explored the prevention of brain atrophy in areas related to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by lowering elevated plasma homocysteine using B vitamins. An earlier study on people with increased dementia risk had indicated that high-dose B-vitamin … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Parkinson’s Disease (October – December 2012)

[A version of this collection appeared in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses concerning Parkinson’s Disease are shown below. Pan, PL. Shi, HC. Zhong, JG. [et al]. … Continue reading

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Vitamin B Pills Prevent Progression From MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary Some newspapers have reported that vitamin B might help protect the brain from dementia. Recent research investigated whether high doses … Continue reading

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Head Circumference, Atrophy and Cognition

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 2 September 2010]. Abstract Having a large head may help protect against the ravages of dementia. Research findings, based on 270 patients, found that Alzheimer’s sufferers with … Continue reading

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