Tag Archives: Department of Neurology: Massachusetts General Hospital

More on Possible Blood Tests for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Digital / Nature Medicine)

Summary People with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s Disease (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease) have raised levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfC) in their blood, arising from damage to previously healthy nerve cells. These elevated levels of … Continue reading

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Declining Sense of Smell May Predict Progressive Cognitive Decline? (NHS Choices / Annals of Neurology)

Summary A decline in the sense of smell could be an early warning sign of cognitive decline. The Percepts of Odor Episodic Memory (POEM) test appears to identify clinically normal persons at higher risk for developing progressive memory symptoms characteristic … Continue reading

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On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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