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Heavy Drinking: an Under-Appreciated Dementia Risk Factor? (BBC News / Lancet Public Health)

Summary Research based in France has discovered an association between alcohol use disorders and dementia risk, particularly regarding the risk of developing early-onset dementia (i.e. with onset at an age less than 65 years). Full Text Link Reference Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Updated Projections for the Dementia Time-Bomb in England and Wales to 2040 (BMJ)

Summary A recent study by researchers University College London (UCL) and the University of Liverpool attempting to assess the future societal burden of dementia (sometimes termed the “Dementia Timebomb”) predicts the number of people living with dementia in England and Wales could … Continue reading

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Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … Continue reading

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Urine Test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)? (BBC News / MRC / JAMA Neurology / NEJM)

Summary It may one day be possible to use a non-invasive diagnostic urine test to discover whether or not patients have sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD). Full Text Link Reference A urine test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible. London: Medical … Continue reading

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Use of Benzodiazepines and Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Long-term use of benzodiazepines, often prescribed for anxiety and sleep problems, appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A French-Canadian team of researchers have found a cumulative dose-effect association between exposure to benzodiazepines (over … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Research: Two New Susceptibility Genes (PloS One)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists investigating susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s Disease has identified two additional genes (chromosome 8 TP53INP1 and chromosome 14 IGHV1-67). These two genetic susceptibility loci appear to be involved in energy metabolism, protein degradation and the … Continue reading

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