Tag Archives: McGill University

Summary of Recent Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Trials (CTAD / JPAD)

Summary The following article summarises a round-up of present understanding and developments reflected in current and planned prevention trials, as discussed at a EU / US / Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Task Force meeting, as of December 2016-7. … Continue reading

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Lost and All At Sea: Game-Players Feed Dementia Research? (BBC News / Neuroscience 2016 Conference / Alzheimer’s Research UK / JGCR)

Summary Researchers at University College London have used a popular video game called Sea Hero Quest to investigate how players’ sense of direction and navigational ability typically decline over a lifetime. Analysis of the results could help dementia researchers develop … Continue reading

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Probiotics For the Alleviation of Symptoms in Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience / BioResearch Open Access)

Summary Iranian researchers appear to have discovered minor improvements in the symptoms of elderly people with severe Alzheimer’s Disease, associated with the regular consumption of probiotic drinks. The effects of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism were also investigated. … Continue reading

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Smoking Linked to Brain Shrinkage? (NHS Choices / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary Comparison of brain scans from more than 500 people, aged 73 and over, found that long-term smokers were more likely to have a thinner cerebral cortex. Full Text Link Reference Long-term smoking ‘may cause’ brain shrinkage. London: NHS Choices; … Continue reading

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The CAREDEM Case Management Modelling and Feasibility Study (HTA)

Summary The CAREDEM Case Management Study adapted a promising case management project from the USA (the PREVENT Study) and attempted to test the feasibility and acceptability of this approach to case management for dementia support in English general practice. The … Continue reading

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Bilingualism, Even if Acquired in Adulthood, Beneficial for Brain Ageing (BBC News / Annals of Neurology / Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Further research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh has investigated the apparent link between bilingualism and improvements in the rate of cognitive decline. Their latest research indicates that learning a second language … Continue reading

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Statins Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease: Claims Unfounded? (NHS Choices)

Summary It has recently been claimed in the press that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. These assertions are actually based on a small laboratory study on mice genetically modified to display signs of Alzheimer’s (specifically … Continue reading

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