Tag Archives: US National Institute on Aging

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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Alcohol Consumption in Moderation Perhaps Not Too Harmful: Some Neuroprotective Benefits? (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Choices / Heart)

Summary New evidence suggests that moderate levels of alcohol consumption (drinking between 7 – 14 units of alcohol per week) results in a lower level of risk for developing dementia, when compared to the dementia risk for either heavy drinkers … Continue reading

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Patterns Indicative of the Elastic Limits to Human Life-Span? (NHS Choices / Science)

Summary Italian research into longevity indicates that death rates tend to increase up to age 80, then decrease and actually level-off after the age of 105 years. This implies that the biological (absolute) limits to longevity may not yet have … Continue reading

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Further Brief Insights Into the Potentially Neuroprotective Benefits of Certain Foods (BBC News / Scientific Reports / ARUK / AAIC)

Summary There is evidence to suggest that the protein β-parvalbumin found in fish inhibits the formation of α-synuclein (the protein present in Parkinson’s Disease). The cross-reaction of β-parvalbumin and human amyloidogenic proteins may explain at least some of the health … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Reduction: Suggestions for Lifestyle Modification (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News / AAIC)

Summary A large-scale international review, by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care (LCDPIC), suggests that perhaps one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people took steps to follow healthier lifestyles and so protect their … Continue reading

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Senior Moments and Awareness of Memory Lapses: No Cause For Concern? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Research in the USA indicates that the experience of memory lapses (so-called “senior moments”) may be less a cause for concern than a failing sense of memory awareness (i.e. forgetting what has been forgotten). This study, which followed over … Continue reading

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English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Challenges Some Stereotypes About Older People and Sexuality (BBC News / Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Summary A survey conducted by the University of Manchester indicates that 54% of men and 31% of women over the age of 70 are sexually active. Sexuality and the need for intimacy among older people have been overlooked previously. The … Continue reading

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Caffeine Pills Improve Long-Term Memory Consolidation (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Research published in Nature Neuroscience indicates that taking caffeine tablets following study can improve subsequent performance on memory tests, in healthy adults. Read more: BBC News. Caffeine pill could boost memory. Reference Caffeine pill ‘could boost memory’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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