42 new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk

42 new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk

A major new international study involving UK DRI researchers has identified 75 genes associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, including 42 new genes which had not previously been implicated in the condition.

Nytol, Benadryl, Ditropan and Piriton raising dementia risk

Dementia ‘linked’ to common over-the-counter drugs — Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists – Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing dementia, a study has shown.

Depression, behavior changes may be earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Depression, behavior changes may start in Alzheimer’s even before memory changes – Depression and other behavior changes may show up in people who will later develop Alzheimer’s disease even before they start having memory problems, reported by researchers in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Anxiety can damage brain and increases Alzheimer’s disease risk

Anxiety can damage brain — Accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment – People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety.

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age related memory decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age related memory decline

Dietary flavanols reverse age-related memory decline — Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline – Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, revealed by researchers in Nature Neuroscience.