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Herpesvirus Abundant in Alzheimer Disease Brain, New Study Finds

Herpesvirus Abundant in Alzheimer Disease Brain, New Study Finds

While hundreds of published reports have made an argument for an association between Alzheimer disease and bacteria and viruses, the suggestion of a viral contribution to Alzheimer disease has not always been well received by the greater research community.

Trials for Investigational Alzheimer Treatment Lanabecestat Discontinued

Trials for Investigational Alzheimer Treatment Lanabecestat Discontinued

Phase 3 clinical trials for lanabecestat (Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca), an investigational Alzheimer disease treatment, are being discontinued for futility.

Lifetime Risks Temper Biomarker Tests for Alzheimer Disease Dementia

Lifetime Risks Temper Biomarker Tests for Alzheimer Disease Dementia

The lifetime risks of Alzheimer disease dementia vary considerably by age, gender, and the preclinical or clinical disease state.

Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk

Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk

There is a reduced risk for dementia for older Chinese adults actively participating in intellectual activities.

Greater Wealth Associated With Lower Risk for Dementia in English Study

Greater Wealth Associated With Lower Risk for Dementia in English Study

Public health strategies for preventing dementia should target socioeconomic gaps to reduce health disparities and protect the disadvantaged.

FNIH Launches Project to Identify Biosignatures of Neurodegenerative, Psychiatric Conditions

FNIH Launches Project to Identify Biosignatures of Neurodegenerative, Psychiatric Conditions

Multimarker inflammatory biosignatures are expected to facilitate diagnosis and predict treatment outcomes for various central nervous system disorders, particularly Alzheimer disease and major depressive disorder.

Mortality in Alzheimer Disease Not Strongly Associated With Antipsychotics

Mortality in Alzheimer Disease Not Strongly Associated With Antipsychotics

These results suggest that antipsychotic exposure has no impact on relative mortality.

Anticholinergic Drug Use and Dementia: What's the Link?

Anticholinergic Drug Use and Dementia: What's the Link?

The use of certain anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk of future dementia.

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life.

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Risk for Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Risk for Dementia

These data support the importance of TBI preventative measures and proper management strategies for subsequent dementia.

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