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The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer’s

“A fate worse than death,” my colleague muttered to me as we examined an elderly man admitted to the hospital with severe dementia. From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. … Continue reading

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Measuring Cognitive Change in Subjects With Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Objective: To investigate the sensitivity of a large set of neuropsychological tests to detect cognitive changes due to prodromal Alzheimer’s disease(AD); to compare their metrological properties in order to select a restricted number of these tests for the longitudinal follow-up … Continue reading

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Aerobic Exercise Preserves Cognition in Nondemented Elderly

PHILADELPHIA — Continuous long-term aerobic activity has a protective effect on cognitive status and psychomotor speed in nondemented elderly, a new study has found. “We recommend daily low-impact aerobic physical activity in older people who are able to do this … Continue reading

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Green Tea’s Impact on Cognitive Function Now Visible

Green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity, a new imaging study suggests. A study led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland, shows that drinking a green tea extract … Continue reading

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Elevated Serum Pesticide Levels and Risk for Alzheimer Disease

Jason R. Richardson, PhD1,2; Ananya Roy, ScD2; Stuart L. Shalat, ScD1,2; Richard T. von Stein, PhD2; Muhammad M. Hossain, PhD1,2; Brian Buckley, PhD2; Marla Gearing, PhD4; Allan I. Levey, MD, PhD3; Dwight C. German, PhD5 ABSTRACT Importance  The causes of late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD) are not yet understood but likely include a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. … Continue reading

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