neurodegenerative diseases

A new study ties repeated viral infections to an increased risk of dementia

The study was published in the journal Neuron. An increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease has been linked to viral infection, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers. The team have discovered a link between earlier viral sickness and a higher risk of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson’s. The […]

Alzheimer’s Disease linked to olfactory viral inflammation

The olfactory system, which regulates sense of smell, and the part of the brain associated with memory and learning can get irritated and disrupted by viruses, thus hastening the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study from scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus suggests that viruses may cause inflammation and damage to […]

10,000 steps per day may halve the risk of dementia

More than 55 million individuals worldwide are afflicted by dementia, which is also the sixth largest cause of death worldwide. The number of dementia cases is rising along with the percentage of older persons in the population. There is growing evidence that regular exercise is one of the best methods to lower the risk of […]

For older adults with dementia, a new tool may be able to predict mortality risk

Clinicians may be able to reliably forecast death in dementia-afflicted older persons with the aid of a prognosis prediction model. The researchers estimate that 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Financial planning, clinical decisions, the use of long-term care, and other types of decisions for this […]

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