Identifying Knowledge Gaps in Military-Related Risk Factors for Dementia

Research Paper Title Military-related risk factors for dementia. Background In recent years, there has been growing discussion to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder and how they may be linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease in veterans. Methods Building on that discussion, and… Read More

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Transmissible in Humans?

Research Paper Title Is Alzheimer’s Disease Transmissible in Humans? Abstract Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of dementia, has been identified as a protein misfolding disease with the accumulation of abnormally folded amyloid-β (Aβ) protein and hyperphosphorylated tau protein in the brain. Aβ is known to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of… Read More

Is the Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables Inversely Associated with the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders?

Research Paper Title Intake of Fruit and Vegetables and the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. Background No quantitative assessment has been performed to specifically link the consumption of fruit and vegetables with the incident risk of cognitive disorders. Methods The researchers searched the PubMed and the Embase… Read More

5 Simple Ways to Maximise Your Brain Health

The Alzheimer’s Australia ‘Your Brain Matter’ programme provides a checklist to see if a person is taking steps to keep their brain healthy and reduce their risk of dementia. The five steps are: Step 1: Look after your heart: I have had my blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose) and weight checked in the last… Read More

Obesity & Dementia: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Age at Obesity and Association with Subsequent Dementia: Record Linkage Study. Background Obesity in mid-life may increase the risk of subsequent dementia. Our objective was to study this risk, focusing on differences by age at the time of recording of obesity, in a large defined population. Methods A record linkage cohort study… Read More

Research: Fitness, Middle Age & Dementia

Fit Middle Aged Adults Have A Lower Risk of Dementia A new study from the US has confirmed that the fitter you are in mid-life, the less likely you are to develop dementia later. The authors studied a cohort of nearly 20,000 healthy, well educated, and affluent adults from Texas who had a fitness test… Read More