New AI-Based Tool Can Detect Early Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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Researchers from the University of Sheffield have developed a new AI-based tool that can help doctors assess the early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The tool, called CognoSpeak, uses AI and speech technology to analyze speech patterns and language to detect whether individuals require further medical investigation. The tool is as accurate as pen-and-paper medical … Read more

The Role of Microglia in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s: A Breakthrough Study

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In the realm of Alzheimer’s research, it is widely acknowledged that microglia research is still in its early stages, leaving much to be discovered. Recently, microglia have emerged as pivotal players in the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s. However, their exact role within the disease mechanism is still a mystery.  The groundbreaking research conducted by Li, … Read more

New Study Shows Yoga’s Promising role in Combating Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline in Older Women

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A new study conducted at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior,  has unveiled an ally in the fight against Alzheimer’s and memory loss in women –  yoga, particularly, Kundalini yoga and Kirtan Kriya.  The study, led by psychiatrist Dr. Helen Lavretsky, examined the effects of yoga on older women with risk for Alzheimer’s … Read more

8 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Reduce the Chances or Severity of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

One in every five Americans aged 65 or above suffers from cognitive impairment, while one in every seven is diagnosed with dementia. That number is projected to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia, affects approximately 6.5 million Americans. Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a “general term … Read more

New Study Indicates the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and the Right Amount of Sleep (Not Just a Lot of Sleep)

Numerous studies have indicated a connection between lack of sleep and cognitive impairment. However, a new study by Washington University’s Sleep Medicine Center gives a bit more nuance, suggesting that it is not as much about getting more sleep as it is about getting the right amount of sleep. The Study’s Data The study observed … Read more

How Alzheimer’s Villages Are Helping Mitigate the Effects of Dementia

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In a fascinating medical/social initiative, the Village Landais Alzheimer (Landes Alzheimer’s Village) in France took in 105 individuals with early to late-stage Alzheimer’s to study whether having them grouped together in a micro-village setting could help ease symptoms of the disease. The project, which is ongoing from 2020 until 2025, aims to provide better care … Read more

Eye Exams Could Soon Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

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Predicting Alzheimer’s Cheaply and Simply According to researchers at the University of California’s San Diego School Of Medicine and at the Washington University School of Medicine, cognitive tests may soon offer a low-cost, minimally invasive, and simple method of screening people for the genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease. According to both recently published studies, the … Read more

The Event Where Jokes Can Make a Difference

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, marks the eighth annual Laugh to Remember, a charity event partnered by Broadacre Financial and the Taub Institute. A night of laughter and purpose, where proceeds will go towards the innovative Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain. Attendees will be laughing for a cause while shaping … Read more