Early detection is critical for successfully treating Alzheimer’s and dementia, but what if identifying the first noticeable symptoms is already too late for adequate treatment? An emerging field of research is looking for clues outside of traditional medical diagnosis to … [Read more...] about Could driving habits and credit scores be the earliest indicators of dementia?
There have been numerous studies on the influence of dementia on driving behavior which indicates that an individual’s driving habits will alter as neurodegeneration leads to cognitive decline. Using this research, a team of scientists is in the preliminary stages of developing … [Read more...] about Scientists develop tech that can detect early signs of dementia in older drivers
A grandfather has become the oldest person to single-handedly row 3,000 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, raising more than £640,000 for Alzheimer’s research. Seventy-year-old Frank Rothwell set off from Canary Island La Gomera on December 12th and crossed the finish line in … [Read more...] about 70-year-old grandfather becomes oldest person to row across the Atlantic
Excessive drinking, exposure to air pollution, and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts say in a report revealing that up to 40% of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors. This may not sound positive on the … [Read more...] about Study: Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases
Alzheimer’s is a disease that can take over the brain long before cognitive symptoms manifest themselves. This is one of the main reasons why it is so difficult to diagnose the disease at its earliest stages. But a new experimental blood test may change that. A novel blood test … [Read more...] about Blood test shows promising results in detecting early stage Alzheimer’s