Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News

Aug 09, 2018
New guideline released for managing vegetative and minimally conscious states
Accurate diagnosis and proper management could improve outcomes.
Aug 07, 2018
pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer disease
Study identifies potential drug targets to reverse problem found in tiny organelles in astrocytes.
Jul 31, 2018
Advancing the search for antibodies to treat Alzheimer disease
Two new studies shed light on the most toxic forms of amyloid-beta and how to find antibodies to target these structures.
Jul 30, 2018
Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine
Findings point the way to a new class of antidepressants that could be freer of side effects and faster-acting than those in use today and that may help patients for whom existing treatments don't work or have stopped working.
Jul 26, 2018
Feel lightheaded when standing up? You may have a greater risk of dementia
Study says middle-aged people who experience such a drop may have a greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later.
Jul 24, 2018
First practice guidelines for clinical evaluation of Alzheimer disease
Alzheimer's Association workgroup reports recommendations to improve timely and accurate diagnosis and disclosure.
Jul 19, 2018
Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut
Could preventing autism be as simple as changing expectant mothers' diet?
Jul 18, 2018
Sugar improves memory in over-60s, helping them work smarter
Sugar improves memory in older adults and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity.
Jul 12, 2018
Higher blood pressure may be linked to brain disease
Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions.
Jul 03, 2018
Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: a guide for physicians
Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home with dementia as well as their caregivers.
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