Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News

Dec 05, 2017
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer disease
Treatment has potential to correct behavioral and physical deficits associated with the disease.
Dec 04, 2017
New easy-to-use tool can help determine Alzheimer disease risk, similar to pediatric growth curves
Tool could be used to monitor cognitive decline in patients before irreversible damage occurs.
Nov 28, 2017
Low frequency brain stimulation improves cognition in Parkinson disease
Rare intraoperative brain recordings identify new brain connection that may be a target for improving cognitive symptoms in Parkinson disease.
Nov 24, 2017
Neurobiology: The chemistry of memory
Research shows that reduced levels of Staufen2 are associated with a specific impairment of memory.
Nov 08, 2017
Reduced blood flow from heart may reduce blood flow in brain’s memory center
Reduced blood flow from heart may age brain 15 to 20 years.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Nov 02, 2017
Inflammation in middle age may be tied to brain shrinkage decades later
People who have biomarkers tied to inflammation in their blood in their 40s and 50s may have more brain shrinkage decades later than people without the biomarkers.
Oct 31, 2017
Alzheimer disease might be a “whole body” problem
Amyloid-beta can travel, cancer-like, to brain from other parts of body.
Oct 20, 2017
Delayed word processing could predict patients’ potential to develop Alzheimer disease
Findings could lead to low cost, non-invasive test as part of routine medical evaluation for patient presenting with memory loss concerns.
Oct 17, 2017
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
Understanding of mechanism may lead to future strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in Alzheimer disease and other conditions associated with seizures, such as epilepsy.
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