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Newswise: Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
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    23-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 721179

Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.

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22-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721208

Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that people with dementia – whose parents also had dementia – develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents.

Released:
22-Oct-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721177

Combination of More Hospitalizations and Brain Pathologies Linked to Faster Cognitive Decline

Rush University Medical Center

Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer’s pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to study results published in the October 15 online issue of the Annals of Neurology.

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22-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
Newswise: Study shoots down hopes that metformin might help strength training seniors build more muscle

Article ID: 721138

Study shoots down hopes that metformin might help strength training seniors build more muscle

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A new clinical trial dispels the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass by inhibiting tissue inflammation.

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22-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Novel Study Documents Marked Slowdown of Cell Division Rates in Old Age

Article ID: 721109

Novel Study Documents Marked Slowdown of Cell Division Rates in Old Age

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have documented that cell division rates appear to consistently and markedly slow down in humans at older ages.

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22-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721104

Effort to Examine Alzheimer’s Impact on Pain Processing

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

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21-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Article ID: 721047

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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21-Oct-2019 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720867

Can Healthy Lifestyle Reduce Dementia Risk?

Rush University Medical Center

Rush is part of national study to test effects of lifestyle intervention on older adults at risk for dementia.

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18-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT

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