Mar 5, 2015

Gout may lessen Alzheimer's risk: study

People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing: they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, researchers said Wednesday. The same uric acid that can crystallize to cause gout, a form of arthritis, may protect against Alzheimer’s, they wrote in ...

Help at hand for dementia patients

Jan 6, 2015

Help at hand for dementia patients

by Kanoko Matsuyama

They would enter the bank and ask for their cash. Yuriko Asahara, behind the counter, would check where they would stash it — in the side pocket of a handbag or perhaps deep down in a shoulder bag. Asahara wasn’t spying. She knew she’d ...

Nov 1, 2014

Cocoa clue to reversing age-related memory loss

by Richard Ingham

Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Oct. 26. The compounds, called flavanols, were taken in a specially-prepared cocoa drink, according to an experiment published by the journal Nature Neuroscience. Over three months, ...

Researchers find key Alzheimer's protein

Feb 13, 2014

Researchers find key Alzheimer's protein

A research team from institutions in Japan and Germany has identified a protein in the brain that may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes of improved prevention and treatment, according to a study published Thursday. Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be triggered ...