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

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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

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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 ...