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GPs are failing to diagnose patients with early dementia

DALLAS: GPs are failing to diagnose patients with early dementia despite a major Government drive to improve detection rates, research shows today.

Experts say there is a reluctance amongst doctors to tell patients they have the disease as ‘nothing can be done.’

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Low levels of glucose in the brain may trigger Alzheimer’s

DALLAS: Our brain runs on sugar, and new research links the lack of glucose with cognitive impairment typical of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Additionally, researchers may have identified a new drug target for treating the neurodegenerative disease.

This can include problems with their reasoning, judgment, Read More »

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New research points to potential treatment for memory loss

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A new study lead by Dr Carlos Saura from the Institut de Neurociències (INc) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), reveals a new molecular mechanism essential for associative memory encoding in the hippocampus. This brain region is highly affected pathologically at early stages Read More »

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Dead-simple UBC app pushes people to walk for dementia research

VANCOUVER: A new app developed at the University of British Columbia is encouraging people to get up and walk — and help with health research at the same time.

“Walk 10 Blocks” pushes adults to walk about a kilometre every day. By registering on the Read More »

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