Dementia risk lowered with minimal alcohol use, study finds, but it’s complicated

CNN  —  Keeping alcohol consumption to one or two drinks a day lessened the odds of developing dementia, according to a study of nearly 4 million South Koreans. However, drinking…

More steps, moderate physical activity cuts dementia, cognitive impairment risk — ScienceDaily

Senior women were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia if they did more daily walking and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, according to a new study led by the…

Potential hidden cause of dementia detected — ScienceDaily

A new Cedars-Sinai study suggests that some patients diagnosed with behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) — an incurable condition that robs patients of the ability to control their behavior and cope…

First UMC Murfreesboro Receives $10K Grant to Help Fund Program Providing Support to Dementia Caregivers

  A recent $10,000 grant from ENCORE Ministry helped fund an executive director’s position for We Remember You at Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church. The program provides holistic and all-encompassing…

Hearing aids may lower your risk for cognitive decline and dementia, study finds

CNN  —  Hearing aids might be an important tool in the effort to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, according to a new study. Research has established that hearing loss in…

Taking blood pressure meds may reduce risk of dementia

CNN  —  Knowing you have higher than normal blood pressure — and taking medications daily to treat it — may be one key to avoiding dementia in later life, a…

A new study sheds light on the basic biology of frontotemporal dementia caused by a particular genetic mutation — ScienceDaily

Dementia encompasses a range of neurodegenerative conditions that lead to memory loss and cognitive deficiencies and affect some 55 million people worldwide. Yet despite its prevalence, there are few effective…

1 in 10 Americans over 65 have dementia, study finds

CNN  —  One in 10 Americans over 65 had dementia, while 22% experienced mild cognitive impairment, the earliest stage of the slow slide into senility, according to a new study…

Scientists detect dementia signs as early as nine years ahead of diagnosis — ScienceDaily

Cambridge scientists have shown that it is possible to spot signs of brain impairment in patients as early as nine years before they receive a diagnosis for one of a…

Podcast: Fighting Dementia With—Vitamins? A Retrospective On COVID Lockdowns

Join our directors of bio-sciences and medicine Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 22 of the Science Dispatch podcast. Could cocoa extract…